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Old 03-10-2012, 12:10 AM   #1
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Default Karzai Endorses Afghan Edict That 'Women Are Secondary'

Thanks heaven we've done such a great job of turning ignorant fanatics into, mmmmm, oops, they're still ignorant fanatics.

"Men are fundamental and women are secondary," it said, adding women should avoid "mingling with strange men in various social activities such as education, in bazaars, in offices and other aspects of life".

Such advice effectively implies that women should not go to university or to work at all ...

The edict went on to say that women would wear "full Islamic hijab", should respect polygamy — Islam allows a man to take up to four wives — and comply with Shariah law on divorce, which severely restricts women's rights.

It further stated that "teasing, harassing and beating women" was prohibited "without a Shariah-compliant reason" — leaving open the suggestion that in some circumstances, domestic abuse is appropriate.
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