Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 4 Page 7

They stopped women working, they wouldn’t let girls go to school, they roamed the streets beating people with sticks, they jailed men with short beards, they banned kite−flying and music, they chopped off hands, they crushed people under walls, and they shot people in the football stadium. They had freed Afghanistan from war, but they locked up our people in a religion we no longer recognised. (Busfield, 2009, p.69)

The Taliban are initially seen as an authority figure that very much like the Western society had tried to influence and eradicate its own culture and geographical issues by introducing laws that people were happy to follow and abide by. However, as the dominance and control of the Taliban grew over time so did some of their ludicrous and inhumane ideology which many citizens objected too