Posts Tagged ‘women’s rights’

Of why we are fighting:

The Taliban has executed a pregnant widow accused of adultery in western Afghanistan, provincial and district officials said Monday.

The 47-year-old woman, Sanam Gul, also known as Sanam Bibi, was killed in Badghis province Saturday morning, said Ashrafuddin Majidi, the provincial governor’s spokesman.

The district governor of Qades, Hashim Habibi, confirmed the execution. He said the woman was accused of adultery that left her pregnant. The Taliban shadow district governor, Mullah Abdul Hakim, and his judge ordered the woman to be executed, he said.

It is true we can’t be everywhere and change everything but we ARE there. If we leave before the Taliban is crushed we will condemn thousands like her to death.

(btw in case you don’t understand the reference, in other countries a “shadow official” refers to a member of the political opposition who would in fact be in that post if they had power.

Memeorandum thread here

My review of the book: I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced is available at Amazon.com here.

The importance of this book can’t be overestimated, this child’s willingness to stand up and change her situation made all the difference in the world.

This book should also be made to be read by every kid who whines about not having the newest WII game when it comes out.