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Afghan Women Protest Pelted By Stones

From those relentless defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Afghan female police officers link their arms to create a barrier for Shiite counter protesters during a demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, April 15, 2009.

Stone-throwing Afghan crowd swarms women’s protest

By Heidi Vogt, Associated Press Writer

KABUL – A group of some 1,000 Afghans swarmed a demonstration of 300 women protesting against a new conservative marriage law on Wednesday. The women were pelted with small stones as police struggled to keep the two groups apart.

The law, passed last month, says a husband can demand sex with his wife every four days unless she is ill or would be harmed by intercourse — a clause that critics say legalizes marital rape. It also regulates when and for what reasons a wife may leave her home alone.

Women’s rights activists scheduled a protest Wednesday attended by mostly young women. But the group was swamped by counter-protesters — both men and women — who shouted down the women’s chants.

Some picked up gravel and stones and threw them at the women, while others shouted "Death to the slaves of the Christians!" Female police held hands around the group to create a protective barrier.

The government of President Hamid Karzai has said the Shiite family law is being reviewed by the Justice Department and will not be implemented in its current form…

"You are a dog! You are not a Shiite woman!" one man shouted to a young woman in a headscarf holding aloft a banner that said "We don’t want Taliban law." The woman did not shout back at the man, but told him: "This is my land and my people." …

"We don’t want foreigners interfering in our lives. They are the enemy of Afghanistan," said 24-year-old Mariam Sajadi…

Apparently no one was stoned to death.

So this was a great leap forward.

Of course they can always stone them later, if they go out of the house unescorted.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Afghan Women Protest Pelted By Stones”

  1. “Death to the slaves of the Christians!”

    I can’t help but read this statement as an affirmation that – when it comes to women’s rights – Christianity surpasses Islam by a mile. For, clearly, Islamists feel that women who object to marital rape and imprisonment (because what else could “regulates when and for what reasons a wife may leave her home alone” mean?) are under the evil grasp of Christianity, which not only condemns rape – marital or otherwise – but (gasp!) lets women leave the house alone, work, drive, vote, and do other things Islam considers “immoral.”

    Of course the usual suspects in the MSM and secular left will continue to trumpet the multiculturalist line (“All cultures are equally good!”), continue to claim (falsely) that all Abrahamic religions are equally oppressive, and otherwise try to find ways to make Christianity worse (“Catholics won’t let women be priests! Oh, the horror, the horror!”).

    In the meantime, actual women’s issues and women’s rights (as opposed to the made-up “right” to abortion) are going ignored for the sake of fashionable political correctness.

    Funny how, when you believe in absolutely nothing, you’ll fall for anything.

  2. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    “new conservative marriage law ”

    Those pesky conservatives are at it agian. It is all Bush’s fault.

    And to think, it is the democrats who are always railing agianst propaganda.

  3. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    “new conservative marriage law ”

    Those pesky conservatives are at it agian. It is all Bush’s fault.

    And to think, it is the democrats who are always railing against propaganda.

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    “Sticks and stones may break my bones……
    …..but the taliban will down right “KILL” you!!”

    Haven’t these moderates heard that King Obeyme and Frau Hildabeast want to talk peace and love?


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