More humanity from the ‘peaceful religion of Islam’:
A new Afghan law makes it legal for men to rape their wives, human rights groups and some Afghan lawmakers said Thursday, accusing President Hamid Karzai of signing the legislation to bolster his re-election prospects.
Critics worry the legislation undermines hard-won rights for women enacted after the fall of the Taliban’s strict Islamist regime.
The law—which some lawmakers say was never debated in parliament—is intended to regulate family life inside Afghanistan’s Shiite community, which makes up about 20 percent of this country of 30 million people. The law does not affect Afghan Sunnis.
One of the most controversial articles stipulates the wife “is bound to preen for her husband as and when he desires.”
“As long as the husband is not traveling, he has the right to have sexual intercourse with his wife every fourth night,” Article 132 of the law says. “Unless the wife is ill or has any kind of illness that intercourse could aggravate, the wife is bound to give a positive response to the sexual desires of her husband.”
Karzai has the opportunity to transform his cesspool of a country into a reasonable facsimile of democracy and freedom, but instead chooses to cater to the Shiites.
This kind of shit proves that you can try to bring muslims out of the gutter of their oppressive theocracy, but there’s no guarantee that it will work.