Women in Afghanistan
The Taliban group is a group of men who formed in 1994 in the country of
Kandahar by Islamic students who took an approach to interpreting Islam. The
Group also believes in strict Islamic rules. According to them the men must have
beards four fingers in length, there shall be no music and women should not be
allowed to do anything other than stay home and watch the children and clean the
house. This Taliban group when first started had about twenty to thirty thousand
men involved. The group now controls about 80% of Afghanistan land. Today,
under the Taliban’s regime, women are not allowed out of their homes unless with
a male relative. Any kind of acts against the Tailban’s rule will lead to serious
punishment or unnecessary death.
Taliban beliefs are strict and to the point. If you get caught
committing a crime you are likely to get the extreme punishment for your crime.
The Taliban is not afraid to show their force when dealing with people that commit
crimes. The Taliban regime has turned soccer stadiums into viewing grounds of
executions. Men are running around the stadium with cut off limbs as others cheer.
The regime believes that a man must have a long beard and may not have his hair
jumbled or he will have his head shaved along with being arrested. The Taliban
claims that they are following the strict codes of Islam, but now it seems that the
group is just dictating the country.
Another aspect of the regime that really amazed me was how the women are
treated under the Taliban rule. Every woman must wear a burqa veil no matter
where she is going. If a woman is found outside of her house with out her veil on
she can be whipped or even stoned to death publicly. Afghan women have been
pushed to the lowest form of living there is and that is truly sad. The Taliban men
have completely banned any education for women starting from kindergarten to
graduate school. Also employment for women has been banned in their country.
The poor women under the Taliban rule can’t wear make-up,...