Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorBarclay, David E., 1948-
dc.contributor.authorFlynn, Erica J.M.
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-11T17:15:25Z
dc.date.available2009-12-11T17:15:25Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10920/11707
dc.descriptionviii, 70 p.
dc.description.abstractThis essay is a treatise on the invalidity of the Taliban's theocratic government of Afghanistan. It is my assertion that the Taliban, while Islamic in show, does not truly support the ethics of Islam. In addition, they did not provide for the people and did not fulfill any of their 'campaign promises.' The Afghan people did not benefit from Taliban-style control. The Taliban's reprehensible misuse of the Islamic religion to justify tyrannical rule over Afghanistan was made possible only by imposing their unique interpretation of Islamic tradition upon the Afghan people. In truth, the Islamic religion does not justify the Taliban's method of government, nor their dehumanizing and ultimately un-Islamic policies regarding women. With the events following 11 September 2001, the Taliban have fallen and Afghanistan's interim government now works towards peace and stability. This is a great improvement over the Taliban regime, which after a time lost public support because of their continuing warfare with dissidents. Yet even with the Taliban all but gone, Afghanistan is still in a state of peril. It remains to be seen whether the government can hold authority. If past is prologue, the Afghan government could again degrade into civil war, clan intrafighting, or another Taliban-like regime. As scholars and citizens of the world, it is our responsibility to understand oppressive and dysfunctional governments such as the Taliban, and make sure they do not arise again.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Political Science Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Political Science.;
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
dc.titleFundamentalist Islam: The Taliban Regimeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Kalamazoo College Guilds: Justice and Peace SIPs [733]
    This collection includes Senior Individualized Projects (SIP's) that deal with issues of justice and peace. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.
  • Political Science Senior Individualized Projects [796]
    This collection includes Senior Individualized Projects (SIP's) completed in the Political Science Department. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

Show simple item record