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From the Daily Mail
Terrorist group sets out their eco credentials (presumably by bringing Afghanistan back to the Middle Ages)
Taliban spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi says they want to play a global role
The terror group wants to help fight climate change and security, he claims
The Taliban are trying to project a more modern and “inclusive” image
But executions and raids on the right have already been reported in the regime
BY JACK NEWMAN FOR MAILONLINE
RELEASED: 5:53 AM EDT, Aug 25, 2021 | UPDATED: 1:10 p.m. EDT, Aug 25, 2021
Despite reports of civil executions and the erosion of women’s rights under the new Afghan regime, the Taliban have vowed to fight climate change and global security as part of the terror group’s attempt to transform and modernize itself.
Abdul Qahar Balkhi, a member of the Taliban’s cultural commission, says Islamists want to play a role on the global stage.
He told Newsweek: “We hope to be recognized not only by regional countries but by the world as the legitimate representative government of the Afghan people who have gained their right to self-determination through foreign occupation with the support and assistance of” a whole nation after a long struggle and immense sacrifices in spite of all adversities against our people.
“We believe the world has a unique opportunity to approach and come together to meet the challenges that not only we but all of humanity face.
“These challenges, ranging from global security to climate change, require the collective effort of all and cannot be achieved if we exclude or ignore an entire people ravaged by forced wars over the past four decades.”
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HT / Cam_S