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Taliban execute folk singer days after saying music is ‘forbidden,’ family says
30 Aug 2021 ~~ By Lee Brown
An Afghan folk singer has been executed by the Taliban just days after the Islamic fundamentalist group declared that “music is forbidden in Islam,” according to his family.
Fawad Andarabi’s family told the Associated Press that he was shot dead Friday when enforcers returned to his home after earlier searching it and even drinking tea with him.
“They shot him in the head on the farm,” his son, Jawad, said of the killing in the Andarabi Valley for which he was named.
“He was innocent, a singer who only was entertaining people,” the grieving son said of his dad, who played a bowed lute called a ghichak and sang traditional songs about his country.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the AP that the insurgents would investigate the incident, but had no other details on the killing in the area about 60 miles north of Kabul.
It came just days after Mujahid told the New York Times that music was being outlawed, just as it had been during the group’s brutal rule from 1996 until 2001.
Afghan folk singer Fawad Andarabi was reportedly dragged from his house and executed by the Taliban after they outlawed music.
More humiliation for America. Joey Xi has become the purveyor of death. His promise to Build Back Better has been a boon for the Taliban. Joey Xi Bai Dung and his team of 'Wynken, Blinken and Nod' supplied them with more military equipment than the Australian Army presently has..
This is just the beginning the stench of death will now permeate the air in Afghanistan for some time to come.