How the Taliban treated women

Having just read “The Kite Runner” – the first novel written by Khaled Hosseini [my review here] – I’m now reading “A Thousand Splendid Suns”, the second novel by this master storyteller.
Even more than the first book, this work spells out what it has been like to live in Afghanistan in the last few decades. I’ve reached the part of the novel that deals with the period of the Taliban.
It pays to remember how the Taliban treated women in the so-called name of Islam – not least because the Taliban is far from defeated.