Hopeless tears of Afghan girl who fears abuse by Taliban: ‘No one cares about us’

As the Taliban brutally took control of Afghanistan in a matter of days, a video surfaced reportedly showing a “hopeless Afghan girl” crying in fear over what her future holds under the terrorist group’s oppressive rule.

“We don’t count because we were born in Afghanistan,” the unidentified girl quietly is reported to have said through tears in a heart-wrenching 45-second clip.

“I cannot help crying. I have to wipe my tears to be able to film this video,” says the whispering girl while sitting in a car.

“No one cares about us,” the girl asserts. “We’ll die slowly in history. Isn’t it funny?”

The viral video has now been viewed more than 2.1 million times. It was posted on Twitter by human rights activist and Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad. “Tears of a hopeless Afghan girl whose future is getting shattered as the Taliban advance in the country. My heart breaks for women of Afghanistan,” she tweeted. “The world has failed them. History will write this.”

“It is heart-wrenching to watch this hopeless Afghanistan girl crying,” one user tweeted.

Another wrote, “This is heartbreaking to listen to, the brutal cruelty this regime will do is unbearable, how can the rest of the world allow this to happen.”

“Can’t even begin to imagine how frightened these Afghan women might be. ‘We don’t count because we are from Afghanistan, we’ll die slowly in history,’” said another.

This girl has every right to fear what will happen to her. The Taliban are said to be taking child brides as young as 12-years-old as they sweep Afghanistan. Reports and rumors say they are executing the men even if they surrender… sometimes burning them at the stake and many times beheading them. The women and girls are repeatedly raped as the bloodthirsty terrorists go from town to town solidifying their control of the country.

Twenty years ago before the United States stepped in, Afghan women were not allowed to be educated or to work. They were forbidden treatment by male doctors unless they were accompanied by a male chaperone. Those who violated Sharia law were publicly flogged and raped, imprisoned, and often executed.

Women were forced to wear the suffocating burqa and had to be accompanied by a male relative whenever they went outside. Those who were found guilty of crimes such as adultery were also stoned to death. That included women who were raped as they were typically blamed for the atrocity.

Once the Taliban was removed from power in 2001, the international community put schools in place for girls, and women were allowed to return to work.

Now that the Taliban is once again in control of the country, Afgan women fear for their lives and even if they survive, they face a bleak future of abuse and servitude.

“I cannot stop thinking and worrying about my friends, my neighbors, my classmates, all the women in Afghanistan,” an unidentified female journalist in Afghanistan fearfully told The Guardian.

(Video Credit: Fox 13 Tampa Bay)

The suppression of women has already begun. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated on Friday that the Taliban is now imposing severe restrictions on women’s human rights.

“It is particularly horrifying and heart-breaking to see reports of the hard-won rights of Afghan girls and women being ripped away from them,” he added. That is an understatement especially if you consider not being raped a “right.”

The heartbreaking tears of this girl not only saddened many but enraged them as well:


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