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The Afghan Who Dared Read About Women’s Rights

“A young man, a student of journalism, is sentenced to death by an Islamic court for downloading a report from the internet. The sentence is then upheld by the country’s rulers. This is Afghanistan – not in Taliban times but six years after “liberation” and under the democratic rule of the West’s ally Hamid Karzai.”

If you weren’t wondering already, this story from The Independent will ask you to ponder what we’re fighting for in Afghanistan.

3 Responses to “The Afghan Who Dared Read About Women’s Rights”

  1. Dick says:

    “Meet the new boss; same as the old boss”.

  2. StyleSwag says:

    Oh boy, nothing like religion and politics to ruffle feathers. There is such a thing as right and wrong. Killing the dude just because he downloaded some reading material speaks to the mindset of the wackos in charge. Boy, there would be dead bodies everywhere if they executed all the pervs that downloaded porn here in the states.