The Islamic Taliban has proved to be a formidable fighting force in Afghanistan and a huge threat to its government. They also threaten to destabilize Pakistan, where they control areas in the north-west and have been blamed for a a lot of suicide bombings and other attacks. The Taliban banned television, music and cinema and disapproved of girls aged 10 and over from going to school. They have also women from shopping in public areas, as it is believed to be obscene. They have have punished men by shaving their hair and mustaches for listening to music. They are cruel and unfair people that need to be stopped.