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OIC Secretary-General: Taliban’s bans on women are against our religion

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Hissein BrahimTaha, has once again reiterated the OIC’s condemnation of the Taliban’s recent edicts on women and girls in Afghanistan in a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.

“It is against our religion,” Embassy and Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the UN Office in Geneva quoted the OIC’s Secretary General as saying regarding the Taliban edicts banning Afghan women and girls from work and education.

In a communique the OIC released in January after holding an extraordinary meeting on Afghanistan, it had also described the Taliban’s women bans as “in violation of the purposes of Islamic law and the methodology of the Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad.”

It was followed by a quick response from the Taliban asking the Islamic organization not to interfere in Afghanistan’s internal affairs.

In addition to the OIC, some Islamic countries, including Saudi Arabi and Iran, have also described the Taliban’s edicts against women as against Islamic teaching and repeatedly called on the group to reverse these bans.

The group’s leadership, however, have refused to change course on restrictions on women and girls.