We support this regime?


Karzai signed into law a repressive, horror-filled bill that allows men to deny their wives food if the wife does not cater to the husbands sexual whims. I shit you not, from The Guardian via the Afghanistan Conflict Monitor:

Afghanistan has quietly passed a law permitting Shia men to deny their wives food and sustenance if they refuse to obey their husbands’ sexual demands, despite international outrage over an earlier version of the legislation which President Hamid Karzai had promised to review.

The new final draft of the legislation also grants guardianship of children exclusively to their fathers and grandfathers, and requires women to get permission from their husbands to work.

“It also effectively allows a rapist to avoid prosecution by paying ‘blood money’ to a girl who was injured when he raped her,” the US charity Human Rights Watch said.

That is some sick extremist bullshit isn’t it? According to Human Rights Watch this law contradicts Afghanistan’s own constitution.

In April President Obama spoke out against this law, as did Gordon Brown and most of the UN.

Obviously, Karzai has sold his soul to the devil, otherwise known as the religious extremists.

And we have soldiers dying every day for this fuckwit and his administration.

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Posted on August 14, 2009, in Afghanistan, Karzai, religious wingnuts, Womens Equality, Womens rights. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. The Bush and Obama administrations have been so focused on natural gas pipelines that they have forgotten about the things they told us our country was fighting for in Afghanistan.

  2. And they will continue to die because there will be nobody to call them on this. This could change if women would do as you have and raise hell-but they won't.

  3. this is one of the most pathetic laws I have heard of.  And we seem to back this fukwad for “political” reasons.  What aboiut spreading human rights – for women?

  4. Not big on conspiracy theories but I've heard of those plans for oil and natural gas pipelines thru central Asia way before 9/11. Damn convenient that the attacks happen giving the US a military reason to go into Afghanistan. Bush's criminal lies to go into Iraq were another important piece in the geographic puzzle. The scary thing is that Iran and Soviet Georgia are as well and Bush's plans to attack Iran fizzled and Georgia got its ass waxed by Russia.

  5. hey — he's our dictator, isnt that enough?

    ugh

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