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Afghan Student Gets 20 Years For Questioning Women's Rights

World  (tags: world, Afghanistan, government, Islam, Muslim, middle-east, humanrights, freedoms, women, stoning, Koran, Sharia, Mohammed, honor killings )

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In late 2007, Mr. Kambakhsh, 24, was charged with blasphemy after he allegedly disrupted classes with questions about women's rights in Islamic society. He also distributed an article from the Internet, asking why Islam does not give women equal rights.


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Past Member (0)
Thursday March 12, 2009, 5:44 pm
What a shame that this man has to spend 20 years in prison for questioning such an evil practice. Why do these people think they need to treat their woman so inhumanely? His religion apparently need some scrutiny., and women the world over need protection from those who want to harm them so viciously. Are the men that insecular?

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Thursday March 12, 2009, 5:49 pm

It is a constant agony to me when I consider the deplorable lives so many women are forced to live in other countries that still perceive them as "chattel."

Thank you for shedding light on this, Tom.

Tom M (814)
Thursday March 12, 2009, 7:02 pm
He was a Muslim journalism student. He was asking his teacher some questions. He was trying to learn. He learned if you ask the wrong questions, you go to prison. No wonder there is so much poverty, ignorance and suffering in so many Islamic-ruled countries. That's why separation of church and state is so important.

Interesting facts: "There are a mere 12 Million Jews in the entire world yet they have received 184 Nobel Prizes. The Muslims number 1.4 Billion (with a very big "B")... or 117 times the number of Jews! Based upon this 117:1 Muslim-to-Jewish ratio, one might expect the Muslims to have 24,920 Nobel Laureates. They have NINE! and one of them [Arafat] was a murderer (Allahu Akbar, indeed!)"

Joycey B (750)
Thursday March 12, 2009, 7:18 pm
This is harsh on someone who cares about women. Noted with anger. Thanks Tom.

Alys T (10)
Friday March 13, 2009, 4:32 am
Is there any way we can make a difference for this young man? Would a petition actually help? Is there anyone with influence in his country we could ask to help?

Magda G (3)
Friday March 13, 2009, 4:33 am
that's what you get for being open-minded and considerate Muslims dont allow freedom of expression and thats really sad

Alejandra Vega (139)
Saturday March 14, 2009, 12:10 am
Note that he had the possibility of questioning, because he is a boy and had the possibility of studying, a right which girls don't have under the Sharia laws.
This courageous boy must be free! Is there any petitions or sth like that?

Stan B (123)
Saturday March 14, 2009, 1:24 am
This epitomises Muslim justice and tolerance.
I feel so sorry for this poor guy.He is a true hero.
Tom the statistics you provided are very illuminating. When will the civilized world wake up?

Marena Chen (200)
Saturday March 14, 2009, 10:39 am
Noted.... but have decided to impose cencorship on my mouth .... because almost everytime I write something about the evils of Islam and Syarie (sharia) law (even though I speak from a position of authority (spanning almost 60 years) on the subject), some people "hammer me" so..

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 8:34 pm
COWARDS!! The country knows what they are doing to their women and girls is not right- it's all about power and dominance. So when anyone speaks up about it, they immediately silence them by throwing them in jail or killing them! It's just EVIL!!!!
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