As Taliban took control of Afghanistan capital – Kabul, a heartbreaking video of an Afghan girl expressing her despair at the world’s treatment of her country has gone viral. The video was posted by Iranian journalist and activist Masih Alinejad on Twitter.
The girl, whose identity is unknown, seems to control her tears in order to make the video. She is heard saying, “We don’t count because we were born in Afghanistan. I cannot help crying. I have to wipe my tears to be able to make this video. No one cares about us. We’ll die slowly in history. Isn’t it funny?”
Posting the video, Masih Alinejad wrote: “Tears of a hopeless Afghan girl whose future is getting shattered as the Taliban advance in the country. My heart breaks for the women of Afghanistan. The world has failed them. History will write this.”
"We don't count because we're from Afghanistan. We'll die slowly in history"
Tears of a hopeless Afghan girl whose future is getting shattered as the Taliban advance in the country.
My heart breaks for women of Afghanistan. The world has failed them. History will write this. pic.twitter.com/i56trtmQtF
— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) August 13, 2021
The video has now gone viral across social media platforms. It has been viewed 2 million times on Twitter and has been retweeted over 20,300 times. Empathising with the girl, the netizens also express how the tears of the girl in the video broke their hearts.
“It is heart-wrenching to watch this hopeless Afghanistan girl crying,” one user said. Another wrote, “This is heartbreaking to listen to, the brutal cruelty this regime will do is unbearable, how can the rest of the world allow this to happen.” “can’t even begin to imagine how frightened these Afghan women might be. ‘We don’t count because we are from Afghanistan, we’ll die slowly in history,’” wrote another.
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