Demented: Afghanistan’s Parliament Rejects Ban On Pedophilia … Because It Would ‘Violate Islamic Principles’

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Thank goodness we’ve spent billions of dollars and sacrificed thousands of lives liberating the people of Afghanistan, otherwise they’d still be ruled by a barbaric, inhumane, 7th-century ideology …

By Cheryl K. Chumley, The Washington Times – “Afghanistan’s parliament has rejected a measure that would have barred men from marrying girls younger than 16, saying the proposal ran counter to Islamic ideology.

The measure also would have banned ‘baad, [the] traditional practice of buying or selling women to settle disputes,’ and outlawed criminal charges being imposed on rape victims, Breitbart reported. Rape victims in Afghanistan often are charged with fornication or adultery.

President Hamid Karzai reportedly supported the measures, but opponents said they ‘violate[d] Islamic principles,’ Breitbart reported.

The failure of parliament to act in accordance with Mr. Karzai highlights a deep rift among the nation’s politicians. And it comes at a time when elections are set for April 2014…

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