I was flogged three times in the streets, for stupid reasons. They will flog women that don’t have the veil on, or aren’t with their male relative, or are talking to a male shopkeeper, or are out on the streets during the evening. There are always people sobbing in the streets because they are being beaten. This is normal.
We are so sorry for the victims of this terrorist attack. We can understand their sorrow because we also suffered this terrorism for more than 23 years. On the other hand, unfortunately, we warned the United States government about this many, many times; as well as the other countries that are supporting and creating the fundamentalist parties. They helped create these terrorists during the Cold War; they supported Osama bin Laden [during the Russian occupation of Afghanistan].