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Is TIME’s Afghan “cover girl” really a victim of mutilation by the Taleban?


Is TIME’s Afghan “cover girl” really a victim of mutilation by the Taleban?

Jamil Hanifi, Afghan anthropologist, denounces the TIME Magazine cover featuring "Aisha," allegedly mutilated by the Taleban as a story that is likely a fake and does not square with basic ethnographic facts on the ground. Is there another attempt at the "incubator babies" story that was used against Iraq to incense the American public before the Gulf War?

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