Taliban forces are on the run as the Pakistan army surges forward in their campaign to drive the enemy from the Swat Valley. But, in the midst of retreat, the Taliban found the need to blow up a girl’s school on the outskirts of Peshawar. They used 88 pounds of explosives to blow the school to smithereens. This is just one of the dozens of schools blown up by the Taliban while they controlled the Swat Valley. According to one of their leaders, the cleric, Maulana Fazlullah, the Koran says all schools educating girls must be destroyed. Of course, it would be very difficult, if not impossible, for the cleric to find any such words in the Muslim holy book.
Sharia law is simply a cover for men to control women by keeping them ignorant and lacking knowledge of their rights as humans. What exactly in the educative process so frightens the Taliban?