Yeah, say what you want about Hitler, the trains ran on time...The Taliban literally continued the practice. Any claim to the contrary is utter BS. The persons "punished" by the Taliban for it were otherwise a problem (ie, they resisted the regime). You will notice that despite their resistance to it, it is quite prevalent in their hotbeds (pardon the pun). As far as abuse in the Madrasas, it is beyond the pale in so many ways.
God grant me
The Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The Courage to change the things I can,
And the Wisdom to know the difference.