In Tajiki Farsi Video Shared On X, Armed Jihadi Fighter Practices Shooting At Heads Of Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon And Other Officials For Their Restrictions On Hijab Wear

July 3, 2024

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On June 21, 2024, a pro-Afghan Taliban account on X posted a short video threatening the government of President Emomali Rahmon over his crackdown against the hijab (Islamic veil) and other non-Tajik lifestyles in Tajikistan.

An accompanying Dari-language tweet reads: "Do not worry! Tajikistan has men like lions who are determined again to liberate that land and implement the decrees of Allah." It adds, "The reaction of one of Tajikistan's mujahideen for banning hijab by the traitor Emomali Rahmon."

In the video, an armed jihadi fighter, whose accent is Tajiki Farsi, targets and shoots at a rock and declares it to be the head of those who stand against Allah and implement the laws of kufr (unbelief), and who are banning the hijab in Tajikistan. "We will blow [away] the heads of the people like this," he says.

"We have seen some situations in Tajikistan; the oppression of our Muslim sisters and brothers by the government has reached a high level. I came here with brother Hamza; here is the target, and we will shoot on it," he adds.

Putting a rock in place, he says: "These are the heads of those people; now we are tearing apart their heads, that is, we are preparing to tear apart their heads in the future so that no one will be against the law of Allah.

"They have left the law of Allah to one side, and they have implemented the democracy of kufr. We will answer to them, God willing. This is the head of those who forbade the hijab, brought in foreign clothing, fined those who wear ordinary clothes, and do not say anything to those who wear the clothes of unbelief. They refer the outer garment to those clothes which cover a woman and hide her private parts, and whoever wears it is fined."

Finally, the armed jihadi shoots the target.

Source:, June 21, 2024.

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