The Taliban’s religious police made a bonfire of music instruments in the western province of Herat (Afghanistan), as disclosed in a report by the state-run news agency Bakhtar.

According to the report, Sheikh Aziz al-Rahman al-Muhajir, the provincial head of the Ministry of Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, justified the burning of musical instruments, claiming that music leads to the « misguidance of the youth and the destruction of society. » He argued that exposure to music could corrupt individuals.

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