The Taliban
October 16, 2001 12:33 PM   Subscribe

The Taliban has declared the Internet un-Islamic, but elsewhere in the Muslim world, going online is one way to avoid the censors.
posted by KimmishKim (8 comments total)
Ummm... don't these guys have a Website?

Or is it some other group or person trying to pass themselves off as them?
posted by da5id at 1:13 PM on October 16, 2001

Interesting, considering that Bin Laden has been rumored to use "steganography" to send messages within online pornography...
posted by glenwood at 1:38 PM on October 16, 2001

Hasn't the Taliban heard of phone-sex?
posted by antimarx at 2:08 PM on October 16, 2001

apparently not. they've also banned the letter X.
posted by lotsofno at 5:45 PM on October 16, 2001

They've prohibited something that people in other parts of the world use to avoid censorship?? NO! Say it ain't so! do you think those things could just possibly be connected??? (/sarcasm)
posted by ilsa at 7:41 PM on October 16, 2001

Hmmm... But what about the Bert + Osama poster? That image came off the Web.
posted by verdezza at 10:43 PM on October 16, 2001

Food must be un-Islamic too. They confiscate food from the Afghans all the time. I think the Taliban just claim anything they want which the Afghans have is un-Islamic, so they can accumulate anything of value from the people and get "the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice" to provide the vices the Taliban have. These guys are a joke and an insult to humanity. It's like we're bombing the Keystone Kops!
posted by ZachsMind at 11:56 PM on October 16, 2001

Next thing you know they'll be banning kites or something.
posted by Saima at 9:38 AM on October 17, 2001

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