"Terrorism Against Women" Sept. 11, 2001

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"Terrorism Against Women"

Since the atrocities of September 11, 2001, people across the world have heard an earful about the government in Afghanistan, known as the Taliban, and its radical views. Recently, it sponsored the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, whose terrorist members flew planes into and destroyed the World Trade Center and parts of the Pentagon, and ended thousands of innocent lives. Also, they hijacked a plane that later was crashed in a remote field in Pennsylvania killing all the travelers aboard. In the last three months, the United States as a whole country has gone through so much shock, suffering, and recuperating, all because of the deeds of the Al-Qaeda network and the Taliban government which has supported and harbored them for years.

The victims of the September 11th attacks are not the only victims of the Taliban's cruel rule. In addition, the women of Afghanistan have endured hardships ever since the Taliban took usurped control of the government.

Now women are far from equal in Afghanistan. They are beaten for performing the most venial crimes and must obey every order given to them by the men of the country. The ruling government and the men of the land treat the women as trophy pets and not human beings. The notion that women are a subservient class of temptresses, is one of radical-Islamic background and runs rampant in the Taliban hierarchy. All in all, the fashion in which the women of Afghanistan have been treated is inhumane and callous and many of these women are fortunate to be alive.

The United States has recently shed a lot of light on the Taliban's human rights violations, specifically the treatment of the regime's women. One of the reasons for this is to further justify the United State's involvement in strikes against Afghanistan...