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The Taliban was a major player in Afghanistan
for some time
Perhaps the Taliban ruled Afghanistan?
The Taliban bases politics on fundamental
It is in the news all of the time.
The rise of the Taliban
The Taliban arose in 1990 in northern Pakistan
after Soviet troops left Afghanistan, coming
into attention in 1994.
The Taliban first appeared in religious
seminaries which taught fundamentalist Sunni
Islam with Deobandism influences.
Taliban is translated to mean “the Seekers.”
The Taliban was initially accepted by the
Afghans for their promise to end the war of the
warlords, but imposed a strict interpretation of
The spiritual leader is Mullah Omar.
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To impose an augmented form of Shari'a law
under controlled areas.
Oppose shrine worship
Ban images of human form
Restrict role of women
Interpret the Koran (Quran) literally, with no
adjustments to modern day
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Effects of the Taliban
Education of girls is banned.
Adult literacy rate is 27% for men and 5.6% for women.
Women are restricted to their homes and banned from
seeking employment, driving, education, wearing
makeup, or leaving home without a male relative.
Forms of leisure have been banned, such as music,
movies, TV, celebrations or any kind of mixed-gender
Cigarettes and alchohol have been banned, as well as
pets and photographs of people and animals
Men are forced to grow beards
Burqas are mandated for women to wear outside the
The rise and fall of the Taliban
First report on the Taliban was in 1994 by
Rahimullah Yusefzai when they protected a
convoy by fighting warlords.
The Taliban conquered Kabul in 1996.
They also ruled Afghanistan from 1996-2001.
They continue to be an active force in
Afghanistan as a rebelling movement
Who stands up to the Taliban?
At 11, Malala began blogging her dreams of education to the BBC.At
fifteen, Malala was shot as she was making her way home from
school in retaliation of her actions to advocate girls' education. She
survived and continues to be a symbol of the opression young girls
face in Taliban's Afghanistan.
The tibal leader of the Mirzaka district in Afghanistan led a resistance
of his villagers to drive out the taliban in his area, who had abducted
seven and beheaded three people.
A prinicpal, Kahn organized his students to fight against the Taliban
attempting to shut down the schools in his area. Using no weapons
or guns, they used sticks and stones to ward off the fighters.
Going through the I-search method, I was able
to break down what the exact steps were to
complete this research project. By formulating
relevant questions and finding credible
answers, I learned a lot about how to structure
a project of this type and create an appealing
and thorough report.
Going through this project helped me
understand a major global issue. The Taliban
is present and still a major force in
Afghanistan , and I could apply what I had
read in “My Forbidden Face” to what I detailed
in my report about the Taliban. Researching
their motives and actions influenced how I
take in news stories related to this topic and
gave me valuable background knowledge to
use in the future.
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