Afghanistan’s top porn star slams Taliban after dad’s alleged plot to have her killed

https://nypost.com/2022/02/01/afghans-top-porn-star-slams-taliban-bares-all-in-interview/

New York Post

Afghanistan’s top porn star doesn’t scare easily.

Yasmeena Ali, 28, says she feels empowered by her kinky occupation — despite her own father purportedly trying to have her killed over it.

In an interview with The Post, the porn star opened up about the risks she’s taken to pursue sex work after leaving behind her religion and family. But for women like her, who have denounced sexually oppressed cultures to reclaim their bodies, the work is worth it — for both the erotic freedom and the paycheck.

“I was surprised when I first started working in this industry with how well women are paid compared to their male co-stars,” Ali told The Post. “A lot of times women in other industries with higher qualifications and experiences do not get the same paycheck or respect as their male colleagues.”

Ali now clocks over 9 million video views on Pornhub. But it hasn’t all been smooth sailing for the former Muslim, who now resides in Eastern Europe. From speaking out about the Taliban to cutting off ties with her family, the brunette beauty revealed the brave meaning behind her X-rated scenes.

From Islam to erotica

Ali was born in Kabul in 1993. After years spent living under oppressive Taliban rule, she immigrated to the United Kingdom with her family in the early 2000s. According to the Toronto Sun, Ali’s father was “granted asylum in the UK for providing British and US troops with translation services during fighting in the Middle East.”

But Ali didn’t find life in England any easier, saying she felt suffocated growing up in a strict Muslim household.

As a teenager, she “escaped” from her family and tied the knot with Jewish photographer David Cohen. She renounced her religion, “unlocked” her sexual side and embarked on a kinky career as an adult actress.

In 2020, Ali was thrust into the headlines after her father and his cousin were arrested for an alleged plot to have her killed because she had “disgraced the family” by getting into porn.

Dad Mohammed Patman and cousin Darya Khan Safi were also said to be outraged that she married a Jew.

It’s alleged that in August 2018, Patman flew to Slovakia and was “actively searching” for Ali. A hitman allegedly stated that he would kill the porn star for $70,000. Patman and Safi are now in the process of being extradited to Slovakia.

“I don’t have any contact with my family and they haven’t told me face-to-face how they feel about my career,” Ali told The Post. “My parents always instilled fear in me — God, hell, punishments.”

“If I left Islam, my father threatened to kill me for tarnishing Islam, the Afghan culture and the family’s honor,” the star — who is now an avowed atheist — continued.

“At the end of the day, it is my life and I don’t care about people’s reactions to my career. I follow my heart and do…

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