No Joy In Islam* Update: Sharia Alert from Afghanistan. “Face the Taliban music in Bajaur Agency if caught listening to music in cars!,” from Afghanistan News.Net, with thanks to Forrest:
Peshawar, Mar 1 : After banning music in the tribal areas, the Taliban have reportedly started fining taxi drivers and citizens in the Bajaur Agency to the tune of Rs 500 for their only fault of listening to music cassettes in their cars.
The ‘fine’ is slapped on them even if they are ‘caught’ listening to Pashto music.
“I was stopped by the Taliban at Sarband village near Bara, Khyber Agency, last Saturday. They searched my taxi and found some music cassettes, and then asked me to pay Rs 500 as a fine,” the Daily Times quoted Khanimullah, a Peshawar-based taxi driver, as saying.
Another taxi driver, Ali Khan, recounted a similar experience at Sangu near the Khyber Agency border two weeks ago, when men claiming to be local Taliban fined him Rs 500 because he had a Pashto music cassette in his car.
“They said music is a sin and prohibited in Islam,” said Khan….
*It was the Ayatollah Khomeini who said, “There is no joy in Islam.”