Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Shia Jurisprudence?

'Worse than the Taliban' - new law rolls back rights for Afghan women

'The Afghan constitution allows for Shias, who are thought to represent about 10% of the population, to have a separate family law based on traditional Shia jurisprudence.

..."There were lots of things that we wanted to change, but they didn't want to discuss it because Karzai wants to please the Shia before the election.'

Traditional Shia jurisprudence allows a man to rape his wife? This is becoming law in Afghanistan in the year 2009??

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