Twelve years after the Taliban were ousted from power, Sharia is to be fully implemented again in Afghanistan. What was all that American blood and treasure spent for? The U.S. oversaw the adoption of a constitution in Afghanistan that enshrined Sharia as the highest law of the land. That made this and the imposition of other Sharia provisions inevitable. But to have stood up for the rights of the women who will be brutalized and victimized as a result of this would have been “Islamophobic.”
“Afghanistan ‘plans to reintroduce public stoning as punishment for adultery,'” by Rob Crilly in the Telegraph, November 25 (thanks to Anne Crockett):
Afghanistan is planning to reintroduce public stoning as punishment for adultery 12 years after the Taliban was ousted from power, according to a new draft penal code.
The move has shocked human rights campaigners and will dismay donors who have poured billions of pounds into the country for reconstruction.
It will be viewed as another backwards step at the end of a year that has seen women’s rights undermined, with a slew of legislation and murders of prominent women….