However, FLDS leaders pale in comparison to the Afghani Taliban when it comes to violent retribution. Rumors and reports of child and spouse abuse in FLDS compounds don't approach the torture, stoning, and beheading attributed to the Taliban. But violence can certainly be found among the polygamists of the Western Hemisphere, with many murders and disappearances linked to this throwback way of life. (We'll explore this issue in future blogs.) Why do you suppose fundamentalism breeds violence in so many instances? Do you think the FLDS community is a powder keg about to explode?
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