Afghans fear a return to brutal rule

Many Afghans fear the Taliban will roll back two decades of gains by women and ethnic minorities while restricting the work of journalists and NGO workers.The Taliban outlawed dozens of seemingly innocuous activities and pastimes in Afghanistan during their 1996-2001 rule -- including kite flying, TV soap operas, pigeon racing, fancy haircuts, and even playing music. Back then, women were barred from attending school or working outside the home.