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