Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Ex-Taliban enrolled at Yale

`A former spokesman for the Taliban, Rahmatullah Hashemi, has enrolled as a student at America’s prestigious Yale University where he has taken a class on terrorism, The New York Times magazine reported today.

The ex-Taliban spin doctor and “roving ambassador”, who has spent time in the presence of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, is now a Yale “freshman” improving his English through a special non-degree program.

Hashemi, who once publicly defended the Taliban, told the magazine, however, that he started having serious doubts about its harsh moral codes as early as 1998 when women were being lashed with leather strips and executions were occurring in Kabul’s football stadium.’

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