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Re: Refugees
Posted By: wintermute, on host
Date: Monday, September 3, 2001, at 07:44:48
In Reply To: Re: Refugees posted by Sam on Saturday, September 1, 2001, at 19:28:48:

> > Why should we take these law breakers in?
> Do you know what kind of "laws" these people have broken? Did you read ANY of the information Ellmyruh posted about? The "laws" that these people may have broken could be things like "accidentally baring an ankle in public," for which the consequence could be as much as death. If "lawbreaker" is the kindest term you can apply to such a person, then "banned" is the kindest term I can apply to you.

I missed the news story (and everything else that happened in the world over the last fortnight), and I choose not to comment on that, but under Taliban law, all the following are illegal in Afganistan:

Riding a bicycle
Wearing glasses
Men not wearing a mustache
Women being able to read
Married couples kissing in public
Failing to attend a mosque 5 times a day

Any of these crimes could potentially be punished by death.

We really need to get the Taliban out of power.

winter"one of my few opinions on international politics"mute

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