A few months ago, there was a proposed law in Afghanistan for the Shia minority that would have forced Afghani women to have sex with their husbands.
Not only did the law pass, it’s worse than we thought.
Last week, though, Human Rights Watch discovered that a revised version of the Shiite Personal Status Law had been quietly put into effect at the end of July — meaning that Shiite men in Afghanistan now have the legal right to starve their wives if their sexual demands are not met and that Shiite women must obtain permission from their husbands to even leave their houses, “except in extreme circumstances.”
Reader Brian puts it very simply:
Islamic law, my foot. This is legalized abuse.
President Obama needs to condemn this brutality. With allies like this, who needs enemies?