Thursday, October 15, 2009

Reality Check #2

A completely different sort of reality check is, I think, urgently required when it comes to Afghanistan. As Divorce Saloon points out, President Karzi, 'our' man in Kabul, has passed the Sharia Personal Status Law which includes in its provisions that custody rights are granted only to fathers and grandfathers, that women can work only with the permission of their husbands, and that husbands can withhold food from wives who refuse to have sex with them. What on Earth are we doing sacrificing the lives of our soldiers and spending billions supporting a regime that passes such abominable laws?

1 comment:

  1. Preventing the Taliban coming in and making even worst laws?

    To answer your question, and that is good enough for me.

    Personally I don't really have big issues with the laws you quote - not sure on the marital rape issue.

    I do think though that all this right to divorce can be a big tricky if there is not sufficient money to go round, so perhaps this is the lesser of two evils if the alternative is complete desolation for the woman?

    I am not sure this country (or your goodself John) has the moral highground with the amount of questionable goings on and blended families with children without their natural parents. Perhaps 'our man' could teach us a thing or two.

    Yes, this was a serious post, and no, I am not mad.


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