During a religious school graduation ceremony in Kabul, Acting Minister of Higher Education, Neda Mohammad Nadim, criticized what he referred to as unwarranted interference by foreign countries in Afghanistan's internal affairs. Nadim highlighted that these nations often use excuses and baseless criticisms to portray a negative image of Afghanistan on the global stage.
Addressing the gathering, Nadim pointed out that some foreign countries aim to hinder the implementation of Sharia principles in Afghanistan under the pretext of human rights. He noted instances where criticism is directed towards practices such as hijab, stoning, and expressions of Islamic rites. Nadim emphasized the responsibility of scholars to be vigilant and confront unjust and misguided allegations.
Simultaneously, Qari Fasihuddin Fitrat, Chief of Staff of the Islamic Emirate, asserted that the United States, during its two-decade presence in Afghanistan, sought to destroy madrassas (religious schools) in the country. Fitrat claimed that one of America's main objectives was to combat and undermine these religious institutions, as well as to insult and humiliate both madrassas and their students.
Despite these assertions, some religious clerics criticized the misuse of the Islamic Emirate's name by certain individuals and called on the current government to take measures to prevent such misuse.