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Zaeef, a former Taliban ambassador to Pakistan, offers a valuable contribution to the literature at the modern-day conflict in Afghanistan along with his autobiography. He gives an unrepentant Taliban attitude on Afghan events and, as such, presents useful insights on a variety of topics.

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For instance, his description of post-Soviet, inter-Afghan power struggles shows the Taliban’s antipathy towards other mujahideen started out early. He is dismissive of worldwide efforts to prevent the famous Bamiyan Buddha statue from destruction , and recounts that quickly after the 9/11 attacks, a senior Pakistani intelligence officer assured him that the Taliban “will not be alone in this jihad against America. We will be with you.”

But Zaeef’s account is perhaps most notable for what he chooses to ignore.  Zaeef is busy criticizing global funding for co-educational schools in Afghanistan, however has no time to condemn those fellow Taliban who throw acid on the faces of girls or killing scores of innocent in suicides bombs at mosques.
Keeping this in mind ,  Zaeef outburst of political correctness seems not very genuine. For instance he asserts that tolerance “is the most necessary quality on earth; it can make the world into one home” and that “Afghanistan is the home of each Afghan, a family home in which we all have the right to live”. For Taliban like Zaeef, there is only  one interpretation of the proper manner to live, and every body who rejects it , is killed.

Yet however abhorrent Zaeef’s ideology, it’s hard not be disturbed by his accounts of his time in U.S run prisons in Afghanistan and Guantanamo, assuming those accounts are true.