Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Legacy; 8 Years of Corpo-fascist in support of Islama-fascism

Is the U.S. media going to report this? Is our president going to condemn this?
I'm sending it to all my representatives for comment.

UN and women MPs say Karzai bowed to Islamic fundamentalists before poll

By Jerome Starkey in Kabul
Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Afghanistan's President, Hamid Karzai, has signed a law which "legalises" rape, women's groups and the United Nations warn. Critics claim the president helped rush the bill through parliament in a bid to appease Islamic fundamentalists ahead of elections in August.

In a massive blow for women's rights, the new Shia Family Law negates the need for sexual consent between married couples, tacitly approves child marriage and restricts a woman's right to leave the home, according to UN papers seen by The Independent.

And from the "liberated" country of Iraq.

Iraqi Gays Sentenced to Death for Their Sexuality Face Execution

Executions thought to start this week

LONDON, March 30, 2009 – More than 100 prisoners in Iraq are facing execution – and many of them are believed to have been convicted of the 'crime' of being gay, the UK-based Iraqi-LGBT group reported today.

According to Ali Hili of Iraqi-LGBT, the Iraqi authorities plan to start executing them in batches of 20 starting this week.

The London-based group, which believes that a total of 128 executions are imminent, is calling on the UK Government, international human rights groups and the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva to intervene "with due speed" to prevent "this tragic miscarriage of justice" from going ahead.

"We have information and reports on members of our community whom been arrested and waiting for execution for the crimes of homosexuality," Mr Hili told UK Gay News.

"Iraqi-LGBT has been banned from running activities on Iraqi soil," he revealed.

"Raids by the Iraqi police and Ministry of Interior forces cost our group [to the extent of] diapering and killing of 17 members working for Iraqi-LGBT since 2005.

"The death penalty has been increasing at an alarming rate in Iraq since the new Iraqi regime reintroduced it in August 2004.

"In 2008, at least 285 people were sentenced to death, and at least 34 executed. In 2007 at least 199 people were sentenced to death and 33 were executed, while in 2006 at least 65 people were put to death.

"The actual figures," Mr. Hili suggested, "could be much higher as there are no official statistics for the number of prisoners facing execution."

Thanks Stimpy, for the tip on this stuff. . .


rainywalker said...

To answer your question, no! They will report on nothing that shakes the boat or puts them in danger. You get better news out of the cartoon section of the newspaper.

crystal dawn said...

The very fact that the Republicans are able to have their voices LOUDLY heard on teevee over the economy - despite the fact that they lost BECAUSE OF the economy - is in of itself proof that the media does not operate in our interest.

Stimpson said...

Hi, SH.

Here's a sidenote to the Afghanistan story. Today I found myself wondering what Laura Bush had to say about this. After all, she made so much of the plight of Afghan women and how the U.S. and its allies were liberating them from the Taliban. She professed to care so greatly about the women of that poor, benighted country.

So I did a Google News search of "laura bush" and Afghanistan, and I found ....
(*drum roll*)
... nothing. Not one word from Laura, or Dubya for that matter.

It did please me to find someone at Truthdig was thinking the same way as I, though.

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Stimpy, I hear what you're saying. The MoronMonkey and his SheChimp are as phoney as a wooden nickel.
I don't look for any comments to come from either one of them. Their handlers have left them alone in theior suburban mansion (so much for the studio ranch) and they are not being given any directions except for "shut the fuck up, we've got a new set of talking chimps to put forth." Neither MonkeyBoy or SheChimp is capable of independent thought, so don't even bother looking.