(Fox News) — After a Taliban-led offensive last week in the Afghan city of Ghazni, the Afghan president has vowed to drive them from the city — but on Friday the Taliban have vowed to “kill the invading dog and our families as well” after Afghan warplanes destroyed the capital’s airport.
So where does that leave Afghan women?
Veteran Afghan sports reporter and expert on the history of Afghan sports Khalida Popal recently spoke with Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano about her homeland and how it got to this point.
On how Ghazni came to be captured by the Taliban in the first place:
“To this very day my country has many years of war — from the Soviet invasion to the civil war, to the Taliban takeover and now this year after, and it is very difficult for us, it is very difficult for Afghans. Most importantly, most importantly, it is very difficult for their women to live in Afghanistan. “
Judge Napolitano: “How do they become a terrorist organization? And how do you train a group of people to do something that is so despicable and violent.”
Khalida Popal: “We face many religious fundamentalists here in Afghanistan. We face the world of education in the Taliban… It was only eight years ago the Taliban could not go to schools, even though they were inside Afghanistan… We were celebrating independence day and we were allowed to go to school. Then we were put back in the camps with Taliban with arms; people were kidnapped, assaulted and women were treated terribly. “
To find out more, watch the video above, and tune in to Fox Nation on Monday night for Judge Napolitano’s “Special Comment” on all of the above.