Destroying the Afghan Past
- Destroying the Afghan Past. Hussain, Zahid; Piore, Adam // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);03/12/2001, Vol. 137 Issue 11, p51
Reports that Mullah Muhammad Omar, leader of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, has ordered the destruction of Buddhist sculptures and antiquities in the country. International opposition to the decision; Description of the Bamiyan sculptures; Efforts of the United Nations Educational Scientific...
- Mullah with a mission. McGirk, Tim; Yusufrzai, Rahimullah // Time International (South Pacific Edition);03/31/97, Issue 13, p45
Explores the rule of Afghanistan's Taliban by the Mullah Mohammad Omar. The Taliban warriors who follow Omar; Omar's allegedly divine mission; His zealousness; Omar's background; His methods of war; His belief in his God-guided destiny.
- SEARCHING FOR MULLAH OMAR. Grazda, Edward // Vanity Fair;Feb2003, Issue 510, p139
Comments on the experiences of Afghan Khalid Hadi, former photographer for the Taliban, on Taliban chief Mullah Omar. Evidence of alive and on-the-run Omar; Impression on the intelligence of Omar; Artistic ability of Hadi.
- Taleban leader survives blast. // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;9/3/1999, Vol. 43 Issue 35, p15
Reports on the assassination attempt on Afghan Taleban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar in August 24, 1999 in Kandahar.
- TALIBAN RISING. // Current Events;3/9/2009, Vol. 108 Issue 19, p4
The article reports on the efforts of the U.S. and other countries to fight the Taliban, fundamentalist Muslims led by Mullah Mohammad Omar. The group ruled all of Afghanistan until they were driven out by the U.S. and its allies in 2001. Taliban forces are estimated to operate freely in 70...
- Conversion to Christianity Is a Capital Offense. // Middle East Quarterly;Winter2001, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p96
Reports on an announcement made in January, 2000 by Mullah Muhammad `Umar, leader of the ruling Taliban movement in Afghanistan, that conversion to Christianity within the country is a capital offense. Accusations by `Umar regarding attempts by non-Muslims to convert Muslims within the country;...
- Taliban transforms Afghanistan for total war. Smucker, Philip // Christian Science Monitor;10/30/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 235, p1
Reports that the Taliban has totally transformed the territories it controls since the start of United States-led airstrikes and prepared for all-out war. Warning to the U.S. from the supreme leader of the Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar; Discussion of the Afghan approach to war with religious...
- Mistaken for the Mullah. Yousafzai, Sami // Newsweek;10/14/2002, Vol. 140 Issue 16, p8
Reports on former Taliban protocol officer, Mulvi Hafizullah, who fears for his life because of his resemblance to Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar. Comments by Hafizullah as to why he fears for his life; Picture of leaflet offering reward for the capture of Omar with Hafizullah's image;...
- Taliban Fighters Play by Their Own Rules. Yousafzai, Sami; Moreau, Ron // Newsweek;12/11/2006, Vol. 148 Issue 24, p12
The article unpacks the expectations behind a Taliban fighter as found in a Taliban pamphlet called the Layeha. Mullah Mohammed Omar distributes the Layeha and Taliban fighters have been seen carrying it in parts of Afghanistan. The Layeha includes strict rules concerning the treatment of...