A Lethal mix of Religious fundamentalism combined with prehistoric, illiterate Tribal lifestyle!!!
The Taliban (Pashto: طالبان
ṭālibān “students”) is an Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan. It spread from Pakistan into Afghanistan and formed a government, ruling as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan from September 1996 until December 2001, with Kandahar as the capital.
While in power, it enforced its isolated restricted interpretation of Sharia law, and leading Muslims Factions have been highly critical of the Taliban’s interpretations of Islamic law.Mohammed Omar has been serving as the spiritual leader of the Taliban since 1994.
The Taliban are condemned internationally for their blatant violations of fundamental human rights, including brutal treatment of women.
The majority of the Taliban are made up of Pashtun tribesmen.
The Taliban’s leaders were influenced by Deobandi fundamentalism, and many also strictly follow the social and cultural norm called Pashtunwali.
Pashtunwali (Pashto: پښتونوالی) or Pakhtunwali is a non-written ethical code and traditional lifestyle which the indigenous Pashtun people follow.Its meaning may also be interpreted as “the way of the Pashtuns” or “the code of life”.simply a system of law and governance from the prehistoric times when humanity was completely illiterate or unable to use written instruments such as books, and is preserved and used up until modern times but mostly in the rural tribal areas. Some in the Indian subcontinent refer to it as “Pathanwali”. Pashtunwali dates back to ancient pre-Islamic times and is widely practiced among Pashtuns, especially among the non-urbanized Pashtuns in the countryside.
Globally it gained diplomatic recognition from only three states: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.