Posts Tagged ‘ afghanistan ’

There is the Taliban and then there are these people

There was that video of an underage girl being flogged in Swat Pakistan for allegedly stepping outside the house without the escort of an immediate family member. This of course was nothing compared to the countless other incidents and videos of beheadings, summary executions and other acts of atrocity committed at the hands of the warriors of Islam.

Recently, local Afghan Television Channels broadcast video clips of two women being publicly flogged by a local cleric, under the instructions of a local government backed warlord, for fleeing abusive husbands. Welcome to the new Afghanistan. I have nothing more to add. You watch it yourself!

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“How am I supposed to feel?”

Not in a long, long time have I been so disgusted at a common practice in Afghanistan. This is more disturbing that the suicide bombings, beheadings and ear and nose choppings.

For most of the world, this is a news story out of the “godforsaken” country that is Afghanistan, but for many of us, especially the abused and the powerless, it is a fact of life, a miserable routine that we have all witnessed in our day to day life without ever daring to raise questions, without ever doubting that perhaps, just perhaps THIS IS NOT RIGHT!

Questioning matters that follow the sunnah is considered “immoral” in a society that has deadly obsession with its shamefully low moral standards!

Of marital rape and other laws – Part 2

This in from havingdeadcats.com:

Another abhorrent law has passed in Afghanistan, showing the barbarism of Islam.

  • It is now legal for shia men to deny food and sustenance to their wives if they refuse to obey their husband’s sexual demands.
  • Fathers and grandfathers have full guardianship over the children
  • Women must ask permission from their husbands to work.
  • A rapist can avoid prosecution by paying ‘blood money’ to a girl who was injured when he raped her.
  • “Tamkeen is the readiness of the wife to submit to her husband’s reasonable sexual enjoyment, and her prohibition from going out of the house, except in extreme circumstances, without her husband’s permission. If any of the above provisions are not followed by the wife she is considered disobedient.

According to abcnews:

“Karzai had promised to send the bill to parliament before it was published, but this week women’s rights advocates learned it had already become an enforceable law despite heavy international and national criticism.

Yes, this new and improved version of the rape law is an attempt by the Karzai administration to improve his chances of gaining enough votes in the first round of the August 20 elections by gaining the blessing of the Hazara religious elders as well as that of this guy:

The grand Ayatollah Asif Mohsini aka Ayatollah Kandahari. One must admit that the removal of a few clauses might have caused him a lot of sleep since he initially stated that “no power on Earth” could bring any changes to the initial form of the law. It is worth mentioning that this legislation had also been blessed by his excellency Ayatollah Mohaqiq Kabuli, the Hazara Ayatollah from Kabul.

So, Kudos to Mr. Karzai for playing it safe and smart while everyone else is busy with the selection/election.

Afghan Elections: In Support of the Candidate Mr Islam

Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate and former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah carries a banner reading, Long Life Islam, as they arrive at an election campaign rally in Kabul

Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate and former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah carries a banner reading, "Long Life Islam," as they arrive at an election campaign rally in Kabul

Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate and former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah carries a banner reading, “Long Live Islam,” as they arrive at an election campaign rally in Kabul.

– Kansascity.com

Country Profile – Afghanistan

Background:

An Islamist tribal leader conquered inferior tribes and named his kingdom Afghanistan. Depending on who was paying better, the country was under either the Russian or British influence for decades pretending to be a buffer between both. With the arrival of actual literacy in the Royal family, the country was declared independent of notional British control in 1919. It was followed by attempts of secularizing and freeing the country out of the self built pariah state. That was not to be.

Shinwari Tribesmen after Chasing Away the Infidel King

Shinwari Tribesmen after Chasing Away the Infidel King

Tribes were not particularly pleased with the Royal Family, especially after having seen the Queen bareheaded in public. How dare Amanullah! They unleashed their jihadist wrath on the King and made him run for his life.

Democracy never developed beyond experimentation. Two different versions were imported in 1973 and 1978. This laboratory of the Left and the Right was then faced with the wrath of the Allah’s bodyguards. Communists extended an invitation to the Soviet Union to join the fun in 1979. This touched off a chain of Jihadi and anti-Jihadi wars that turned the country of the people into the country of the god and ghosts. Mullah’s accused the Socialists of insulting the heavenly judgement by redistributing wealth and land. How dare they!

The extreme religious Right claimed moral superiority as apparently the old Allah and his bodyguard tribes were on their side. The USSR withdrew in 1989 leaving the country with wrath and wrath-ists everywhere. Allah’s bodyguards then turned on each other and everyone else claiming to have support and instructions from some invisible being, which sent instructions in Arabic from across the borders. Allah’s presidential guards took over Kabul in 1996. These saints were Allah’s direct descendents and were therefore obliged to carry out heavenly punishments for all minor and major issues. Apparently Allah and his descendents did not only not like their former bodyguards but people of different shapes and colors as well. The quick solution was to homogenize the population through genocide and public executions. With a superior version of the religion came superior operations and super deeds!

Islamic Democracy In Action

Islamic Democracy In Action

Inline with the tradition of the turning against the boss, Allah’s descendents attacked their anti-Soviet sponsors on 11 September 2001 killing over 3000 people. It was the bodyguards’ turn all over again. Intense American and European pressure made them sit together and talk, for a change. Out they came with better marketing and brand new packaging. Hamid Karzai was now the charislamatic leader of the Islamic Islapublic of Islaghanistan. Islamic Assembly was inaugurated the following December to provide the bodyguards and ‘former’ descendants with a cave like environment so that they could sit together, threaten each other, beat women MP’s, ban Television shows and legislate a new Islamic order every other day. Of course, the overthrown Allah’s committed descendants haven’t liked any of this and have so far successfully killed thousands on the disliked public and strangers.

Geography

Location:
Somewhere between the poppy fields and the local mosque

Geographic Coordinates:
600 AD, 700 AD

Map references:
Arab Proxy State

Area:
Frequently changing and volatile

Land boundaries:
Only with Islamic countries (Non-Islamic countries don’t exist!)

Coastline:
Varies with blood flow

Climate:
Depends on the amount of explosives used; Very hot insurgency seasons, heavy jihad flow all year around

Terrain:
Large graveyards; minefields in the north, south, east, west and center, large inhabitable caves – terrorists only

Elevation extremes:
Lowest point: mildly extreme
Highest point: ultra extreme, too extreme for the metric system

Natural resources:
Anything that can be used as weapon, Soviet Weapons, US dollars, Arabic books, lots of explosives, lead, sulfur, beards

Land use:
Arable land: very little (poppy only)
Permanent crops: less (poppy only)
Other: (poppy only)

Irrigated land:
The Poppy fields in Helmand and Badakhshan

Children play in the Poppy fields of the Autonomous Region of Poppyistan

Children play in the Poppy fields of the Autonomous Region of Poppyistan

Natural hazards:
Frequent suicide attacks, Arabs, Pakistanis, Afghans and other Muslims, RPG’s, Tribes, Afghans, everyone

Environment – current issues:
Limited brain function; inadequate logic; mental degradation and retardation; ultra-religious; much of remaining minds dead or in hiding and fleeing the country, Quranic and other religious pollution

Environment – international agreements:
AlQaeda, Taliban, Long time Islamist sanctuary

People

Population:
Declining fast

Age structure:
0-14 years: Numbers growing fast due to over-breeding
Young people: Fleeing out at an unprecedented rate
50 years and over: Only a few, most don’t make it that far

Median age:
Total: die young
Male: die young
Female: die even younger especially if married off to that old village mullah

Population growth rate:
Negative

Birth rate:
One birth per soon-to-die mother per year (Husband gets another breeding machine soon after)

Death rate:
High among females and Children, High among males in the South and elsewhere

Sex ratio:
At birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
Under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.05 male (females disappear)
65 years and over: Very few males, no females
Total population: Male, A few female politicians

Infant mortality rate:
Colossal

Life expectancy at birth:
No

Total fertility rate:
43 children per woman unless she dies at the end of the first pregnancy

HIV/AIDS :
What is that!? Oh, Aid. Yes, our economy lives on UN and US Aid

Major infectious diseases:
Degree of risk: critical
Food or waterborne diseases: extremism, fundamentalism, tribalism, mullahs
Vectorborne disease: warlords, contractors
note: some infections prevalent since the arrival of Islam, other infection rates increase with Saudi, Iran and Pakistani involvement

Nationality:
noun: Terrorist(s)
adjective: Bearded, Towel-headed, Veiled

Ethnic groups:
Pashtun 110%, Tajik 110%, Hazara 110%, Uzbek 110%, Others don’t have powerful warlords

Religions:
Sunni Muslim 80%, Shi’a Muslim 19%, Confused and sick tired of it all 1%

Languages:
Dari and/or Pushto depending on who is in power

Literacy:
No

School life expectancy:
Schools are burned down

Education expenditures – percent of GDP:
Not yet

Government

Country name:
Conventional long form: Islamic Islamopublic of Islafghanistan
Conventional short form: Terroristan
Local long form: Dawlat e Islami e Arabi e Islamistan wa Afghanistan
Local short form: Mujahidistan (North), Talibanistan (South)
Former: Battlefield Afghanistan

Government type:
Islamic Fundamentalists and puppets

Capital:
Name: Kabul
Geographic coordinates: Between a dirt city and a gutter
Time difference: 1000 years behind

Independence:
Not Yet and not in the near future

National holiday:
Everyday a warlord/Arab saint dies

Constitution:
Islamic books, Mullah, Everything goes

Legal system:
1400 years old
An eye for an eye
Both eyes for an eye if you are a student, a journalist, a convert or a woman
None for Officials, Islamists and Warlords

Executive branch:
Father of Nation, Uncle of Nation, Aunt of Nation, President of Nation, Zero of Nation, Dead of Nation and others

Judicial branch:
Nine member bench of Islamic fundamentalists

Political parties:
Islam, Tribe, Ethnicity

Political pressure groups and leaders:
Local Mullahs and Warlords, Saudi Arabia, United States, Pakistan, Iran, … India (!?)

International organization participation:
NATO, US Army, ISAF, Arab Terrorists, Pakistan Zealots, Irani Ayatollahs

Diplomatic representation in the US:
Zalmay Khalilzad

Diplomatic representation from the US:
Zalmay Khalilzad

Flag description:
A piece of cloth bearing a mosque and illegible religious text

Economy

Economy – overview:
Narco-state, US+Saudi+Irani funding, NGOs

GDP (purchasing power parity):
Most Afghans can’t afford to buy

GDP (official exchange rate):
90% of Global Opium Production (and proud)

GDP – real growth rate:
Constant since 2003

GDP – per capita (PPP):
$0.0000000001 for ordinary Afghans, $100000000 for warlords, smugglers and NGO employees

GDP – composition by sector:
Opium: 80%
Arms: 10%
Bribe: 10%

Labor force:
Mainly women

Labor force – by occupation:
In Hospital: 30%
Dead: 50%
Unable to get to a hospital: 20%

A Liberated Afghan Woman

A Liberated Afghan Woman

Unemployment rate:
90%

Population below poverty line:
95%

Budget:
Revenues: $715 million
Expenditures: Wages for MPs and Warlords, Private Security Contractors

Agriculture – products:
Opium

Industries:
AK47 and Opium factories

Electricity:
Twice a week, Three hours a day

Oil – production:
None (Thankfully so)

Natural gas:
In the northern region of Dostumistan

Exports:
90+% of Global Opium Exports (and Proud!)

Imports:
Arab and Pakistani terrorists, Suicide vests, Iran-trained clerics, Copies of the Quran and other religious texts

Communications

Telephones:
24 hr service between the White House and Kabul Presidential Palace, the rest don’t believe in the Telephone

Radio broadcast stations:
Taliban Propaganda FM, Government Propaganda FM, Religious Madrassas FM, Muji FM

Television broadcast stations:
Government, Tolo Television (Soon to be overrun by Sayyaf and company)

Transportation

Airports:
Bagram, Kandahar and other ones of military importance

Pipelines:
Unocaline

Roadways:
Kabul-Kandahar Highway (Highway to Hell)

Military

Military branches:
NATO, ANA, Private Militias

Military service age:
8 years +

Transnational Issues

Disputes – international:
The Durand line – border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Pakistan’s NWFP, Islamic conquest lands

Refugees and internally displaced persons:
Everyone

Illicit drugs:
Extremism, Islam, Fundamentalism, Ignorance, Opium, Bollywood Movies