Mawlawi Mujib Rahman Ansari, a vigilante, bearded clergyman, a preacher in a mosque in northwestern Afghanistan’s Herat province, who is also an attendee of the Taliban’s religious grand assembly has stated in the gathering that anyone who rebels against the Islamic regime should be beheaded.

While reiterating that the Islamic Ulema of Afghanistan is “responsible” Mawlawi Ansari called on the members of the gathering to reach a consensus on beheading the critics and those who rebel against the Islamic regime.

Mawlawi Ansari, in the grand gathering of the Taliban, emphasized on supporting the Taliban’s regime, stating that the Ulema should be indebted to the blood of martyrs and that the “slightest move” against the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan should be dealt with beheading.

Mawlawi Mujib Rahman Ansari, 38, is one of the extremist radical clerics whose views have always been hostile and harsh.

He previously proclaimed that any man whose spouse does not fully cover herself in public is a “coward”.

Additionally, even when the previous administration did not fall to the Taliban, he suggested stoning accused adulterers and chopping off the hands of thieves. He also claimed that Covid-19 was sent by God to punish and eliminate non-Muslims.

The grand assembly of the religious scholars prioritized discussing executing critics while the issue of reopening of girls’ schools and their access to education remains unaddressed.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).