"The Taliban have not changed, but our women have grown stronger. They stand up and fight for their rights. As a mother, sister, daughter, and wife, I work hard for our women. I believe in myself."
Thank you for highlighting this Faisal! I served in Afghanistan, helped a small school start, dug a bunch of wells for the villagers to have fresh water, and watched with immense pain as my heart broke when we abandoned Afghanistan.
This helps. I pray these girls and women never give up.
Thank you for sharing this!
Thank you for your courage and perseverance to show women their sovereign strength.
This is amazing. If Americans don’t start fighting back and voting, this is what America will look like. Book banning, rewriting the history books is already happening. I hope someday Afghanistan will be free and girls can be educated without fear of death or imprisonment.
Inspired by this story of massive resistance and commitment to education
Thank you for your courage and hard work!
Extraordinary. Such bravery, such conviction. I’m cheering on all of these women and girls from the bottom of my heart ♥️ Education is the essential tool to battle oppression.
A true hero! Thanks for sharing her important work 🙏
Thank you for the factual reporting and interview. Reading about the courage of this woman is humbling and puts my life in perspective. May she and her students be protected and watched over!
What bravery and integrity. This lady would give her life so the girls could be educated. In America I am afraid we do not treasure the opportunity to learn. We choose to be in constant battle debating own opinions nit promoting what works instead of working together to give our children the best education possible. Politics rules everything not common sense and what’s best for students. Is that why the United States falls so far behind other countries? Do we have the passion and courage to fight for all kids? Let’s get back to caring about each other and having very high educational standards.
Thank you for this post. Neda: You are one brave woman. I shudder to think what the Taliban is doing to the women of your country. And I don’t think there is anything on this earth that can change them. I pray to my God that women like you get through life as best you can, without harm. I cry as I write this, as no small insignificant person like myself can stop your oppression. If only……
How can we help?
Such an enlightening story, Faisal. Thank you so much for sharing this interview of such a courageous woman. This is the ultimate story of kindness. Kindness is powerful.
While this is good information and a compelling story of bravery and dedication, I wonder at the wisdom in publishing it. I am sure there is enough information that the Taliban would have no difficulty finding her Center and using her and her students as an example.
Aren't you concerned about the Taliban reading this?
What a testimony of bravery. Praying for all God's daughters and sons in Afghanistan.
*Atheists claim that they are intellectually superior to religious people because they are willing to question their beliefs, whereas religious people are dogmatic and refuse to question their deepest beliefs and won't consider evidence that could potentially undermine those beliefs.*
Well, have you ever heard an atheist say:
"I wonder if constantly increasing individual freedom is a good thing."
"I was wrong about democracy being a viable system."
"Maybe the sexual revolution was a mistake."
"The evidence shows that equality of the sexes is destructive."
"Let's have a debate on if freedom of speech and religion is good for society."
"Could it be that women need fewer rights?"
I have never seen an atheist raise these questions or hold these positions up to serious scrutiny. Nor do they provide any evidence for their beliefs on these matters. They simply assert them and ridicule and mock anyone who disagrees with them.