One is a bunch of hardened sociopaths and the other are the Taliban.
While humanitarian aid workers keep claiming that everyone is dying in Afghanistan, it sounds like the Taliban have a lot of spare time on their hands.
Taliban on Thursday enforced a ban on TikTok and PUBG in Afghanistan saying that the apps were leading Afghanistan’s youths to go astray.
Sharing the decision on Twitter, Taliban spokesperson Inamullah Samangani said that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology made the decision because the content of these apps “misleads the younger generation”.
TikTok’s “filthy content was not consistent with Islamic laws,” he told Bloomberg.
Have they seen Linda Sarsour’s TikTok channel?
The video-sharing app and the South Korea multiplayer battle video game were largely popular among young Afghans who have been left with fewer options of entertainment since the Taliban came to power in August last year.
When your problem is a lack of entertainment options, the humanitarian crisis may be somewhat overstated.
“We’ve received a lot of complaints about how the TikTok app and the PUBG game are wasting people’s time,” he told Bloomberg. “The ministry of communications and information technology was ordered to remove the apps from internet servers and make them inaccessible to everyone in Afghanistan.”
Meanwhile, the Taliban are focused on getting into a war with Pakistan.
Militants in Afghanistan fired heavy weapons across the border into a Pakistani military outpost overnight, killing three personnel, the army said Saturday, in the latest violence to rattle the volatile region.
A firefight ensued with the militants firing toward the army post in Pakistan’s rugged North Waziristan region, and several were killed, the statement said. There was no immediate way to independently confirm details of the attack.
Pakistan has already carried out air strikes before in Afghanistan. While the Taliban have been warning of serious consequences.
A war between Pakistan and its Jihadist stooges ought to be a lot more entertaining than anything on TikTok.