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Afghanistan: Taliban afraid of pink balloons

May 28, 2013

THE official Taliban website has published an article criticising an art project in which 10,000 pink balloons were given away for free in Kabul, saying the event encouraged un-Islamic behaviour….

“The West is using different techniques to promote their culture in Afghanistan, sometimes they do it in an undercover way,” the author, Qari Habib, wrote in Pashto in the critique published on Sunday.

“Some girls were without headscarves, with tight jeans and tops on, and even with mini-skirts on the streets. The boys were also dressed in Western-style outfits.

“After distributing some balloons, they wandered around Kabul aiming to break the culture of hijab.”

The Australian

If your ‘culture’ can be ‘broken’ by a few girls in tight jeans, what does that say about the robustness of your culture?


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