Who are the Taliban, sociologically speaking?

Friday, September 3, 2021 - 4:11pm


Since the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan, there's been a lot of worry about what they will do, how they will rule and what it means for Afghan women. But a more fundamental question is this: Who are they this time around? What is the background, education, and cultural roots and priorities of those who support them? The World's Carol Hills talks to Ahmed-Waleed Kakar, founder of The Afghan Eye, about what he's pieced together.