Karzai signed into law a repressive, horror-filled bill that allows men to deny their wives food if the wife does not cater to the husbands sexual whims. I shit you not, from The Guardian via the Afghanistan Conflict Monitor:
Afghanistan has quietly passed a law permitting Shia men to deny their wives food and sustenance if they refuse to obey their husbands' sexual demands, despite international outrage over an earlier version of the legislation which President Hamid Karzai had promised to review.That is some sick extremist bullshit isn't it? According to Human Rights Watch this law contradicts Afghanistan's own constitution.
The new final draft of the legislation also grants guardianship of children exclusively to their fathers and grandfathers, and requires women to get permission from their husbands to work.
"It also effectively allows a rapist to avoid prosecution by paying 'blood money' to a girl who was injured when he raped her," the US charity Human Rights Watch said.
In April President Obama spoke out against this law, as did Gordon Brown and most of the UN.
Obviously, Karzai has sold his soul to the devil, otherwise known as the religious extremists.
And we have soldiers dying every day for this fuckwit and his administration.