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Majid Majidi slams int’l silence over Afghanistan school attack

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi slams the global silence for not speaking out against the school bomb attack in Kabul.

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi has slammed the global silence for not speaking out against the Saturday deadly school bomb attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul that claimed the lives of over 60 people including schoolgirls.

In his statement published by Iranian news agencies, he writes, “There was no sound from you. No candles were lit. No flags were flown half-mast. International organizations did not issue any statements, no condemnation came from politicians, and no hashtag campaign was launched.”

“Welcome to the 21st century with colorful slogans and concealed morals; a time when the color of human blood is different and people are valued based on their nationality and religion.

If you are from the West, you are honorable, and if you are an Afghan, you are forgotten, and if you are a Shia and Muslim, no one cares about your blood that has been spilled on the ground,” he writes.  

The statement further goes, “I regret having to live in a time when justice is a meaningless word in this age of futility. I wish we had died and not seen the death of justice and humanity, and we would not have witnessed such tragic silence over the sad martyrdom of dozens of oppressed girls from the Afghan Hazara community.”

Scores of people lost their lives in explosions caused by a car bomb and mortar shells targeting a school in the Shia majority neighborhood of Dasht-e-Barchi in western Kabul.

Reports say that the victims of the attack were mostly female students headed on their way back home after finishing school.

The killing of the innocent schoolgirls has touched the hearts of all Muslims, beyond Afghan borders.

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