2009-04-01

Afghan Rape Law

Aziz Poonawalla at City of Brass:

In an explicit bid to appease hard-line Islamists, Afghanistan's "president" Hamid Karzai has signed a bill into law that essentially legalizes rape of a woman by her husband ...

As a bonus, the law is named the "Shia Family Law" even though the bil is not representative of mainstream Shi'a jurisprudence, but rather focused on the extreme attitudes within a distinct ethnic minority ...


Go read the rest. As AP says, this marks a return by the Obama administration to the old, dark days of so-called "realism".