Taliban militants allegedly burned down an Afghanistan amusement park after footage exposed them playing on dodgems.
— Mediavenir (@Mediavenir) August 16, 2021
AccordingÂ to The Independent, the video showing the Taliban militants riding bumper cars is thought to have been filmed in the north-western city of Herat. However, a Twitter user has claimed the second took place at a park in Begha, Sheberghan, around 10 hours away. Therefore, the amusement park that was burned down may not be where the bizarre scene took place.
The social media user who shared a video of the burning park claims it was the Bokhdi Amusement Park.
They believe it had been set alight by the Taliban because there wereÂ âstatues/idolsâÂ inÂ âpublic access.âÂ The user explains:
âIdols are illegal in Islam, This is the logic of the Talibanâs brutal emirate.
The homeland is occupied.â
The Bokhdi Amusement Park was set on fire by Taliban insurgents in Begha, Sheberghan. The reason is that the statues/idols standing there are in Public access Idols are illegal in Islam, This is the logic of the Taliban's brutal emirate. The homeland is occupied.#Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/MBuYsQQbxk
— Ihtesham Afghan (@IhteshamAfghan) August 17, 2021
AlthoughÂ Taliban leaders promised the Afghan population a peaceful transitionÂ and they would respect womenâs rights, they have pledged they would enforce Islamic law.
Fearing for their future under Taliban laws,Â dozens of Afghans tried to escape the country, clinging to American military planes that were taking offÂ earlier this week. Sadly, many lost their lives in the chaos, with at least seven people killed at Kabul International Airport and others falling from the planes mid-air.
Kabul Airport runway today. No words needed. pic.twitter.com/8SfzEOprUZ
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) August 16, 2021
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