Afghanistan – A Mosaic-Society Poems against Occupation
The manipulation of Islam by the “Taliban” and the West’s ignorance of and hostility to Islam together led to the demonization of Islam as a worldview and a way of life. The West posed as the “liberator” of Muslim women in Afghanistan and declared war on the “Taliban” in the name of the liberation of women. What the U.S. empire wants in Afghanistan, however, is control of the mineral resources and -- why not? -- also of the white gold from poppies.
As all wars the U.S. empire has waged after 1945 show, the U.S. is ideologically interested in spreading a capitalist U.S. lifestyle, which it "sells" as the embodiment of freedom, human rights, feminism, and humanism in one.
The penetration of foreign forces into a territory in which the population identifies with Islamic values and the tradition of the Qur'an leads to a “territorial” and “ethnic” interpretation of Islam, which is completely alien to Islam.
Islam is not a territory, but a community of people of different ethnic, linguistic, and cultural origins who share a belief in one God, Allah, and his prophet Mohammed. In Quran 5:48 it says:
“If Allah had willed, He would have made you one community, but His Will is to test you with what He has given ˹each of˺ you. Compete now for the good things! To Allah you will all return, then He will inform you ˹of the truth˺ regarding your differences.”
Women from all ethnic groups will jointly and inclusively determine in which direction the "liberation" and "self-determination" of women in multicultural, Muslim Afghanistan should look like.