This is what the Western nations fought for…

Hamid Karzai backs clerics’ move to limit Afghan women’s rights with New Islamic code that would allow husbands to beat wives and encourage segregation of the sexes.

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan prior to the 2001 US invasion, girls were banned from going to school and women had to wear burqas that covered them from head to toe. Women were not allowed to leave their homes without a male relative as an escort.

Asked about the code of conduct at a press conference in Kabul, Karzai said it was in line with Islamic law and was written in consultation with Afghan women’s groups. He did not name the groups that were consulted.

Among the rules: women should not travel without a male guardian and should not mingle with strange men in places such as schools, markets and offices. Beating one’s wife is prohibited only if there is no “sharia-compliant reason,” referring to the principles of Islamic law.

Hadi Marifat of the Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy Organisation, which surveyed 5,000 Afghan women for a recent report on the state of women’s rights in Afghanistan, argued that the statements showed Karzai was shifting towards the strictest interpretations of sharia law.

Years down the line after many allied/afghan/soldiers/civilians have died and continue to die; after billions of dollars have been and continue to be pumped into the country, hard earned tax payers’ money…we revert back to the dark ages…the result of Hamid Karzai’s pimping for the Taliban at the cost of safety and rights of the Afghan women who have borne the brunt of atrocities.

Hamid Karzai you are a pimp for the Taliban. You have sold the honour of Afghan women. Have some shame…your mother was a woman who gave birth to you and loved you and fed you and made you strong. And you do this to the Afghan women! You are nothing but a pimp for the Taliban. Be a man of honour and stop this madness, now!

Women in the end always become the first casualties…a receptacle for the male libido and the male interpretation of right and wrong.

Who will protect these women?

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