Gang-rape in Afghanistan

Below is a report from the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan’s website.  It makes me physically ill to read it, so do not take the link if you do not want to know about the gang-rape of a woman in Badakhshan and the treatment of her children, who were witnesses to the event.

Is it this vilification of women and children — this terrorism — that we are reconstructing in Afghanistan?  It seems to me that Canadian participation in this pseudo war on terror has made the situation for the women of that country even worse than before.

Bring our troops home!

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7 thoughts on “Gang-rape in Afghanistan

  1. Unending rain like tears that won’t dry makes the pain hurt less.

    When it rains I don’t run for shelter. It is tears from God and like my own tears it makes the pain and frustration in life hurt less. But I am not alone millions of people suffer daily simply because they are poor and they have no justice. Their police charged with maintaining order take bribes from rich criminals. They lack the an opportunity to even take care of their own family. They are required to withhold from their children, the very thing their children need for a better future.

    My pain is caused, because I lacked the courage to do what I should have done. These people’s pain is not caused by their lack of courage, but by their inability to find justice. I could be talking about people from just about anywhere, but right now I am talking about people of Afghanistan. Criminals made rich from fields of drugs, bribe the police, while without a harvest children starve. Families are obligated not to send their daughters to school, as a result preventing their daughters from learning skills required to take better care of their future families. Daily they live in fear, but more frustration, as violent men launch attacks. They watch as their families die and their homes are destroyed. What little they have is taken away from them. Their life is nothing but pain and frustration, in a land of criminals and violent man.

    Just sharing what I see

    Next time you see the rain, cry for yourself, cry for the millions who suffer a life of pain and frustration. Let the tears flow it will help the never ending pain hurt less.

  2. “Let the tears flow it will help the never ending pain hurt less.”

    Might feel good for the moment, but it doesn’t help a whole hell of a lot.

    From the article: “gang-rape a 22-year-old woman in Shahre Buzurg district of the northeastern Badakhshan province on Nov.28.”

    _Northeastern_

    You do know where the CDN’s are stationed, right? Blame the latte drinking German, French, and Italian troops for allowing warlords free reign. How many divisions does it take to guard Kabul Airport? (Cite: Colonel Fred Lewis

    Cheers,
    lance

  3. We are there, in Afghanistan, propping up a government that was supposed to be the key to freedom for women and girls. Instead, women are raped and vilified and their children, pissed on.

    Tim, if you knew how much I cried, you wouldn’t say what you said.

  4. Exactly. The NATO governments are enabling the warlords, long have been, and yet they continue to try to sell us the fiction that if we could just defeat the Taliban, human rights, especially women’s rights, would no longer be under threat in Afghanistan.

    Snort.

  5. For all that has been said about the protection of womens rights it in fact is so far from the minds of those involved as to not exist at all.

    Except of course as a talking point and stories like this make great fodder to encourage the populace to support the war machine.

    One need only look at the track record of the Harper and Bush governments to see their true feelings about the status of women, and what they are willing to take from them.

    When the people become more important than the product on which they sit things may change.

    I’m guessing that’s gonna take awhile.

  6. i wana know befor the divels the usa and the australia went to afg there was no rape in the all times
    and why there is no rape in iran beacuse they dont allow the west ti inter and we stupid afg should do the same

  7. any one here pleas who knows the bible and he or she thinks that the bible is the book of god or the book of shaitan then i pleas want you to read this passeges and think why they bring hard to to the muslims

    pleas dont be angry at me
    first book of the bible holy bible
    genesis chapter 19/30 to 38
    genesis chapter 35/22
    genesis chapter 38/25 to 18
    2nd samuel chapter 13/10to 14
    2nd samuel chapter 11 read on
    2nd samuel chapter 16/v 22
    leviticus chapter 18v8 to 18 read on
    leviticus chapter 20/v 11 to 14
    ezekil chapter 23 pleas read on
    ezekill chapter 16 pleas read on
    proverbs chapter 7/10to 22 read on
    song of solomon chapter 1/v12to 17 read on
    song of solomon chapter 4/v 1 to 7 read on
    2nd samuel chapter 12v/11 to 12
    WHAT IS THE MORAL TO ALL OF THIS????
    ALL THSES STORYES GOES AGENTS 2NS

    TIMOTHEY 3/16 THERE FOR IF BE FITTING UNDER THE SECTION OF (PORNOGRAPHY)
    THIS CAN NOT BE THE WORD OF GOD ,BUT ITS DIFINATLY THE WORDS OF MAN,
    AND ALSO REVELATION 17/1 TO 2 READ ON NOT INSPIRED
    AND NO BENEFIT ACCORDING TO 2NDTIMOTHEY 3/16

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