With a new sketch, the French weekly magazine “Charlie Hebdo” combines and comments on the two issues of the day: the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan and the transfer of the century of Argentine superstar, Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain.
The new front page of the magazine that travels around the world, depicts three women, except that no features of their body can be seen as they are covered with full body burqas from top to toenails and hold baskets of food. It is understood that they are returning from the supermarket to their homes, to their kitchens, to cook, a sharp comment on the situation of Afghan women who for the last 20 years dreamed of making a career, but now with the Taliban seizing power. all their hopes evaporate. And they are forced to lock themselves in the house for fear of death looming.
On the backs of the three protagonists of the sketch, the number “30” – Messi's jersey – under the name of the Argentine athlete is proudly displayed. The capitalism, the glory, the smiles, the 31 million euros that the famous footballer will receive, are in contradiction with the smiles, the carefree and the fundamental rights of the women of Afghanistan that are being torn down and disappearing overnight.
” Taliban: It's worse than we thought, ” read the top left of the image, noting that the word “Taliban” is written in uppercase and lowercase, a detail that probably refers to the blood it's had in the past. and in the future, to be shed, in the name of a “sacred” war.