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    caul, his panic, ZhenRen, churchylafemme

    The Taliban has been around since the 1990s.

    If you cannot get even basic facts right, then perhaps we should doubt the rest of your analysis. Honestly, I have never found the line of argument that we're okay, because the Taliban is worse, to be very persuasive.

    "As the madmen play on words, and make us all dance to their song / to the tune of starving millions, to make a better kind of gun..." -- Iron Maiden

    by Lost Left Coaster on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 12:11:50 AM PDT

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    •  Most of those who are known today as the Taliban (1+ / 0-)
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      Sophie Amrain

      are Pushtun farmers, who go back centuries. They believe in a strict and harsh adherance of Sunni Isamic law, including requirements that men grow beards, women wear full burkas, and that convicted thieves have their hands cut off with a sword.

      Yes, the political group known as the Taliban began following the end of the Soviet invasion. But The cultural tradition of the Taliban, especially as it relates to women began centuries before.

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