'Black Tulip' Filmmaker: Women's Rights Key to Afghanistan's Freedom

Friday, 18 Oct 2013 08:03 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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Afghan-American filmmaker Sonia Nassery Cole says the future of a free Afghanistan depends on the rights of women being strengthened.

"Women's rights have been so violated in my country [it] is beyond comprehension and I truly believe that Afghanistan will be free when the women of Afghanistan are free," Cole told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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"That's 50 percent of the population that is silenced and there's some incredible minds there."

Cole, who produced, directed and starred in the movie "The Black Tulip" — about a Kabul family opening a restaurant after the fall of the Taliban regime — says Muslims have been smeared by the Taliban.

"To me Taliban are not Muslims at all because everything they do is the antithesis of the Koran," Cole said.

"There [are millions of] peaceful Muslims in the world and then there is this parasite called Taliban that is not even half of a half of a percentage that has hijacked the religion," she said.

"I don't understand why the Islamic world doesn't join the Western world and Israel to denounce the Taliban as [not] Muslims."

"The Black Tulip" was Afghanistan's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards.

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