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The Plight of Afghan Women: A Disturbing Picture
TIME ^ | July 29, 2010 | Richard Stengel, Managing Editor

Posted on 07/30/2010 2:54:11 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

Our cover image this week is powerful, shocking and disturbing. It is a portrait of Aisha, a shy 18-year-old Afghan woman who was sentenced by a Taliban commander to have her nose and ears cut off for fleeing her abusive in-laws. Aisha posed for the picture and says she wants the world to see the effect a Taliban resurgence would have on the women of Afghanistan, many of whom have flourished in the past few years. Her picture is accompanied by a powerful story by our own Aryn Baker on how Afghan women have embraced the freedoms that have come from the defeat of the Taliban — and how they fear a Taliban revival. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; females; girls; globaljihad; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; islam; jihad; koran; muslims; quran; religionofpeace; sexualfrustration; sharia; taleban; taliban; women
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WARNING: Graphic photos of Taliban atrocities at link.
1 posted on 07/30/2010 2:54:12 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

When the LibTards say we need to leave since there are only 50 al Quaeda there, I want to throw something.


2 posted on 07/30/2010 2:59:26 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Aryn Baker on how Afghan women have embraced the freedoms that have come........

At the cost of many US hero's,,, not the cowardly trash called men in that sewer call Afghanistan.......Nuke'm or pull out,, only a human being-do over will fix Afghanistan and most all Muslim sewers!

3 posted on 07/30/2010 3:02:00 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Maybe our supreme court can get some good ideas from these upstanding people. /sarc


4 posted on 07/30/2010 3:03:37 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

But but but .... they were peaceful people before George Bush antagonized them.


5 posted on 07/30/2010 3:08:30 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: DonaldC

I guess now that Bam Bam is in charge it’s OK to show the atrocities. Yet, we still pussy foot around with these people. Round up the men, kill them and let the country start over with the next generation.


6 posted on 07/30/2010 3:11:40 PM PDT by marlon
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To: sbMKE

Why would Time want to show us the seamy side of the utopian society they support every day? After all, they have no interest in Castro or Stalin’s gulags? Why start now?


7 posted on 07/30/2010 3:12:01 PM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: Brad from Tennessee

So.

I guess we are going to destroy the Taliban and find them wherever they hide no matter which country and bring them all to justice right? Yes about time to get serious!

Oh no wait excuse me.

We are going to play footsie with them, by which I mean more random skirmishes, let them have a power base in Pakistan while making money from opium and our own contractors/allies and then let them back in to the government in Kabul that we prop up.

Well the important thing is that all these women will be wearing burkas again so it will be impossible to tell if they have had their ears or noses cut off or their face burned with acid.


8 posted on 07/30/2010 3:15:41 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This is so very sad. Didn’t Obama discuss recognizing the Taliban as a legitimate government in Afghanistan? I believe the UN has unofficially appointed someone within the ranks to have ‘talks’ with. These people don’t negotiate.


9 posted on 07/30/2010 3:19:54 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: SanFranDan

To justify Obama keeping our troops there longer? Or for not having pulled them out yet?


10 posted on 07/30/2010 3:20:33 PM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Sirat: Through the Fires of Hell" - on amazon.com)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

related, from the FRchives:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/orianafallaci/index


11 posted on 07/30/2010 3:26:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

yah...just like I cannot understand American Jew’s hatred for Israel, I cannot understand why so many liberal womyn support Islam that not only commits but encourages atrocities like these.


12 posted on 07/30/2010 3:27:45 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

She’s still beautiful.


13 posted on 07/30/2010 3:28:41 PM PDT by ROTB (Without a Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia during armed revolt.)
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To: marlon
Pull out the women & children and nuke the whole country. Neutron bomb the place back to nothing. Colonize it, with women being a part of the decision-making process.

OR secretly import a fast-acting poison to the women. Those with butthead husbands will add some to dinner...tahdah! All the idiots are gone.

14 posted on 07/30/2010 3:51:11 PM PDT by Othniel (Meddlng in human affairs for 1/20th of a millennium.......)
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To: Bean Counter

It is quite simple really I used to date a feminist.

Breaks down like so FRiend:

Western (White men) cultures can be sexist just by having things such as lipstick which are just ways to make all womyn cheap whores.

Eastern cultures (Yellow men) can also do this but not as bad as the Western ones.

African (Black man) do this and commit rapes but only because of outside Western influences called Post-Colonialism.

Indigenous (Brown) people are exotic and their customs are to be respected and trying to judge them by Western standards is racist on top of paternal (sexist) and imperialist (or whatever word they use now).

So in short that the Taliban beat women and throw acid on their face for going to school is just an expression of their culture and if about the same as when you check out a girl from head to toe.

Never dated a American Jewish women who hated Israel so I can’t help you with that one.


15 posted on 07/30/2010 3:52:37 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

So what did she see in you while it lasted?


16 posted on 07/30/2010 3:57:59 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Eyes Unclouded

Any woman who was smart would be wearing the burkha again RIGHT NOW. It don’t take a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows. And I hope that girl is safely out of the country, because her life isn’t worth a plugged nickel now. Moreover, I hope Time helps her get a new nose. Would be just freaking like them to take the picture and then dump her right back on the street.


17 posted on 07/30/2010 4:21:02 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Hitler Was Their Fate and their Fate Could Not Be Stayed. Von Braustitch.)
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To: HollyB
These people don’t negotiate.

Sure they do. Just like the North Vietnamese.

18 posted on 07/30/2010 4:21:45 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Hitler Was Their Fate and their Fate Could Not Be Stayed. Von Braustitch.)
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To: MrPiper
I went to the library today and got Jon Krakauer's book "Where Men Win Glory." It's about the Patrick Tillman story. They go into a lengthy history of Afghanistan. This is totally believable to me and I have only read 7 chapters of the book.

What a horrific place. There is absolutely no value given to human life there. I can only thank God over and over that I was born in the US.

19 posted on 07/30/2010 4:33:10 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Sunshine Sister
It's about the Patrick Tillman story

Know it well, I was stationed at FOB Tillman,,, regards........

20 posted on 07/30/2010 4:35:36 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: Brad from Tennessee

F#cking savages.


21 posted on 07/30/2010 4:37:52 PM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: MrPiper
Oh goodness. How appropriate that I replied to you.

I knew nothing of the nation of Afghanistan before opening this book. Good thing the weather is conducive to sitting inside and reading. The recent history of this nation leaves me astonished that anyone still lives there today.

It also terrifies me for our troops given who their commander in chief is. God help them!

22 posted on 07/30/2010 4:41:29 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Sunshine Sister
Good thing the weather is conducive to sitting inside and reading

Yep,, either freezing cold or blazing hot,, take your pick. Just FYI... I did not fight,, I will not take that credit,, but worked for KBR,,,,,fixing A/C's/Heaters/generators for the troops..but mortors don't know who they are shooting at... they usually missed....

23 posted on 07/30/2010 4:48:31 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I like the comment from James in the comments section. He said when Bush was in office, it was a war for oil but now that a Democrat is in office, the war becomes a noble cause to help women.


24 posted on 07/30/2010 4:51:14 PM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I could not possibly care less.

What savage barbarians do with their women is their business, not ours.


25 posted on 07/30/2010 4:53:10 PM PDT by Jim Noble (If the answer is "Republican", it must be a stupid question.)
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To: ichabod1

The article said she is in a safe place with 24 hour gaurd and will come to the US for reconstructive surgery. I just hope she doesn’t forget who helped her.


26 posted on 07/30/2010 4:57:15 PM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: MrPiper
So you were not there to fight. You were there is support of the troops and you are right. Mortars don't discriminate. Nor do rockets or bombs. So many died for no reason except sectarian hate.
27 posted on 07/30/2010 4:58:08 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I’m born in America and raised American. My parents were both born in and came here in the 70s-80s from India.

She saw me as some kind of poor creature with no sense of identity desperately trying to act white. I saw her as a girl way out of my league but I had an inside track all the other guys on due to my skin color and heritage (ironically enough) and my general interest in knowledge.

I also would spend some pillow talk time destroying her naive world view. Told her the truth about women in such cultures (stoning, genital mutilation, forced child marriages, acid for school girls etc.) and then told her that the feminists here in this country aren’t really looking out for women. Educated her about the destructive nature of the modern leftist movement in general.

She became a conservative (don’t know if it was just me or also to rebel against her parents who were 60’s hippies) and decided to re-evaluate her life. Then she became a practising Christian and decided to do that born again virgin thing and go to law school. She now works for a NGO fighting the human trafficking of women for sex. We keep in touch and I consider her a good friend but unfortunately we broke up when I refused to follow her into new found religion.


28 posted on 07/30/2010 4:58:16 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: Sunshine Sister
So many died for no reason except sectarian hate.

for 1000yrs... hence my call to nuke the place and start over again...

29 posted on 07/30/2010 5:04:46 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: MrPiper
for 1000yrs... hence my call to nuke the place and start over again...

you would be doing the women a favor...

30 posted on 07/30/2010 5:36:46 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Memo to TIME: None of your dwindling circle jerk of readers actually gives a shit. They're all liberals, and if they didn't care about genital mutilation what's a cut off nose between friends.
31 posted on 07/30/2010 5:44:50 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: HollyB
Karzai and the Paks already have an understanding with the taliban. As soon as we bug out and get out of the way a deal will be cut.
32 posted on 07/30/2010 5:46:25 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Was at the attorney’s waiting room, picked up the latest Time copy, it is less than 50% of it’s former thickness, and most of that is yada yada from Joe Klein, they are going down.


33 posted on 07/30/2010 5:47:30 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a Momma Deuce)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Slime Magazine would have never had an article like this when GWB was in charge. It’s only because Obutthole is in charge of Afganistan and they want to bolster support for him.

Shameless.

(but good that they’re portraying the plight of women in those subhuman cultures


34 posted on 07/30/2010 5:59:51 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: AlanGreenSpam

Obama is not in favor of continuing in Afghanistan, which is why he delayed for nearly a year on the request for more troops and also did everything possible to undermine the war effort there. However, since the Dems had at one point focused on Afghanistan in an attempt to undermine Bush on Iraq, he couldn’t go whole hog and demand an immediate pull out.

Don’t forget, the famous “leak” on Afghanistan was offered to the White House 2 weeks before it was published, and Bambi knew about it, knew the fall out from it, and let it be published. He wants this war to fail, but he doesn’t dare come out and say so.

I’m actually impressed that Time went ahead and published this, and I’m actually going to buy the magazine and write them a positive letter.


35 posted on 07/30/2010 7:05:29 PM PDT by livius
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To: Eyes Unclouded

You did well with her and educated her rightly; you had absorbed the fundamental message of America, which is that all human beings are entitled to certain things - life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - simply because they are human beings. But look at the foundation for your concept of the sanctity of human life (even female human life), and you will find that the Judeo-Christian God, who created man in His image and likeness, is that foundation.

God bless.


36 posted on 07/30/2010 7:10:41 PM PDT by livius
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To: Cindy; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; SJackson; Alouette

This tells much about the threat we face from international radical Islam. But I warn you, the picture in the link is hideous.


37 posted on 07/30/2010 7:20:51 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Yes, you’re right — it is hideous. The Taliban are hideous.

WHAT IS EVEN MORE HIDEOUS, is your don’t hear a universal outcry from non-jihadi muslims regarding this.

Thanks for the ping ClintonFatigued.

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http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/acidattack/index?tab=articles

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/acidattacks/index?tab=articles

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2323654/posts

http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2009/08/23/acid-attacks-terrorize-muslim-women/

http://blogs.tampabay.com/photo/2009/11/terrorism-thats-personal.html


38 posted on 07/30/2010 7:37:10 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Eyes Unclouded

I never understood radical leftists in general. Of course I don’t see how they are different from Jihadists.


39 posted on 07/30/2010 9:56:28 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Remember The Great Ptarmigan/Rabbit War!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Why are we still fighting there if we are expected to pull out next year? Why are we wasting American lives if we have already given the enemy a pullout date. At this point in the game, I really don’t care how these Islamics treat eachother, just stay the hell out of the USA.


40 posted on 07/30/2010 10:22:00 PM PDT by Stayfrosty
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To: Ptarmigan

End this war NOW. This war is hopeless and lost. GWB should have dropped some megatons on this pathetic existence of a country when he had the political clout following 9/11.


41 posted on 07/30/2010 10:24:16 PM PDT by Stayfrosty
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Hmmmm, I guess there is a difference between Christianity and Islam afterall (sarcasm). I'll gladly supply the pictures to show the difference the next time I'm referred to as a member of "The Christian Taliban".
42 posted on 07/31/2010 8:15:45 AM PDT by aSeattleConservative
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To: ROTB
She’s still beautiful.

Indeed she is. "The religion of peace" can only cut so deep.

43 posted on 07/31/2010 8:17:36 AM PDT by aSeattleConservative
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To: Jim Noble
I could not possibly care less.

What savage barbarians do with their women is their business, not ours.

Spoken like a true (selfish) libertarian. Thanks for taking time away from your dope-smoking to make this (asinine) post.

44 posted on 07/31/2010 8:23:24 AM PDT by aSeattleConservative
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To: SunkenCiv

Sadly, the link doesn’t connect to an Oriana essay


45 posted on 07/31/2010 8:33:29 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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To: aSeattleConservative
Thanks for taking time away from your dope-smoking to make this (asinine) post.

OK, I'm not a libertarian and I don't smoke anything.

But, that aside, let's hear your framework for a world in which the nature of the marital relation in the Hindu Kush is under the supervision and control of the United States of America (a land, by the way, where the marital relation is not in such great shape).

Do you think every village in Afghanistan should have an American governor? Do you think that governor should have armed forces to enforce his will?

My congressthing actually WENT to Afghanistan last summer to instruct them in proper relations between the sexes. So, I suppose you are not alone in your beliefs.

But, how a government of limited powers can marshal an Army of sufficient size to conquer the planet and then to forcibly alter the most fundamental aspects of the private lives of EVERY SINGLE HUMAN BEING ON EARTH is, to me, a bit of a problem.

But, you're the guy who finds my post asinine, so, let's hear your ideas about how to reorganize the private lives of Pashtuns.

46 posted on 07/31/2010 9:18:05 AM PDT by Jim Noble (If the answer is "Republican", it must be a stupid question.)
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To: Jim Noble; aSeattleConservative

The Church should be sending missionaries these countries to civilize them. Instead, it is doing other things.

Note the tagline ...


47 posted on 07/31/2010 11:55:47 AM PDT by ROTB (Without a Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia during armed revolt.)
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To: ROTB; Jim Noble
The Church should be sending missionaries these countries to civilize them.

Missionaries are already there.

The atheists are running scared.
Link to article

48 posted on 07/31/2010 12:22:29 PM PDT by aSeattleConservative
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To: Jim Noble
OK, I'm not a libertarian and I don't smoke anything.

But, that aside, let's hear your framework for a world in which the nature of the marital relation in the Hindu Kush is under the supervision and control of the United States of America (a land, by the way, where the marital relation is not in such great shape).

Do you think every village in Afghanistan should have an American governor? Do you think that governor should have armed forces to enforce his will?

My congressthing actually WENT to Afghanistan last summer to instruct them in proper relations between the sexes. So, I suppose you are not alone in your beliefs.

But, how a government of limited powers can marshal an Army of sufficient size to conquer the planet and then to forcibly alter the most fundamental aspects of the private lives of EVERY SINGLE HUMAN BEING ON EARTH is, to me, a bit of a problem.

But, you're the guy who finds my post asinine, so, let's hear your ideas about how to reorganize the private lives of Pashtuns.

After seeing the movie "The Hurt Locker", I said outloud: "We will never be able to westernize the Middle East (the years it would take to teach them about abortion on demand and gay pride parades).
Puns aside, there is a difference between "westernize" and "civilize". While it's obvious we can't do the first, the latter is possible (let's start with the "extermination" of one helluvalot of guys that cut noses off of innocent women).

With comments like you made in your intial post, I think a good dose of Sunday School classes is in order for you Jim.

49 posted on 07/31/2010 12:40:00 PM PDT by aSeattleConservative
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To: aSeattleConservative

Every church in the country should be sending them out.

Anyways, point taken, and I am glad they are there.


50 posted on 07/31/2010 4:46:31 PM PDT by ROTB (Without a Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia during armed revolt.)
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