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Why did the Taliban refuse to give up bin laden? Why did they treat Afghan women so poorly? Why did so many Afghan schools close when the Taliban took control?

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Why did the Taliban refuse to give up bin laden? Why did they treat Afghan women so poorly? Why did so many Afghan schools close when the Taliban took control? In 1996 Osama Bin Laden moved back to Afghanistan. He established a close relation with Mullah Omar, the head of Taliban, and threw his support behind the Taliban. Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban regime have a close alliance on which both depend for their continued existence. They also share the same religious values and vision and both are radical and extremist. Osama Bin Laden has provided the Taliban regime with troops, arms, and money to fight the northern alliance. He is closely involved with Taliban military training, planning, and operations. He also has representatives in the Taliban military command structure. ...read more.

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In return for the Taliban support, bin laden operate freely for terrorist activity. After Taliban government came into the power, they imposes hard rules on its people taking away many freedoms from the people. Women are forced to wear gown, covering themselves from head to toe. Men can be put in jail for not having a long beard. Everything from musical instruments to playing cards has been banned. For women, the restrictions are even harsher. Female education, from kindergarten through graduate school banned. Employment for women banned. It is illegal to wear make up, nail polish, jewelry, walk loudly, talk loudly or laugh in public. They were only allowed out in company of male relatives. Women can be arrested and get 100 lashes, if she walked with man who was not her relative and the tip of finger can be amputated for the crime of wearing nail polish. ...read more.

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After the coming of Taliban into the power, women and girls are forbidden to go to school or work outside of the home. They have been ordered to stay inside. They believe that there are only two places for Afghan women to go one is in her husband's house and other is graveyard. Many of women don't have any alternative but to stay inside. Number of women teacher and lecturers were the highest before the Taliban came into the power. More than 70% of school teachers were women and all of them are forced to quit their jobs as teachers. Therefore, after women are prohibited from working, many schools have been closed down because of the teacher shortage. Actually, in most of the Afghan house women are the sole source of income for their families which were later turned to beggar to support their family. And the same way, most of the Afghan children have been deprived from the education. ...read more.

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