All that American blood and treasure for the vicious Islamic law.
And check out the Washington Post dissembling and propagandizing in the headline of ths article, "Conservative Afghan lawmakers block legislation protecting women’s rights." Note the term "conservative," as if they had anything in common with real conservatives. These are devout Muslims, religious Muslims, imposing the most brutal and bloody ideology on the face of the earth. "Conservative" -- why doesn't the Washington Post call them Democrats, seeing as how the Democrats support the sharia and jihad?
Obama insists upon partnering with the Taliban regime, whose strict interpretation of Islam keeps Afghan women virtual prisoners in their homes.
As for the dhimmis at the WaPo, It is pure Islam, authentic Islam -- say it, cowards.
"Conservative Afghan lawmakers block legislation protecting women’s rights." Washington Post
(Anja Niedringhaus, File/ Associated Press ) - FILE - In this Thursday, April 11, 2013 file photo, an Afghan woman peers through the the eye slit of her burqa as she waits to try on a new burqa in shop in the old town of Kabul, Afghanistan. Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked a law on Saturday, May 18, 2013 that aims to protect women’s freedoms, with some arguing that parts of it violate Islamic principles or encourage women to have sex outside of marriage.
The fierce opposition highlights how tenuous women’s rights remain a dozen years after the ouster of the hard-line Taliban regime, whose strict interpretation of Islam once kept Afghan women virtual prisoners in their homes.
Khalil Ahmad Shaheedzada, a conservative lawmaker for Herat province, said the legislation was withdrawn shortly after being introduced in parliament because of an uproar by religious parties who said parts of the law are un-Islamic.
“Whatever is against Islamic law, we don’t even need to speak about it,” Shaheedzada said.
The Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women has been in effect since 2009, but only by presidential decree. It is being brought before parliament now because lawmaker Fawzia Kofi, a women’s rights activist, wants to cement it with a parliamentary vote to prevent its potential reversal by any future president who might be tempted to repeal it to satisfy hard-line religious parties.
The law criminalizes, among other things, child marriage and forced marriage, and bans “baad,” the traditional practice of exchanging girls and women to settle disputes. It makes domestic violence a crime punishable by up to three years in prison and specifies that rape victims should not face criminal charges for fornication or adultery.