Monday, April 2, 2012

Eighty-Six Percent of Afghan Women Fear Return of Taliban

But I thought that Islam promotes women's rights? Now I'm confused. Why would these Muslim women prefer Western values to Sharia? Don't they realize that physical abuse, polygamy, child marriages, and oppression are the will of Allah?

AFGHANISTAN--Half of all Afghans are utterly terrified, and understandably so.

At least 33,000 American troops are scheduled to leave Afghanistan this year. And after all the justified fury over the burning of those Qurans and the shooting deaths of those 17 women and children, talk is rife in Washington right now about accelerating the withdrawal.

That leaves Afghan women scared to death. A nationwide survey of 1,000 of them by ActionAid, a nongovernmental organization, concludes: "A massive 86 percent are worried about a return to a Taliban-style government, with one in five citing their daughter's education as the main concern. And with good reason."

"There really is good reason to be afraid," said Anita Haidary, co-founder of the Afghan group Young Women for Change. "You can't go to school, you can't work. Nothing." When the Taliban fell from power in 2001, 5,000 girls were attending school. Today, the number is 2.5 million.

At the same time, a new report from the Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy Organization is titled: "Afghan Women after the Taliban: Will History Repeat Itself?" It concludes: "Most of women's important achievements over the last decade are likely to be reversed" because almost everyone believes that once foreign forces leave, the Taliban will almost certainly return to power. (Read more.)

12 comments:

Kangaroo said...

Maybe because they mutilate people's noses and ears, and whip them excessively, and apply overly strict rules on top of Shariah.

I think its obvious that they are monsters.

cornholio said...

Gee Kangarootistan, it's kinda ironic that the same honor killings and acid attacks ALSO go on in the muslime states of Bangladesh and Pigistan ain't it?

WHy aren't you and your muslo-nazi brethren protesting these kinda things? What are you waiting for? The 12th imam? LOL.

cornholio said...

Thanks for reporting stories like these David, because if you didn't I know I would never be hearing or reading about it in or on our corrupt MSM.

Foolster41 said...

@kangaroo: Ah, I see! the harsh rules of Sharia are strict, (commands to beat ones wife, permission to rape prisoners, floggings and amputations as punishments etc.), but all fine and good, but what the Taliban adds more and it goes too far!

Hezekiah Ahaz said...

Wow, Kangaroo, you finally said something rational.

Osama Abdallah said...

I am sure Gabriella doesn't mind the return of the Taliban :).

aussie christian said...

But yet for 10 years the afghans have been siding again and again with the taliban, simply because the infidels were there, now that we are pulling out, they complain. sheese, be careful what you wish for, you might just get it, just not in the way you wanted.

They screamed daily they want us out, we are getting out, now they scream that we are leaving them to the taliban. Not that we warned anyone that as soon as we leave the taliban would waltz right back in or anything.

Deleting said...

But here's the real question...did the Taliban e-v-e-r really leave?

Only a matter of time before they'd pop their ugly heads back up again.

Billy said...

Kangaroo said: “Maybe because they mutilate people's noses and ears…”

But, sharia prescribes hand mutilation for thieves and mutilation of hand and foot for people who make mischief in the land. Do you only decry mutilation of noses and ears, or do you also oppose mutilation of hands and feet?

Kangaroo said: “…and whip them excessively…”

Sharia prescribes whipping for sex outside of marriage. 100 lashes? So do you condemn the brutal sharia too.

Kangaroo said: “ …and apply overly strict rules on top of Shariah.”

Do you mean stoning adulterers to death and murdering homosexuals? That would be Sharia. Do you decry that too?

Kangaroo said: "I think its obvious that they are monsters."

Yes, they are, but they are following the brutal sharia: hand chopping, whipping, stoning, murdering.

In addition, I am sure Mohammad must have mutilated people’s eyes, ears, or nose.

Hezekiah Ahaz said...

Osama,

Your imagination is not real.

gabriella oak said...

@ Osama

Too true my little friend ! The return of the Taliban is brilliant for business.

I sell them photoshopped pictures of you in your tighty whiteys. I'm making a bloody fortune. :)

Foolster41 said...

Oh, Osama, you gonna apologize for slandering me by saying I want hate crimes to happen against Muslims for simply saying hate crimes don't happen that much, and cited a report that said as much? (And even if not true, it is a HUGE leap of logic to go from "I don't think hate crimes happen" to "I wish hate crimes happened more"). Are you going to run away again?

Are you going to apollogize for your agregious misuse of 1 Chron 5:5?

Or, are you like most muslims incapable of apollogizing to kuffir because that would show weakness, and muslims are after all "the best of all" (i.e. the √úbermensch)?