Remember the assurances the Taliban has tried to offer the world that it is seeking peace and calm after forcefully taking over Kabul?
Well, try this one on for size: just days after seizing control of Afghanistan, the Taliban reportedly set a woman on fire because they were “dissatisfied with her cooking”, according to the Telegraph.
The horrifying incident came after the Taliban attacked people waving the Afghan flag and forced a German charity to close its doors. The charity said the safe houses it was running for Afghan nationals had become “death traps”.
Marcus Grotian, an active German soldier who ran the charity, said: “The Taliban are going door to door looking for local forces. This was foreseeable, and there has already been a visit to one of the safehouses by the Taliban. Thank God it was empty.”
Islamists also “went door to door hunting journalists and interpreters,” the Telegraph wrote.