Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 4 Page 11

The elder that Fawad converses with raises some interesting and rather rhetorical questions for the audience of the text. How can such an authority figure dominate its weak and vulnerable that simply? Why did people within that community easily believe this particular power group and why did they allow them to control their lives so easily? It is clear that a majority of citizens within the Afghanastani community are likely to be illiterate due to the closure and bombing of many schools that the Taliban were responsible for and ordinary citizens of Afghanistan would not necessarily question an official that used the holy text of the Quran to dictate how their lives should be governed, otherwise one would be seen as being not only blasphemous to a well−loved religious text but also oppositional to the very people that are allegedly helping them to