Thanks for your reply.
It is very troubling.
I don't think Islam and Muslim belief has to be like that and in that regard, what happens is out of our hands to the extent that this is a Muslim civil war or sorts. Which vision and practice of Islam will win out?
Back in the 60's and 70's, Afghanistan was modern in many ways. They had universities and women attending them, dressing in western fashion. Kabul was called the Paris of Asia.
The Taliban blew up the ancient giant Buddhist statues and made Hindus wear badges marking them as Hindu.