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The Taliban Invasion of Afghanistan

Due Wednesday September 26, 2012

Kolbe Nix

on 27 September 2012

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Transcript of The Taliban Invasion of Afghanistan

The Rise To Power The Taliban Invasion of Afghanistan and Its Aftermath Taliban The Mujahideen The Pashtun They received support from Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Agency (ISI). These Pashtuns practiced a form of Sunni Islam and they took most of the leading roles in the early Taliban. The Taliban's roots in Afghanistan The group grew out of the country's Pashtun region from a student movement dedicated to purifying Afghanistan. They are one of the largest ethnic groups in Afghanistan and are very traditional with extreme tribal organization. A mujahid is one who strives or struggles on behalf of Islam; mujahideen is the plural of the same word. The term is most frequently used in reference to the self named Afghan mujahideen, the guerrilla fighters who battled the Soviet army from 1979 – 1989, until the Soviets withdrew in defeat. The Taliban's Support Influence of the Early Taliban Political Military The Capture of the City of Kandahar in Late 1994 The Political Influence of the Taliban in Afghanistan's government during Early 1994 The Capture of the City of Kabul in 1996 The Taliban Takes Control of Afghanistan's National Government Pakistan and Saudi Arabia The Taliban and The CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) Washington never recognized the Taliban as the official government of Afghanistan Mujahideen factions formed a government with ethnic Tajik in 1993. They proclaimed Burhanuddin Rabbani as president. Aftermath Treatment of Women Taliban introduced forms of Islamic punishment for laws that banned women's human rights. Treatment of all citizens All luxuries such as listening to music, watching T.V. ,and many other joys in life are forbidden and deemed unIslamic by the Taliban. Landscape The once beautiful landscape of Afghanistan has become desolate and littered by the waste and destruction of two generations of war. Modern Afghan Public Opinion of the Taliban Thanks For Watching The Afghan public opinion of the Taliban is not totally negative. In fact, around 50% of the population in Afghanistan believe following the Taliban is the morally right thing to do. The Taliban actually stopped the corruption that had dominated the government for years. The Taliban also brought stability to Afghanistan after years of fighting between the nations warlords.
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