Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Why we fight 

As you're reading the latest installment of "Good news from Afghanistan", remember that every Islamofascist killed or detained, every new school opened throughout the country, and every vote cast in a democratic election is a step forward against this:

"Authorities have found the bodies of three Afghan women, one of whom worked for an aid group, who were raped, strangled and dumped with a warning for women not to work for such groups...

" 'This is retribution for those women who are working in NGOs and those who are involved in whoredom'... The note was found attached to the chest of one of the dead women...

"The bodies were dumped near a road outside Pul-i-Khumri city, the provincial capital of Baghlan...

"One of the three was a 25 year-old woman who until recently worked for a Bangladeshi non-governmental organisation (NGO) involved in providing micro credit, mostly to widows.

"A group calling itself 'Afghan Youths Convention' claimed responsibility for the killing, according to a caller who telephoned a Reuters reporter in northern Afghanistan.

"The caller did not say if the previously unheard of group had any connection with any faction or radical Islamic movements such as the ousted Taliban.

"A doctor in the city said forensic tests showed the three were raped and then strangled with a rope."
"Afghan Youths Convention" - it sounds so innocent, doesn't it? - might or might not have any official connections with the Taliban, but it certainly shares its misogynistic ideology. And so, ironically, the United States armed forces continue to do more for women's rights in Afghanistan than any of the international feminist organizations, or UN conferences, ever could.


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