How The Taliban Changed In The Kite Runner's Life?

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The Taliban was an extremist religious group that was able to change of lives of many during their five year rule in Afghanistan. They changed the way people could express themselves and how they were able to to live their lives. Although they promised to bring a sense of peace back to Afghan society, they ended up continuing to destroy the country of Afghanistan like the Soviets did when they occupied it. In The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, he shows how the Taliban changed the way life was lived and shows how what amir used to do as a child was now forbidden and what he used to call his home, was now destroyed as a result of the rise of the Taliban and the beliefs its members held, and the destruction they wanted to bring about. The…show more content…
They received support from the United States Central Intelligence Agency and the Inter-Services Intelligence of Pakistan because at that time, the United States and Pakistan supported what the Taliban had promised. The Taliban had promised to restore the law and order in Afghanistan after years of political conflicts. (Laub) With help from their supporters, the Taliban successfully captured Kabul, Afghanistan and overthrew the president from office. From 1996-2001 the Taliban were in control of over 90% of Afghanistan.(Laub) Characters like Rahim Khan and Hassan in The Kite Runner were examples Afghan citizens who were grateful when the Taliban came to rule. After ten years of being ruled by another country, the Afghans now controlled their own country. “ ‘The war is over, Hassan… There’s going to be peace, Inshallah, happiness, and calm. No more rockets, no more killing, and no more funerals!’”.(Hosseini 213) This quote is important because Rahim and Hassan can now resume their normal lives. There will finally be a sign of hope for the Afghan people. Their home, their old way of life, and the rich culture would finally be…show more content…
Many deaths are caused by homemade bombs and suicide attacks. Civilian attacks continue to increase as the years go by. “It was recently described as the worst militant attack in the country in years.”(Rush) In December 2014, the Taliban recently admitted to being the cause of a Pakistani school attack causing the deaths of 126 people in Peshawar, Pakistan. (Rush) Out of the 126 who died, 84 of the innocent lives were those of children. The Taliban claimed being responsible for the attack saying "‘We selected the army's school for the attack because the government is targeting our families and females,’"said Taliban spokesman Muhammad Umar Khorasani."‘We want them to feel the pain.’".(Rush) This is important because it shows how extreme beliefs can affect families and an entire society. The Taliban were also a supporter of the 9/11 attacks .(Bergen) On September 11, 2001, nineteen members from the Al-Qaeda terror group boarded, hijacked , and crashed two planes into the Twin Towers in New York City. Another plane attacking the Pentagon in Washington D.C and another crashing in Pennsylvania after passengers attempted to take back the plane.(Bergen) As a result of these attacks, 3,374 people perished. (Bergen) Though Al Qaeda were not the ones to commit the attacks, the Taliban supported them by providing them with a headquarters in order to plan their

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