Monday, March 30, 2009
Afghanistan: Where Rape is Now Legal
I think it's safe to say that Hamid Karzai, the peacock puppet of Kabulistan, is not exactly a saint. Although I like him better than his brother....the smack dealer.
And I recognize that buying everything.... from votes to young children.... is a well established Assghan tradition.
But this is the absolute limit.
Afghanistan's President, Hamid Karzai, has signed a law which "legalises" rape, women's groups and the United Nations warn. Critics claim the president helped rush the bill through parliament in a bid to appease Islamic fundamentalists ahead of elections in August.
In a massive blow for women's rights, the new Shia Family Law negates the need for sexual consent between married couples, tacitly approves child marriage and restricts a woman's right to leave the home..
The most controversial parts of the law deal explicitly with sexual relations. Article 132 requires women to obey their husband's sexual demands and stipulates that a man can expect to have sex with his wife at least "once every four nights" when travelling, unless they are ill..
Look.... I know that our doomed mission in Afghanistan has helped women and girls make some limited progress.
But what's the use if they have to live in a country with such backward and barbaric laws?
And that reminds me....what's happening with this guy?
Why haven't I heard our Con government demanding he be released?
And who forgot to bribe the peacock puppet ? Before he bribed the mullahs....with the lives of women and girls.
And who will knock him off his perch I wonder?
Oh boy. The Islamic Republican of Assghanistan.
Where religion trumps justice. Always.
And even victory means DEFEAT...