What About Afghan Women Today, Laura Bush?
Several years ago in nearby Momand Dara district, a taxi driver hit a boy with his car, killing him. The boy’s family demanded a girl as compensation, so the driver purchased an 11-year-old named Fawzia from an acquaintance for $5,000 and gave her to the dead boy’s relatives, according to the Afghan Women’s Network office in Jalalabad.
Three years ago, Fawzia was shot to death, according to a two-page report kept in a black binder of cases of violence against women.
The story of Malia and the nine sheep illustrates the suffering of girls forced into such marriages.
Where is Laura Bush and her radio address on the status of Afghan women now? And what about the fact that even non-Muslims in Iraq must cover themselves or risk being attacked?
Tell us more about our glorious wars for democracy, President and Mrs. Bush.
UPDATED: Iraqi girls now work as prostitutes in Syria. The "liberation" continues.
I don't understand how Bush and Wolfowitz were so excited about the Iraqis' so-called "secularism" when they don't approve of American secularists. No, yes I do understand. Obviously they just thought that the supposed secularism of Iraqi society (when in fact it was Sunni Muslim) was a blank slate upon which they could write an evangelical Christian future for Iraq. Kind of like how "Buddhism is a way of preparing people for Christ," etc. (Yes, I've actually heard that.)
SECOND UPDATE: Fighting for women's rights in Iraq.