THE ‘NEW’ TALIBAN: Afghan Journalists Beaten for Covering Women’s Protest

The two reporters were hit with batons, electric cables and whips.

The Taliban continue to prove they haven’t changed at all: threatening the U.S. during the evacuation; shooting a pregnant police officer; firing on peaceful protests – there’s a reason the United States officially recognizes them as a terrorist organization.

And now, they’re terrorizing the press.

According to the New York Post, Nematullah Naqdi and Taqi Daryabi were beaten for covering a women’s protest in Kabul. 

“One of the Taliban put his foot on my head, crushed my face against the concrete. They kicked me in the head … I thought they were going to kill me,” Naqdi told Agence France-Presse.

According to the Post, when he asked why they were being beaten, Naqdi was told: “You are lucky you weren’t beheaded.”

Daryabi added: “We were in so much pain that we couldn’t move.”

The Biden administration says they will “judge the Taliban by its actions, not words.” 

What’s the hold up?