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  The Taliban and Women
The enforcement of the code of Islamic Hejab by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is fully consistent with the Islamic beliefs of Afghans and the traditions of the Afghan society.
To comply with the Islamic code of Hejab, as well as to reduce the degree of threat to the personal safety of women, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is asking the women to observe the Islamic Hejab, and cover their faces in public.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan considers education to be obligatory equally for men and women according to the tenets of Islam.
www.themodernreligion.com /women/taliban.html   (1413 words)

 Flag of Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Flag of Afghanistan was adopted by the transitional government of Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan in 2002-2004.This flag is similar to the one flown in Afghanistan during the monarchy between 1930 and 1973.
The center emblem is the classical emblem of Afghanistan with a mosque with its mihrab facing Mecca.
In between the mosque and the seal is the year ١٣٤٨ (1348 of the lunar Islamic calendar, or 1929 AD of the Gregorian calendar) the year Mohammed Nadir Shah’s dynasty began.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flag_of_Afghanistan   (960 words)

 Press Releases By the I.E.A
The leader of the I.E.A, Mula Muhammad Umar Mujahid in an interview with the Islamic Emirate monthly Magazine published in August said, "We do not prohibit women from education, rather, we want education to be regulated according to the requirements of the Shariah".
Afghanistan seeks friendly relations with all countries, particularly with neighboring states, and is ready to play an active and responsible role in the framework of the United Nations and on the basis of mutual respect to sovereignty.
On August 11, 1999, the forces of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan regrouped and launched an attack on the positions of the rebels in the north of Kabul.
911review.org /brad.com/taleban.com/TALEBAN_statement.html   (4386 words)

Afghanistan moves, pursuant to Rule 60(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, to vacate the "default judgment" entered against it.
Afghanistan argues in the alternative that the "tortious acts" exception cannot apply to this case because another exception contained in the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act "specifically and expressly deals with claims based on the type of terrorist act that forms the basis of [Plaintiff's] claims."  Memo at 5-6.
The alternative exception cited by Afghanistan, which concerns foreign states designated by the U.S. Department of State as state sponsors of terrorism, is set forth in the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act at 28 U.S.C. 1605(a)(7).
www.judicialwatch.org /cases/78/afghanistan.htm   (2360 words)

 The Taliban and Women - Ummah.com
The Islâmic Emirate of Afghanistan is determined to provide educational and employment opportunities for the women of Afghanistan, as soon as the security and financial circumstances under which the Islâmic Emirate operates allow such a step to be taken.
The enforcement of the code of Islâmic Hejab by the Islâmic Emirate of Afghanistan is fully consistent with the Islâmic beliefs of Afghans and the traditions of the Afghan society.
The Islâmic Emirate of Afghanistan considers education to be obligatory equally for men and women according to the tenets of Islam.
www.ummah.com /forum/showthread.php?p=1345070   (3200 words)

 Afghanistan Fact page by Clement Chan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Afghanistan was invaded and occupied by the Soviet Union in 1979.
Afghanistan, in southwestern Asia, bounded on the north by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan; on the east by China and the part of the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir controlled by Pakistan; on the south by Pakistan; and on the west by Iran.
Afghanistan was a monarchy from 1747 to 1973, when the king was overthrown by military officers and the country was proclaimed a republic; the republic dissolved in 1992 as the country erupted in civil war.
www2.hawaii.edu /~chankam/factpage.htm   (2768 words)

 Afghanistan 1996-2001
In August 1997 the United States was to close the Afghan embassy in Washington, because of a dispute between a staff member supporting the Taliban government and another staff member supporting the former government, who clashed on 28 May 1997 over which flag should fly over the embassy.
It is the al-LIWAA, the flag of the Islamic State, the Caliphat, a country where Islamic law is observed.
An Islamic state today is akin to John Calvin's Geneva, a theocratic state par excellence — there is a big difference between a theocratic state and one that is culturally Christian or even religiously so.
flagspot.net /flags/af_talib.html   (1648 words)

 Jihad Unspun - My 12 Days In Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It is the headquarters of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
As we entered the Afghanistan territory, there I saw a board on which it was stated that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan welcomes you.
Due to the warring condition and unjust sanctions by the United Nations the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is not able to reconstruct the road on this important route.
www.jihadunspun.com /articles/04292002-12.Days.In.Afghanistan   (1123 words)

 Afghanistan (10/01)
Afghanistan is endowed with a wealth of natural resources, including extensive deposits of natural gas, petroleum, coal, copper, chromite, talc, barites, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, salt, and precious and semiprecious stones.
Afghanistan's relations with Iran have fluctuated over the years, with periodic disputes over the water rights of the Helmand River as the main issue of contention.
Afghanistan's relations with newly independent Tajikistan have been complicated by political upheaval and civil war in Tajikistan, which spurred some 100,000 Tajiks to seek refuge in Afghanistan in late 1992 and early 1993.
www.state.gov /outofdate/bgn/a/10958.htm   (6507 words)

The Pashtun-dominated ultra-conservative Islamic movement known as the Taliban controlled approximately 90 percent of the country, including the capital of Kabul, and all of the largest urban areas, except Faizabad.
Much of the political and extrajudicial killing in Afghanistan during the year occurred during the renewed conflict between the Taliban and the Northern Alliance during the summer, which was characterized by sporadic indiscriminate shelling and bombing.
The country's official name, according to the Taliban, is the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan; according to the umbrella organization of various smaller, anti-Taliban groups, the Northern Alliance, it is the Islamic State of Afghanistan.
www.fas.org /terrorism/at/docs/2001/AfghanistanHR.htm   (13798 words)

The Taliban movement, which today has control of around 90% of the territory of Afghanistan, was formally declared as The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan on 26 October 1997, cf.
The day after the Taliban city of Kadahar was about to fall, and former President Rabbiani was the same day expected to declare himself as the country's new leader and to "lead the provinces freed from the Taleban and also head the task of freeing provinces now under the control of the Islamist militia".
The Constitution of Afghanistan was signed into law on Monday 26 January 2004 by the President of the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan.
www.geocities.com /dagtho/afghanistan.html   (938 words)

The country's official name, according to the Taliban, was the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan; according to the Northern Alliance, it was the Islamic State of Afghanistan.
According to a report of the Gender Advisor to the U.N. system in Afghanistan, the educational sector suffered from: Limited human and financial resources; the absence of a national educational policy and curriculum; the inability of authorities to rehabilitate destroyed facilities; and discriminatory policies banning the access of females to all levels of education.
The Taliban reportedly also barred Afghan students from traveling abroad, even to Islamic countries, to complete their education, although this restriction reportedly was not always enforced in practice, and a number of children, including many females related to the Taliban leadership, were able to obtain a foreign education.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2001/sa/8222.htm   (17095 words)

 AsiaSource Interview with Barnett Rubin
Afghanistan had had three national elections to a consultative parliament in which almost no political party leaders were involved at all.
There was an Islamic Court of Kandahar which was actually more important than any of the mujahideen parties and essentially some of the ulema who were organized around that Islamic court turned into the Taliban in order to try to attack the problem of warlordism and chaos.
Afghanistan is a landlocked country, so he had to get there through Pakistan, and he is a fairly well known figure to the security services in that area.
www.asiasource.org /news/special_reports/rubin.cfm   (5506 words)

 Fueling Aghanistan's War (Human Rights Watch Backgrounder, December 15, 2000)
Afghanistan has virtually the world's lowest life expectancy and literacy rates and the highest rates of infant, child, and maternal mortality.
Human Rights Watch research in Afghanistan and adjacent countries has identified the major transit routes used to move arms and other equipment, the suppliers, the role of state and non-state actors, and the response of the international community.
Diplomatic observers interviewed by Human Rights Watch in Afghanistan and Pakistan in July and October 2000 have also reported that Pakistani aircraft assisted with troop rotations for Taliban forces during combat operations in late 2000, and senior members of its intelligence agency and army were involved in planning military operations.
www.hrw.org /backgrounder/asia/afghanistan/afghbk.htm   (3797 words)

 The Taliban and Shariah
This choice of the legal system was based on the expressed will of the people of Afghanistan, who fought and suffered for fourteen years for the purpose of restoring the rule of Shariah in their country.
By restoring the Islamic Shariah, the Taliban have been able not only to provide their countrymen and countrywomen with the needed security and peace, rather they have also succeeded to create a safe and secure atmosphere for foreign visitors and relief workers.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan adheres to the principle of a representative government based on the teachings of the Islamic Shariah.
grove.ufl.edu /~msa/Articles/taliban_and_shariah.htm   (899 words)

 Theunjustmedia News & Perspectives
Tuesday night Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Farahrod district of Farah province demolished a stronghold which was between Abkhorma and Farahrod districts on Kandahar-Herat highway.
The Head of the Islamic forces in Somalia Sheikh Yusuf Indho-Ade gave the ethiopian forces in the country seven days to leave the country or face a massive assault, as the city of Tiyeglow north of Baidoa is in the hands of the Islamic force encircling most of Baidoa.
The Islamic Courts' Army entered the district from the town of Burhakaba, south of Baidoa, early morning on Monday engaging only in minor clashes with enemy troops because the bulk of the Ethiopian and puppet government forces are now engaged in battles with the Islamic Army at the Manaas army base, west of Baidoa.
theunjustmedia.com   (10586 words)

 Afghanistan -- Background Information - TeacherVision.com
Afghanistan, approximately the size of Texas, is bordered on the north by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, on the extreme northeast by China, on the east and south by Pakistan, and by Iran on the west.
On Sept. 27, 1996, the ruling members of the Afghan government were displaced by members of the Islamic Taliban movement, who have declared themselves the legitimate government of Afghanistan.
In the 19th century, Afghanistan became a battleground in the rivalry of imperial Britain and czarist Russia for control of Central Asia.
www.teachervision.fen.com /afghanistan/7126.html   (1288 words)

PRESS RELEASE, 27 February 2001 - "Mullah Omar's latest instruction to destroy pre-Islamic statues in Afghanistan is unaceptable and must be reversed immediately", said the Chairman of the Society for the Preservation of Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage (SPACH).
Any further damage to Afghanistan's treasures would be a tragic and irreplaceable loss to the Afghan nation and the world at large.
SPACH herewith appeals to Mullah Omar to reverse this recent edict and protect Afghanistan's cultural heritage, as it is part of the world's heritage.
www.unesco.org /bpi/eng/unescopress/2001/spach2.shtml   (391 words)

Afghanistan was by far the largest producer of opium poppies in 2000, and narcotics trafficking is a major source of revenue.
The war in Afghanistan was the stage for one of the last major stand-offs between the two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union.
Afghanistan was still seen as the hearth-stone of the mujahedin, from whence trained fighters could be sent out to fight wherever they were needed.
www2.hawaii.edu /~lyim/factpage.htm   (4515 words)

The Taliban, who have named the country the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, control around 90 percent of Afghanistan, the remainder being controlled by the Northern Alliance.
Afghanistan remains a country in conflict, with its infrastructure and social capital mostly destroyed and its governance systems ruptured.
Afghanistan continues to be the most heavily mined country in the world, according to UN mine clearing experts, although the number of landmine casualties is said to have decreased in recent years.
www.ilo.org /public/english/region/asro/bangkok/arm/afg.htm   (1337 words)

The Taliban-led "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan" lacked the administrative efficiency of a state.
The centerpiece on the 1st Battalion of the Afghan National Army patch is an outline of Afghanistan underneath a fountain pen and two crossed rifles.
The training program and the formation of a national army in Afghanistan is considered one of the cornerstone of success for the Afghan government.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/afghanistan/army.htm   (2517 words)

 The Mujahidin of Afghanistan
The Taleban ("the Seekers") was formed in September of 1994 in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar by a group of graduates of Pakistani Islamic colleges (madrassas) on the border with Afghanistan, run by the fundamentalist Jamiat-e-Ulema.
The members of the Taleban Islamic Movement of Afghanistan (TIMA) were mostly Pashtuns from Kandahar in Southern Afghanistan and were led by a mullah (a village-level religious leader), Mohammad Omar.
The Taleban advocated an ‘Islamic Revolution’ in Afghanistan, proclaiming that the unity of Afghanistan should be re-established in the framework of Sharia (Islamic law) and without the mujahedin.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-enemy/afghanistan.htm   (605 words)

 Facts of Afghanistan
The country is split east to west by the Hindu Kush mountain range, rising in the east to heights of 24,000 ft (7,315 m).
With the exception of the southwest, most of the country is covered by high snow-capped mountains and is traversed by deep valleys.
Islamic conquerors arrived in the 7th century, and Genghis Khan and Tamerlane followed in the 13th and 14th centuries.
members.tripod.com /rgcrattlers/id78.htm   (1545 words)

 Terror Tuesday: Impact on South Asia -- Mullah Mohammed Omar-Profile
The paramount purpose of Mullah Omar was to forge a unity among the various warring factions and establish a true Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan.
With approximately 90 per cent of Afghanistan under Taliban control, Mullah Omar is reported to have commenced the agenda of ‘transforming’ Afghanistan into the ‘purest Islamic State’ in the world.
Laden is reported to have partially financed the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan from which Mullah Omar emerged as the ‘Commander of the Faithful’.
www.satp.org /satporgtp/usa/Mullah_Moh.htm   (568 words)

 Operation World - Detailed Information
The countryside was bombed and mined; half the housing, most of the complex irrigation systems and a high proportion of the livestock were destroyed.
The most lucrative agricultural crop is now opium (Afghanistan is the world's largest producer) which has paid for weapons for the warring factions.
4 Afghanistan is one of the least reached countries in the world.
www.gmi.org /ow/country/afgh/owtext.html   (1458 words)

 News - Scope Summer 2000: Where were you when
Mawlawi Hamdullah Numani, the minister of higher vocational education for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, presents Loma Linda University and Medical Center president B. Lyn Behrens, MBBS, with an Afghan rug.
In the late 1970s, contact with Afghanistan was temporarily halted as a result of civil unrest and war.
In 1998, connection with Afghanistan was reestablished with Loma Linda through a visit by Mawlawi Hamdullah Numani, the minister of higher vocational education for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, to Loma Linda.
www.llu.edu /news/scope/sum00/afghanistan.html   (1127 words)

 Afghanistan News
Quetta (Pakistan) based site which is a combination of magazines published inside Afghanistan: "The Islamic Emirate" and " Afghanistan Today" which are published inside the country and also weekly newspaper "The Kabultimes".
Afghanistan News by Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA)
Rebuilding Afghanistan - A section of The Times of Central Asia (based in Kyrgyztan) presenting articles on Afghan politics and news.
www.afghana.com /Education/News.htm   (327 words)

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