Kidnapped by the Taliban is a recently published book written by Dr Dilip Joseph, along with a co-author, about his experiences with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Dr Joseph is an American physician of Indian origin. His dream was to offer his medical services for the welfare of humanity. In 2009 he joined the Colorado-based non-profit community and economic development organisation, Morning Star Development.
On 5 Dec 2012, Dr Joseph and two colleagues, en route from a medical clinic in an Afghan village to Kabul, found themselves face-to-face with four men carrying AK-47s. Forced at gunpoint into the back of a truck and driven to a remote location, the men were sure their hours were counted.
The doctors were rescued on the fifth day by the American Navy SEAL Team Six, the elite group of soldiers that took down al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden. The book narrates the experiences with the Taliban terrorists. Dr Joseph learnt how much America values its citizens. The country sent their best fighters to rescue their citizens from the terrorists. The doc also writes that not all the terrorists were inhuman. He was struck by the kindness displayed by some of them. He realised that the Taliban was also looking for a better, more peaceful, world.
Well, I haven’t read the book yet. Just read some reports. Waiting to read it.