This is what democracy does to Muslim societies

Afghan parliament upholds right to marry children

Afghanistan’s parliament has rejected a measure that would have barred men from marrying girls younger than 16, saying the proposal ran counter to Islamic ideology.

The measure also would have banned “baad, [the] traditional practice of buying or selling women to settle disputes,” and outlawed criminal charges being imposed on rape victims, Breitbart reported. Rape victims in Afghanistan often are charged with fornication or adultery.

President Hamid Karzai reportedly supported the measures, but opponents said they “violate[d] Islamic principles,” Breitbart reported.



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3 responses to “This is what democracy does to Muslim societies

  1. In socities which go through transition, such aberations will be there. Europe didn’t see enlightened liberalism in a day. Same is true for for us in India. When the British banned ‘Sati’, there were a few vioces of protest from certain quarter of Hindus. Off course they didn’t succeed. In course of time Muslim socities will find success as well.

    • @Cynical, it’s simply a pie in the sky to think that the Muslim mindset will change. Stop day-dreaming and get in sync with the hard realities of Muslim attitude and their behaviour any where in the world.

    • S

      In order to go through any transition, a society has to be open enough to allow it – can you give me any example in history where an islamic society has gone through such a transition ? Can you give me any example of the cult of catholicism adapting science, yes, Europe went through the renaissance, but this was the time when they started exporting the christian terrorism to other countries. The church today would love to burn people as it did when it was in absolute power in Europe, and it does still, google “witch burning Africa”, and you will find christians burning heathens still.

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