Don’t let Facebook infect Afghanistan!

So says this clearly scared Muslim leader:

Burhanuddin Rabani, a leading Islamic cleric who also leads President Hamid Karzai’s peace council — formed to make peace with the Taliban — have warned Afghanistan’s conservative religious community against increasing influence of Afghanistan’s new generation that he described as “facebook kids”. No doubt if the Ulema (Islamic clerics) neglected their leadership and authority, it could happen that the facebook kids would take over the leadership.” Rabani was quoted in Afghan media, telling a big gathering of the Mullahs in Kabul. He also said that the middle east recent uprisings were led by “facebook kids” urging the Islamic clerics to stand against the movement before they are pushed off the scene.

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