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Marital rape law protesters attacked in Kabul

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posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 04:35 PM
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Marital rape law protesters attacked in Kabul


www.abc.net.au

Dozens of Afghan women who tried to protest against a new law they say legalises rape within marriage have been attacked in the capital Kabul.

An angry crowd of more than 500 chased off the protesters, who were criticising the new law signed by President Hamid Karzai, which they say imposes Taliban-style restrictions on Shiite women.

The crowd of 200 Shiite women and around 300 men chanted slogans in favour of the law, which says a woman must be available for sex with her husband once every four days.

It also regulates marriage, divorce and inheritance for the Shiite minority on their request.

"We don't want a Taliban law, we want a democratic law and we want a law that guarantees human dignity," the protesters chanted outside a Kabul university headed by prominent, conservative Shiite cleric Mohammad Asif Mohseni.

Police intervened after supporters of the law threw stones at the women and tried to seize their banners.

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posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 04:35 PM
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Many have been asking why bother staying in Afghanistan and I now feel the same way. Whether the law is changed or not, we all know it will not make any differnece. Men will still treat their wives like slaves and the government will not arrest the offending husbands because they are following their faith.

These woman were attacked by 500 people and not one arrest was mentioned in the article. Why no arrests? because no matter what the law says on paper the clerics are the real guiding force in muslim countries and if they say this is a husbands right, who do you think they will lissen to - the law or the cleric. We all know the ansewer to that question.

We should leave Afghanistan, they will never follow their international human rights obligations but will try to appease the west with they're written law that they will have no intentions of actually enforcing because they do not believe or feel woman should have any rights.

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posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 04:59 PM
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Why are we there again? Democracy? Catching the dead Ben Laden? Or fighting the ISI supported Talibans? The Talibans are running freely in Afghanistan, this event just shows that.

Can we let them fail please? They don't want us, we don't want them. We're like in Rwanda. Being there but doing nothing really to help the people.

The scum who attacked those woman should have been shot or at the very least arrested. No arrests. Great succes.

And people here protested against the marital rape law, our governments said that it wouldn't be enforced... YEAH RIGHT. If you don't want it enforced, DON'T PASS THE LAW, if they do pass it and don't care about human rights while we are IN THEIR COUNTRY, doesn't that show that we are a joke? And that we don't give a flying heck about human rights?

But as long are our soldiers are there to protect the oil pipeline and opium production, our governments will push to stay there.

[edit on 15-4-2009 by Vitchilo]



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 05:02 PM
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Sounds like rapists paradise: ( i can totaly see convicted rapists moving to afghanistan man this is insane and sick. Once again, it goes to show, the offical lawmakers and heads of council no matter what country yuor in just ike USA, have the worst of intentions for us.



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 07:13 PM
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America wanted democracy right? Well here it is folks.

Hamid Karzai's playing to his base (who are the Taliban) and pandering to supporter from certain religious demographics of Afghanistan in order to garner more support from voters in the upcoming Presidential election.

That's what you get when you put into a power a drug-smuggling, corrupt, inefficient puppet who is really a front for the Taliban and exercises no control over the country outside Kabul.

Don't act surprised... it's no different from how Obama was telling Jewish voters in the US that he'd back Israel unrelentingly and suddenly he gets a never before seen vote of approval from the American Jewish demographic after putting Rahm Emmanuel into his cabinet.



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