Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Children of the Taliban

This documentary was fascinating.
Correspondent Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy shows exactly how new Taliban are made. Essentially, these children (boys) of Aghanistan have no choice but to become Taliban when they grow up. They don't have any hopes of a job or any kind or any educational opportunities. They are brainwashed early. The Taliban views children as "sacrificial lambs." The girls and women are merely dirt. Taliban destroyed the girls' schools.
This video should be required viewing. Watch the whole show here. There are no easy answers in that part of the world. It's a nutty circle of extremism breeding extremism.