Who are the Taliban?
The Taliban threatens to destabilise Pakistan, where they control areas in the north-west and have been blamed for a wave of suicide bombings and other attacks.The Taliban needs ti be stoped
The Taliban in Afghanistan
The Taliban was formed in the early 1990s by an Afghan faction of mujahideen, Islamic fighters who had resisted the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan (1979–89) with the covert backing of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and its Pakistani counterpart, the Inter-Services Intelligence directorate (ISI).
The Taliban’s perversion of Sharia law
The Pakistani government has made itself responsible for the human rights abuses committed by the Taliban by formalising its interpretation of sharia law. It is a moral imperative to challenge such laws that discriminate along sectarian religious lines.
Taliban’s Restrictions on Women
The position of women in Afghanistan has begun to improve. Under the Taliban they were barred from attending school and going out to work. Latest figures from the World Bank say 36% of girls are now enrolled in school - although many do not complete their secondary education and figures from 2007 suggest 52% of women were married by the age of 20.In the Malakand region of Pakistan, the Taliban have started correcting the "moral wrongs" of society by banning women from shopping in public areas, as it is believed to be obscene.
Afghanistan’s Taliban Laws
A complete ban on ;
Keeping birds. ( Keeping caged birds and racing pigeons was once a favoured past time of the Afghan people)
Kite flying ( Once the national sport of Afghanistan )
Books. ( Unless they be of religious content )
Public laughing, shouting or clapping at outside events.
Photographs of women on T.V or in newspapers, even the hanging of pictures of women in ones own homes.
New Year, Labour Day and wedding celebrations.
Men must ;
Cut short their hair.
Grow long their beards.
Wear Islamic clothing.
Wear the Islamic turban or Islamic cap.
Look after and control their women folk.( This can be done by means of beating and rape )
Pray at the mosque five times a day.
Not indulge in homosexual practices.
Provide for their womenfolk.Non Muslims must wear a yellow badge to differentiate themselves.