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Afghanistan: Legislation allows husbands to deny wives food if they fail to obey sexual demands
Guardian UK ^ | 14 August 2009 | Jon Boone

Posted on 08/14/2009 10:15:12 AM PDT by Lorianne

Afghanistan has quietly passed a law permitting Shia men to deny their wives food and sustenance if they refuse to obey their husbands' sexual demands, despite international outrage over an earlier version of the legislation which President Hamid Karzai had promised to review.

The new final draft of the legislation also grants guardianship of children exclusively to their fathers and grandfathers, and requires women to get permission from their husbands to work.

"It also effectively allows a rapist to avoid prosecution by paying 'blood money' to a girl who was injured when he raped her," the US charity Human Rights Watch said.

In early April, Barack Obama and Gordon Brown joined an international chorus of condemnation when the Guardian revealed that the earlier version of the law legalised rape within marriage, according to the UN.

Although Karzai appeared to back down, activists say the revised version of the law still contains repressive measures and contradicts the Afghan constitution and international treaties signed by the country.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: humanrightswatch

1 posted on 08/14/2009 10:15:16 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

I guess that this is all part of the “moderate” Islam movement. Sacr/


2 posted on 08/14/2009 10:18:08 AM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: Lorianne

damn....I may just retire there :)


3 posted on 08/14/2009 10:18:13 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Lorianne

Well, at this rate, at least my wife would lose some weight...


4 posted on 08/14/2009 10:20:20 AM PDT by Paradox (ObamaCare = Logan's Run ; There is no Sanctuary!)
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To: Lorianne

I see nothing wrong with this. :)


5 posted on 08/14/2009 10:20:35 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Lorianne
Although Karzai appeared to back down, activists say the revised version of the law still contains repressive measures and contradicts the Afghan constitution and international treaties signed by the country.

For one, I doubt it's Karzai's legislation to "back down" on [he's not a legislator], so why the left wing paper the Guardian implies it is his legislation is curious.

Curious, at least until we recall that James Carville aka Serpenthead is working for Karzai's political opponent.

6 posted on 08/14/2009 10:29:51 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Lorianne
Afghanistan has quietly passed a law permitting Shia men to deny their wives food and sustenance if they refuse to obey their husbands' sexual demands

Expect Shia men to have to eat raw food. It's going to be difficult to deny someone food when she's the one who cooks it for you.

7 posted on 08/14/2009 10:31:55 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Lorianne
"Legislation allows husbands to deny wives food if they fail to obey sexual demands"

See, now THIS is legislation that actually makes some sense. I say we get behind this one and tell the fools in Washington to quit screwing around with the idiotic health Care and Climate Change bills and get to work on something that makes sense.

8 posted on 08/14/2009 10:33:48 AM PDT by 101voodoo (OBAMA- THE OPIATE FOR THE DUMB ASSES)
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To: Lorianne

9 posted on 08/14/2009 10:34:44 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Lorianne

Interesting. It’s just the opposite of western culture. ;^)


10 posted on 08/14/2009 10:34:58 AM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Lorianne

I guess she has to prepare the food she’s going to be denied as well. Rotten b)st#rds.

They probably at least feed the goats regardless of their sexual demands.


11 posted on 08/14/2009 10:36:30 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it*s the new black.)
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To: Lorianne

I can do better. If she doesn’t start making demands, I am going to deny myself food! Top that!


12 posted on 08/14/2009 10:41:28 AM PDT by Theophilus (Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?)
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To: Islaminaction

I’ve always contended that the main purpose of Islam was to control women. Like the Pherengie on Stak Trek. Keep them naked and ready to go.


13 posted on 08/14/2009 10:42:03 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: Lorianne

Americans are dying fighting for the freedom of these vermin who will always be vermin and always have been so.

It is a waste of our people and our money. The Taliban and the terrorists will always exist. The only way to begin to rid the world of them is to leave great smoking holes in the earth or vast areas of vitrified sand in strategic locations.


14 posted on 08/14/2009 10:49:00 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: USCG SimTech

I get Biblical about it when I think they treat Jews and women as less than human. I’m guessing that Satan is still really ticked off about that Mary ‘thing’.

And with the way some of these men over there look, I’m not surprised they need a law to get sex from their wives. Eugh. They wouldn’t imagine, bathing, shaving and perhaps being good to her. Naw! The camel never complains!


15 posted on 08/14/2009 10:49:47 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it*s the new black.)
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To: Lorianne

Isn’t Shia law already spelled out? Why would they need debate laws, as opposed to implementing what was already spelled out?


16 posted on 08/14/2009 10:50:55 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Sequoyah101

Amen brutha!


17 posted on 08/14/2009 11:08:52 AM PDT by badbass
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To: Lorianne

At times like this, some wives might confuse the sugar box as in the movie “9 to 5.”


18 posted on 08/14/2009 11:20:52 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: badbass

The Afghan women could use some of our dragon-breath, hair-under-arms, sweaty, muscle-bound, testosterone-prone, foul-mouthed feminists to slap the crap out of their stinking camel humpers. Garafolo, dowd, jackson lee, striesand, boxer, napolitano, maddow, etc. would be good starting emissaries.


19 posted on 08/14/2009 11:24:39 AM PDT by yorkie01
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To: Artemis Webb

That’s just great. Now who gets to cook?


20 posted on 08/14/2009 12:17:11 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: ReneeLynn
And with the way some of these men over there look, I’m not surprised they need a law to get sex from their wives. Eugh. They wouldn’t imagine, bathing, shaving and perhaps being good to her. Naw! The camel never complains!

ROTFLMAO !! Good one !

21 posted on 08/14/2009 1:25:02 PM PDT by jimt
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To: piasa

“It’s going to be difficult to deny someone food when she’s the one who cooks it for you. “

Don’t be silly now. They just get one of the other wives to feed them.


22 posted on 08/14/2009 9:21:46 PM PDT by Bluebeard16
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