The The Taliban began painting on murals depicting Western symbols throughout Kabul and other parts of Afghanistan .
The murals represented everything from George Floyd to the signing of the agreement between the United States and the Taliban, the drowning of Afghan refugees and the murder of Dr. Tetsu Nakamura, a Japanese aid worker who was widely respected in the country for his humanitarian work in Afghanistan. A man paints murals on a concrete wall with a message stating "For an Islamic system and independence, you haveYou can take tests and stay patient "in Kabul.
A man paints murals on a concrete wall with a message saying "For an Islamic system and the independence, you have to take tests and stay patient, "in Kabul. (Images)
Nakamura was killed in an ambush in eastern Afghanistan in 2019.
Artlords, an art collective, led by Afghan activist Omaid Sharifi, has painted numerous murales over the past decade.
"And it started. The Taliban started painting on our murals," Sharifi tweeted last Friday. "They started with the history that marked the signing of #DohaDeal. #BaradarKhalilzadMural is no more. Instead, the black and white message says not to trust the propaganda of the 'enemy. "
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Taliban painted paintings murals, which surrounded the security wall around Kabul, and replaced them with short sentences supporting their extremist ideology.
One of the sentences, written in Pashto on Nakamura's painting, now reads: "Safeguarding the Islamic system, independence requires patience and work.relentless garlic. "
The paint on the murals has further strengthened the Taliban 's grip on the country after the US withdrawal at the end of last month after nearly 20 years rs d 'occupation.
The chaotic withdrawal was capped by a suicide bombing attack at Kabul airport that killed 169 Afghans and 13 US servicemen.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.