Honestly, who really gives a damn about Afghanistan?

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ShortForBob

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Who gives a dam about the sexual enslavement and human rights of women and girls?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-16/afghanistan-taliban-women-and-girls/100379914

For Afghan women, their increasing power is terrifying.

In early July, Taliban leaders, who took control of the provinces of Badakhshan and Takhar, issued an order to local religious leaders to provide them with a list of girls over the age of 15 and widows under the age of 45 for “marriage” with Taliban fighters. It's not yet known whether they've complied.

If these forced marriages take place, women and girls will be taken to Waziristan in Pakistan to be re-educated and converted to "authentic Islam".

This order has caused profound fear among women and their families living in these areas and forced them to flee and join the ranks of internally displaced persons, adding to the humanitarian disaster unfolding in Afghanistan. In the past three months alone, 900,000 people have been displaced.


Reminiscent of brutal Taliban rule


This Taliban directive serves as a stark warning of what lies ahead and a harsh reminder of their brutal 1996–2001 regime during which women were subjected to persistent human rights violations, denied employment and education, forced to wear the burqa and forbidden from leaving home without a male "guardian" or mahram.

Despite claiming they've changed their stance on women's rights, the Taliban's actions and latest efforts to commit thousands of women to sexual slavery demonstrate quite the opposite. 

Furthermore, the Taliban have signalled their intention to deny girls education past the age of 12, to ban women from employment and reinstate the law requiring women to be accompanied by a guardian.

 

ShortForBob

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Right so lets have USA go around world looking for countries to have wars with because the don't like the way women are treated.  

Let Afghanistan sort out Afghanistan's own shit.  Never should have been there in the first place, get out and stay out.
Well that's a better reason than the USA usually put forward for going around world looking for countries to have wars with. :rolleyes:

Downvoting someone that points out that 50%+ of a countries population are being abused absolutely boggles the mind.

 
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Fah Kiew Tu

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The Taliban will also be executing people for leaving Islam i guess you support the death penalty for thought crimes as well.
Well, Randumb can support the death penalty for thought crimes without and qualms.

It's not like even the most fervid and bigoted person could ever find him guilty of that offence.

FKT

 

ShortForBob

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Yeah we got tv here too babe. We probably invented it. And since 1960, women can vote!
You get AlJazz on TV over there? Now who'd have thunk that.

Aljazeera Blogs interesting because it's not just about the USA perspective.

seriously, if the USA looked outward sometimes, you might not keep losing these conflicts you start.

You might even think twice about starting them in the first place.

Example

10 mins ago (11:21 GMT)


Qatar doing utmost to secure safe passage of diplomats


Qatar says it is doing its utmost to help evacuate diplomats and foreign staff in international organisations seeking to leave Afghanistan.

Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, whose country has been playing a key role in trying to reach a political settlement in Afghanistan, tells a news conference in the Jordanian capital that Doha is also seeking a peaceful transition after the withdrawal of US troops.

“There is international concern about the fast pace of developments and Qatar is doing its utmost to bring a peaceful transition, especially after the vacuum that happened,” Al-Thani says.

Qatar, which has good ties with the Taliban, was also working to ensure there would be a complete ceasefire across the country and that stability prevailed, he adds.

15 mins ago (11:16 GMT)


Russia: Ghani fled with cars and helicopter full of cash


Russia’s embassy in Kabul says that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had fled the country with four cars and a helicopter full of cash and had to leave some money behind as it would not all fit in, the RIA news agency reports.

Nikita Ishchenko, a spokesman for the Russian embassy in Kabul, was quoted as saying by RIA: “Four cars were full of money, they tried to stuff another part of the money into a helicopter, but not all of it fit. And some of the money was left lying on the tarmac.”

Ischenko confirms his comments to Reuters news agency. He cites “witnesses” as the source of his information.


Germany must evacuate 10,000 Afghans: Merkel


Germany may need to evacuate as many as 10,000 people from Afghanistan, Chancellor Angela Merkel tells party colleagues, according to party sources.

That includes 2,500 Afghan support staff as well as human rights activists, lawyers and others whom the government sees being at risk if they remain in the country after the Taliban seized Kabul.

She also says that Germany should cooperate with countries bordering Afghanistan to support those fleeing from the country now.
 
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Who gives a dam about the sexual enslavement and human rights of women and girls?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-16/afghanistan-taliban-women-and-girls/100379914

For Afghan women, their increasing power is terrifying.

In early July, Taliban leaders, who took control of the provinces of Badakhshan and Takhar, issued an order to local religious leaders to provide them with a list of girls over the age of 15 and widows under the age of 45 for “marriage” with Taliban fighters. It's not yet known whether they've complied.

If these forced marriages take place, women and girls will be taken to Waziristan in Pakistan to be re-educated and converted to "authentic Islam".

This order has caused profound fear among women and their families living in these areas and forced them to flee and join the ranks of internally displaced persons, adding to the humanitarian disaster unfolding in Afghanistan. In the past three months alone, 900,000 people have been displaced.


Reminiscent of brutal Taliban rule


This Taliban directive serves as a stark warning of what lies ahead and a harsh reminder of their brutal 1996–2001 regime during which women were subjected to persistent human rights violations, denied employment and education, forced to wear the burqa and forbidden from leaving home without a male "guardian" or mahram.

Despite claiming they've changed their stance on women's rights, the Taliban's actions and latest efforts to commit thousands of women to sexual slavery demonstrate quite the opposite. 

Furthermore, the Taliban have signalled their intention to deny girls education past the age of 12, to ban women from employment and reinstate the law requiring women to be accompanied by a guardian.
Too bad Afghanistan girls can’t fight.

 

ShortForBob

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Too bad Afghanistan girls can’t fight.
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And Allah help this one. Rumour has it she's been captured.

‘Sometimes I have to pick up a gun’: the female Afghan governor resisting the Taliban

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/aug/11/sometimes-i-have-to-pick-up-a-gun-the-female-afghan-governor-resisting-the-taliban

t is early morning in Charkint, in the northern Balkh province of Afghanistan, but a meeting with the governor is already well under way to urgently assess the safety of the 30,000 people she represents. Salima Mazari has been in the job for just over three years, and for her, fighting the Taliban is nothing new, but since July she has been meeting with the commanders of her security forces every day as the Islamist militants’ attacks across the country increase.

As one of only three female district governors in Afghanistan, Mazari has attracted attention simply by being a woman in charge. What sets the 40-year-old apart, particularly amid the recent wave of Taliban violence, is her hands-on military leadership. “Sometimes I’m in the office in Charkint, and other times I have to pick up a gun and join the battle,” she says.

Her job means not only managing the day-to-day bureaucracy, but also organising military operations. “If we don’t fight now against the extremist ideologies and the groups that force them on us, we will lose our chance to defeat them. They will succeed. They will brainwash society into accepting their agenda,” she warns.

so don't be so fucking disrespectful, There's women in Afghanistan that are going to suffer a bit more than being grounded.

 
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