The Taliban felt as though the SNI members were trying to convert them to Christianity.
When taking the SNI 8, they also took the Afghan members as well.
This book shows that although there are members of the Taliban that are not the nicest people, there are also Afghans willing to risk their life for what is right, and in this case, that meant helping the Kabul 24. Some of the Afghans we meet in this book help to remind you that although there is still so much prejudice in the world, you really can not stereotype everyone. They even show us how the Taliban treat prisoners, that had not even done anything wrong!
Maybe it is because I read more fiction, but towards the end, it had my complete attention and I had a hard time putting it down.
I just wish they had more pictures in the book. I guess that means I will have to see the movie now!
The story of the capture and imprisonment of eight Western aid workers in Afghanistan by the Taliban.
For three months in 2001, the desperate plight of aid workers kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan captured the attention of the world. With the growing specter of U.S. retaliation for 9/11, the Taliban and Osama bin Laden attempted to use their Western hostages as bargaining tools. What the captors did not count on was coming face-to-face with the enduring faith of people who know their only hope was in Christ.
Kabul 24 revisits their grueling interrogations, their sham trials before the Taliban Supreme Court, their peril during the bombing of Kabul, and the crushing sense that the world had abandoned them. It reveals not only the eight Westerners’ 105 days in captivity but also the gauntlet endured by their 16 Muslim coworkers who, after being taken to the notorious Pulicharki Prison, were beaten and tortured, having been accused by the Taliban of converting to Christianity.
***** I received a free copy of Kabul 24 for review purposes. *****