With the resurgence of the Taliban and the worsening security situation in Afghanistan, we have seen an increase in the Taliban’s attacks on “unIslamic” acts. Women and girls are, once again, the focus of these disgusting acts of public punishment. Girls are not going to schools are a series of acid attacks by Taliban supporters in Kandahar.
Men on motorcycles attacked 15 girls and teachers with acid. One teenage girl still cannot open her eyes after being hit in the face with acid.
It is clear that, like many religious extremist movements, the Taliban most fear educated women who will realize that they are living under medieval traditions and seek greater freedom.
What is most striking about this story is the similar story coming out of Israel recently of Orthodox Jews throwing acid on girls who violate their traditions. The insane fringe of these religions have much in common — including an utter lack of humanity and morality.
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