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Afghan leader accused of bid to 'legalise rape'
From [url=]The Independent[/url]:

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, according to UN papers seen by The Independent.

"It is one of the worst bills passed by the parliament this century," fumed Shinkai Karokhail, a woman MP who campaigned against the legislation. "It is totally against women's rights. This law makes women more vulnerable."

Full article [url=]HERE[/url]

The religion of peace makes me all warm and fuzzy.

And Afghanistan is a great ally to America.
"The world is my country, and do good is my religion." - Thomas Paine
It gives me a great feeling to know that the USA is going to build up its forces in Afghanistan to protect Karzai's regime. "Religion of peace"...sure it is.:rolleyes:
"If I owned both Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas." - General Sheridan
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Skeeve wrote:

And Afghanistan is a great ally to America.

It is since we kicked the butts of the previous government outa the country....

...give it time.

In a generation or so, they will be back to hating America just like the rest of the middle east....

...the ONLY thing that keeps some of'em at bay is all our money we spend on their economies.

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