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Mon Nov 25, 2013, 06:11 PM

 

Stoning for adulterers may become legal again in Afghanistan

Source: NBC News

Death by stoning for convicted adulterers is being written into Afghan law, a senior official said on Monday, the latest sign that human rights won at great cost since the Taliban were ousted in 2001 are rolling back as foreign troops withdraw.

"We are working on the draft of a sharia penal code where the punishment for adultery, if there are four eyewitnesses, is stoning," said Rohullah Qarizada, who is part of the sharia Islamic law committee working on the draft and head of the Afghan Independent Bar Association.

Billions have been invested on promoting human rights in Afghanistan over more than 12 years of war and donors fear that hard won progress, particularly for women, may be eroding.

Human Rights Watch reports that they saw a draft provision of the law which states that if a court finds that a couple engaged in sexual intercourse outside of legal marriage, both the man and the woman would be sentenced to “stoning to death if the adulterer or adulteress is married.” And if the “adulterer or adulteress is unmarried” the sentence shall be “whipping 100 lashes.”

Read more: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/25/21609525-stoning-for-adulterers-may-become-legal-again-in-afghanistan?lite



Why are we in this country again?

Oh, yeah... Freedoms

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Reply Stoning for adulterers may become legal again in Afghanistan (Original post)
Kelvin Mace Nov 2013 OP
JimboBillyBubbaBob Nov 2013 #1
KurtNYC Nov 2013 #21
colsohlibgal Nov 2013 #2
Lucky Luciano Nov 2013 #3
cosmicone Nov 2013 #4
passiveporcupine Nov 2013 #5
jsr Nov 2013 #6
leftyladyfrommo Nov 2013 #7
Paladin Nov 2013 #8
leftyladyfrommo Nov 2013 #9
Paladin Nov 2013 #11
LeftyMom Nov 2013 #14
madeline_con Nov 2013 #17
TBF Nov 2013 #19
jsr Nov 2013 #10
skamaria Nov 2013 #12
SoapBox Nov 2013 #13
skamaria Nov 2013 #15
Ash_F Nov 2013 #16
madeline_con Nov 2013 #18
Ash_F Nov 2013 #20

Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 06:14 PM

1. What a weird headline!

It's like it's saying, if you commit adultery, you must get stoned. Reminds me of a song.

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Response to JimboBillyBubbaBob (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 26, 2013, 01:47 PM

21. Seems like "for" should be "of" at the very least.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 06:21 PM

2. Unbelievable

The Dark Ages live on, so sad.

The same kind of stuff, some incredible misogyny, goes on with the Saudis, but we're in bed with them because of oil.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 06:31 PM

3. I have travelled to 40 countries.

Been to Africa, Europe, Asia, north America, south America. Also, to the middle east.

Never been to Pakistan, Afghanistan, or Iran. Can't exactly comment on those places, but the ME was by far my least favorite culture in all the placed I visited. These countries seem worse or just as bad as Saudi Arabia. No thanks - I only want to go due to my RainMan like quest to collect all countries in my world travel quest (actually want to go to all provinces of all countries).

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 07:26 PM

4. Fuck sharia law n/t

 

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 08:33 PM

5. Let's send D'souza there

He's all in favor of siding with Muslims against liberals...and he had adulterous relations when married. I wonder how he would like that situation?

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Response to passiveporcupine (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 08:43 PM

6. Use a leaky boat

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 08:45 PM

7. Pretty soon it may be legal in Texas.

But only for women. The men get to throw the stones.

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 08:51 PM

8. Thanks for the cheap shot against my state.


I ought to be used to it, God knows it happens often enough around here. Hope it was good for you.....

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Response to Paladin (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 08:54 PM

9. I should have said Kansas

They're five miles away from me and they are going backward at an alarming rate.

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 09:01 PM

11. Congrats on your 7000th post.


And be it Texas or Kansas, it's still improper to trash an entire state's population as if there's a single political viewpoint in place. No matter how tempting it is. Last time around, 3.3 million Texans cast votes for Obama.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 26, 2013, 12:38 AM

14. You're a dude. You'd probably feel differently if the Baptist Vagina Police closed your dr's office.

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 26, 2013, 09:38 AM

17. Oh, this is about your vagina.

So you should get a pass. SMH

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 26, 2013, 09:52 AM

19. Look, we are not happy about the extreme policies

down here in TX. This is not my home state & we moved here for a job. Sometimes I feel like I am living in a foreign country.

BUT I can tell you I've met a lot of great progressive folks down here (they are quiet but you can find them when you sign up to help on campaigns as I did in 2008 for Obama). The bigoted old guys and gals are dying off and this state will be in play again by 2020.

We may even be able to push Wendy into the governor's seat. So a little support here would be nice.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 08:57 PM

10. And we've spent trillions on that worthless shithole.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 10:58 PM

12. I hope this never gets applied to the US

Probably reduce the population by thirty percent

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Response to skamaria (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 26, 2013, 12:28 AM

13. Only thirty?

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 26, 2013, 03:40 AM

15. Trying to be a bit optimistic.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2013, 09:13 AM

16. This will be used disproportionately against women. /nt

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 26, 2013, 09:40 AM

18. I don't recall any cases of men being stoned to death.

Not in recent memory, anyway.

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Response to madeline_con (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 26, 2013, 11:44 AM

20. I don't know about Afghanistan, but I know they've been hanged in Iran. /nt

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