Afghan women fade from White House focus as exit nears

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    Wonder what will become of the women of Afghanistan once we're out. They've come so far, but with the Muslim Brotherhood and other radicals poised to take over, these women will likely be put back in their place, which is having no rights at all. The latest laws added to Sharia by the MB state that men can have sex with their dead wives for up to 6 hours after their death and women will be denied education. I hate it that Obama treats the MB as a credible government when they are ultra radical. Obama hasn't spoken of the women of Afghanistan and the progress they've made and what they stand to lose, so wonder if they even matter. I guess he's still evolving on that one.



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    Sadly, they are toast. And now that Obama has handed over the ME to the MB on a silver platter who the hell knows what is going to happen next.

    I got involved with womens rights issues in the ME a long time ago. This is going to hurt because it'll be back to the stone age again.

    And there's not a damn thing we can do about it.
     
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    It's a shame and it amazes me that women's groups here in the states don't say much about them. Some claim to be for human rights, but certainly not willing to help others fight for them. I hate seeing our men and women killed and hope that this whole effort wasn't in vain. I think things will be worse than ever for the people there as the worst of the worst takes over. Treating the MB as a legitimate government and giving them so much money just empowers them further and they are nothing but radicals following an archaic set of rules.
     
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    It's truly bizarre to witness the lack of national outrage on the part of women's groups against female genital mutilation to burkas to the potential legalization of necrophilia for that one last "goodbye I'll miss you baby fornication" for 6 hours after death.

    Mostly what you hear is "well, it's their culture". It's appalling.

    Sheesh. Some days I can't believe what I type.
     
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    I know what you mean. The truth about what is happening gets stranger all the time. We say things we never dreamed we'd have to say when talking about it.

    It's one thing to ignore their "culture" when it's in other countries, but some of them want to bring their culture here. I can't figure out why people would come here knowing our laws don't go along with Sharia law, unless they want to change that. There have been numerous cases of Muslims demanding that our courts respect their laws. There should be no discussion on that. Our laws win, period. Sharia should never trump America's laws and we can't allow the cruel treatment of women in the name of religion.
     
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    Duh, why would Obama be blamed for this? Cruelty to women exists in many countries. Hell, even here in the USA the right-wingnuts are waging war on women.
     
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    I pray that these women will be protected by the hand of Divine Providence.
     
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    And whose hand would that be?
     
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    um... God.
     
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    We have rocking Muslim women up here. They aren't taking any shit lying down and they are very outspoken. Ditto with a lot of very great muslim men who back their women and don't want "stone age ways" to engulf their lives in Canada.

    In Ontario a few years back a very Liberal politician called Dalton McGuinty thought a great way to get votes was to allow Sharia law in the province. All hell broke loose and I am thrilled to say as a participant in the "no way in hell" movement, they lost.

    :eusa_angel:

    But hey, one always has to be "en garde". We still have pockets of "old country" thinking in various communities.
     

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