Monday, November 25, 2013

Afghanistan Returns to the Stone Age

If there's still anyone willing to claim that what we did in Afghanistan was worth even one Canadian life, mention this.   Afghanistan is on the brink of reinstating public death by stoning for the offence of adultery.   The proposal is tucked into a draft revision of the country's penal code.

The good news is that simple fornication by unmarried individuals will only be punished by flogging.

The bad news is that there have been cases where, when a married man rapes a girl, she is considered a party to adultery liable to the same punishment.

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