Afghanistan – State Department Spin Exposed

By Barbara H. Peterson

As usual, the U.S. government’s official position on the living conditions of women in Afghanistan is rosy. Things are improving, and we are proud of our country’s role in their liberation.

Afghan troops

Washington Post

Kenyan-born Barack Hussein Obama has recently sent even more troops into Afghanistan, so things should be getting better, eh?

Here is the State Department’s official position on the plight of women in Afghanistan:

In late 2001, in the infancy of Operation Enduring Freedom, the U.S. war waged in Afghanistan, President George W. Bush signed into law the Afghan Women and Children Relief Act of 2001. This law authorized the president to allocate funds to organizations like UNICEF that promote human rights of women and children. (S. 1573) In a joint statement in early 2002, then-President George W. Bush and Chairman Hamid Karzai issued a joint statement, articulating their support for the cause of protecting women’s human rights in Afghanistan, and stated it was their pledge to “ensure women can gain the skills and education deprived them under years of Taliban mis-rule.” (Bush and Karzai) Continue reading

Global Implications of Sharia Law

Sharia

By Rev. Jerry Hendershot Hospital Chaplain

In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child. Consummating the marriage by 9.

The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy. Continue reading

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