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latest high-profile faith-based programme
has been completed, and
two ancient Buddha statues, renowned throughout the world, are now but rubble,
undoubtedly striking a blow for religious values and against the Godless
On the bright side, though, the destruction of the statues eliminates one thing
the Taleban could hold hostage to dissuade the West from condemning its
oppression of women/support of terrorism. Had they relented under Western
pressure or bribery, the price may have been an agreement to recognise the
Taleban regime as rightful, cut off any covert aid to dissident groups, and
not complain about its misogynistic policies, lest those statues come to harm.
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