Thursday, July 21, 2005
I haven't seen this reported anywhere else. Apparently if the Sunnis have their way the "freedom and equality" the Bush Administration has been touting will be non-existent for women.
...Most chilling of all are the prospects for Iraqi women. As things now stand, their rights are about to be set back by nearly 50 years because of new family law provisions inserted into a draft of the constitution at the behest of the ruling Shiite religious parties. These would make Koranic law, called Shariah, the supreme authority on marriage, divorce and inheritance issues. Even secular women from Shiite families would be stripped of their right to choose their own husbands, inherit property on the same basis as men and seek court protection if their husbands tire of them and decide to declare them divorced...
I don't think our soldiers are giving their lives for this kind of "freedom."
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