Talk:Freedom of religion in Afghanistan

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To do[edit]

  1. Claims - please cite sources. Thick on allegations, thin on sources.
  2. Disputed - there is a disputed on the page but no reasons as to the facts at issue are on this talk page. Kindly update the talk page or remove dispute tag. A dispute tag has to be backed up by whats at issue. Its not a page label.


(Please remove two weeks after post time if no issues - if issues, please start a header to discuss)

"no freedom of religion existed" to "the freedom to choose and openly practice ones own religion did not exist" - Freedom of religion did exist, one was free to choose Taliban Islam.

--Malbear 04:01, 6 Feb 2005 (UTC)

For a January 2005 deletion debate over this page Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Discrimination against non-Muslims in Afghanistan

I urge all members to be on the lookout for OneGuy who has slapped a VFD on all discrimination articles against Islam. Kindly refute this effort by cross voting on all other discrimination pages —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gregj 94 (talkcontribs) 16:17, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

  1. Discrimination against non-Muslims in Pakistan
  2. Discrimination against non-Muslims in Sudan
  3. Islam and Mauritanian law
  4. Discrimination against non-Muslims in Iran
  5. Discrimination against non-Muslims in Saudi Arabia
  6. Discrimination against non-Muslims in Afghanistan
  7. Discrimination against non-Muslims in Malaysia

We need your votes so this can remain wikiepedia and not become Meccapedia--Malbear 05:54, 14 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Discrimination against Muslims in France ? :-)

That could be included in the "status of religious freedom in... (France)" article. YusufDepe 09:39, 3 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Why does this article focus on the Taliban?[edit]

They aren't in power anymore! Start an article on The history of religious freedom in Afghanistan if you want to talk about the Taliban. This article should only contain information reguarding the current government of Afghanistan (The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan). Or am I just whack? Kirbytime 20:19, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Kirby, the Taliban still have some power in Afghanistan and are creating problems for the NATO people. Why dont you create a new section "History" in this same article? Thats the appropriate thing to do. By the way the article already has a section titled "Status of religious freedom under the former Taliban government" so I dont know what is your problem with this article. Why dont you go ahead and make some edits and I'll check if you did the right thing. --Matt57 22:04, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Gregory Paul johnson is the coolest person in the whole entire world —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gregj 94 (talkcontribs) 16:18, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Shod there not be more on that under the Constitution of Afghanistan there is no freedom of religion? After all Abdul Rahman was arrested and threatened with the death penalty for converting to Christianity in February 2006.--Lord Don-Jam (talk) 00:41, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

I agree with Kirbytime and Lord Don-Jam. I would actually like to go that far saying that this article is not even reliable,and should rather be deleted than being how it is now! It doesn't mention ANYTHING about the CURRENT status of the religious freedom in Afghanistan! That is too bad! This article focuses ONLY!!! on how it was during the Taliban government. Matt57, what's your problem with improving this article? It is by no means good! Yes, it's true that they still have some power, but still, they are NOT recognized as the official government of Afghanistan. This article hardly mentions ANYTHING about the freedom of religion in Afghanistan now! As for the Abdul Rahman case: he's not unique. That case became publishment around it because he had originally been living most of his life outside the country and then returned. Most Afghans who leave islam are executed on sight. Sadly enough. There IS no freedom of religion there. (talk) 20:23, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Only one Jew lives in Afghanistan?[edit]

The religious makeup of the country needs some serious revision for grammar/accuracy.

Not necessarily, as Jews would likely have been unwelcome under the Taliban and they likely would have all been forced to leave the country, mostly to Israel most likely. Any Jews there today are most likely working for foreign organizations. After all in the 40's there were tens of thousands of Jews in Egypt but now fewer than 200, and the Taliban would likely be less tolerant of them than Egypt's government. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:06, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

missing issue except for link at the bottom[edit]

The Afghanistan constitution contains a contradiction on this issue, as it both mandates freedom of religion and a system of sharia law that mandates death for anyone who converts away from Islam. The courts there seem to have decided they can execute anyone who changes their religion away from Islam, with people only being allowed to have other religions if they weren't a Muslim in the past. The only mention in the article of this issue is a link at the bottom to a particular case involving this:

There should be an explanation of this issue in the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:03, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

disputed sentence w/o reference[edit]

The sentence "In March 2001, the Taliban destroyed two giant pre-Islamic Buddha statues carved into cliffs in Bamiyan province, on the grounds that statues are idolatrous and insulting to Islam." has no reference. Please provide one before removing the {{Citation needed}} template. Thank you. --Raphael1 13:30, 12 February 2011 (UTC)