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The Kite Runner & A Thousand Splendid Suns

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Laila: Forced to give birth to the same older man's baby, at an even younger age. The Kite Runner
& A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini In Afghanistan a childhood doesn't last long. Before you know it, you are an adult. As an adult you are up-holding adult responsibilites, seeing things that no human, even an adult should see. In Afghanistan, for most people, this is the way of life. Mariam: Married to a much older man at the young age of 15 by arrangement. Amir: Accidentally witnesses his best friend Hassan, get brutally assaulted. This means that at a young age, you are forced to become the person you will be for the rest of your life. Hassan: Abused and discriminated against for simply being the minority group of a Hazara in a world of Pashtuns. This is what Kite Running in Kabul looks like. It is considered a true art, and sport, and is a large part of their culture. "I Became What I Am Today,
At The Age Of Twelve." At the same time where children are defining themselves, the Taliban is taking away any individuality they have. Muslims with long beards and burqas; they make it so you can't see the real person inside. -Ordered that all people with non-Islamic names change them to Islamic ones.

- Forced haircuts upon Afghan youth.

- Ordered that men wear Islamic clothes and a cap.

- Ordered that men not shave or trim their beards, which should grow long enough to protrude from a fist clasped at the point of the chin.

- Ordered that all people attend prayers in mosques five times daily.

- Banned the keeping of pigeons and playing with the birds, describing it as un-Islamic. The violators will be imprisoned and the birds shall be killed. The kite flying has also been stopped.

- Ordered all onlookers, while encouraging the sportsmen, to chant Allah-o-Akbar (God is great) and refrain from clapping.

- Ban on certain games including kite flying which is "un-Islamic" according to Taliban.

- Anyone who carries objectionable literature will be executed.

- Anyone who converts from Islam to any other religion will be executed.

- All boy students must wear turbans. They say "No turban, no education".

- Non-Muslim minorities must distinct badge or stitch a yellow cloth onto their dress to be differentiated from the majority Muslim population. Just like what did Nazis with Jews.

- Banned the use of the internet by both ordinary Afghans and foreigners. Some Rules Of The Taliban Sarah Crossan

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March 8, 2011 IDENTITY To kite fight you use a string covered in powdered glass and try to cut the opponents string with your glass covered one. You must manipulate the wind and use it to your advantage. aliban , Taleban or Talibaan (ˈtælɪbæn)

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(in Afghanistan) a fundamentalist Islamic army: in 1996 it defeated the ruling mujaheddin factions and seized control of the country; overthrown in 2001 by US-led forces, although reistance continues, esp in the south Works Cited Boy In Turban. Photograph. Kabul. Allposters.com. Web. 1 Mar. 2011. . Girls In Kabul. Photograph. Kabul. Google. Pics Pics Pics!! Web. 1 Mar. 2011. . Heart Attacks. Photograph. Kabul. We Heart It. Web. 1 Mar. 2011. . Keep Laws Out Of CLoset. 2007. Photograph. Kabul. We Heart It. We Heart It. Web. 1 Mar. 2011. . Kite Fighitng. Perf. Men Of Kabul. Kite Fighting. 20 May 2007. Web. 1 Mar. 2011. . Looking For Identity. Photograph. Kabul. We Heart IT. Web. 1 Mar. 2011. . Women With Book. Photograph. Iraq. Portal.unseco.org. Web. 1 Mar. 2011. . World in Words. Photograph. The World. We Heart It. Web. .
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