Zalmay Khalilzad has reportedly urged the Taliban to heed Mawlawi Abdul Hamed’s advice on allowing women to receive an education. Khalilzad himself played an important role in convincing the top decision makers of his country that the Taliban had changed and were not the same as before. Despite the fact that the Taliban no longer kill American soldiers, they still kill dozens of Afghan soldiers every day. To justify the support of terrorists, it was decided that the Taliban should be given weekly cash payments in exchange for respecting women’s rights. The Doha negotiators, led by Khalilzad, appeared to be pleased with the outcome of the negotiations and took a photo laughing with the Taliban leaders.
Other countries, such as Iran and Pakistan, which had supported the Taliban, as well as radical groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, Hizb ul-Tahrir, Mawlawi Abdul Hamed, and some other groups in Malaysia, were all trying to make the Taliban look good during the Doha negotiations. However, the Afghan public was shocked to see the U.S. government and terrorist organizations working together in harmony, and that the negotiations would prevent the Taliban from killing American soldiers, but would allow them to continue killing Afghan soldiers every day.
Zalmay Khalilzad has requested that the Taliban listen to Mawlawi Abdul Hamed, a prominent terrorist who is more tolerant of women’s education. Saudi Arabia has asked the Haqqani Madrassas (terrorist school/camp) to persuade the Taliban to be more accepting of women’s education. Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, the United States, and the United Nations all hope that the Taliban will cease their atrocities and permit girls to attend school.
Despite the facts presented, the Afghan public is asking: How can the world expect peace from suicide bombers and killing machines when they have been doing this for the past 20 years? Why did Mawlawi Abdul Hamed and Zalmay Khalilzad attempt to whitewash the Taliban by claiming they have changed? What common interest do the Islamic Revolutionary Guard of Iran and the U.S. government have in bringing the Taliban back to power? Why is the world not seeing the suffering of the Afghan people right now?
Mawlawi Abdul Hamed, Iran, Pakistan, and other countries can only do so much to pressure the Taliban to open schools. However, the path to freedom is long and difficult, and the Afghan people must take the initiative to change their own narrative and destiny. As Afif Bakhtari said, “everyone knows their own pain better than anyone else, and they know the best way to heal it.”