Taliban edict to resume stoning women to death met with horror ( www.theguardian.com )

The Taliban’s announcement that it is resuming publicly stoning women to death has been enabled by the international community’s silence, human rights groups have said.

Safia Arefi, a lawyer and head of the Afghan human rights organisation Women’s Window of Hope, said the announcement had condemned Afghan women to return to the darkest days of Taliban rule in the 1990s.

“With this announcement by the Taliban leader, a new chapter of private punishments has begun and Afghan women are experiencing the depths of loneliness,” Arefi said.

“Now, no one is standing beside them to save them from Taliban punishments. The international community has chosen to remain silent in the face of these violations of women’s rights.”


Rapidcreek ,

This was always going to happen. Once Trump signed the surrender, and released Taliban fighters, some of which run this government, the die was cast.

Cipher22 ,

Signed by Trump and allowed to take effect by Biden. Both US parties accepted this result.

Buffalox ,

And somehow despite being obviously evil and despicable they believe themselves to be the good guys.

ptz ,
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Religion is a hell of a drug.

Aurenkin ,

In the ordinary moral universe, the good will do the best they can, the worst will do the worst they can, but if you want to make good people do wicked things, you’ll need religion

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Buffalox ,

Except drugs aren't always bad.
In reality religion is poison.

ptz ,
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Also, if we want to talk numbers, I'd guess religion has killed more people than drugs.

BombOmOm ,
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I'm more surprised they weren't already.

TransplantedSconie ,
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