The Taliban’s announcement that it is resuming publicly stoning women to death has been enabled by the international community’s silence, human rights groups have said.

Safia Arefi, a lawyer and head of the Afghan human rights organisation Women’s Window of Hope, said the announcement had condemned Afghan women to return to the darkest days of Taliban rule in the 1990s.

“With this announcement by the Taliban leader, a new chapter of private punishments has begun and Afghan women are experiencing the depths of loneliness,” Arefi said.

“Now, no one is standing beside them to save them from Taliban punishments. The international community has chosen to remain silent in the face of these violations of women’s rights.”

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    • @Aurenkin@sh.itjust.works
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      764 months ago

      In the ordinary moral universe, the good will do the best they can, the worst will do the worst they can, but if you want to make good people do wicked things, you’ll need religion

      • Christopher Hitchens
      • Admiral Patrick
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        274 months ago

        Also, if we want to talk numbers, I’d guess religion has killed more people than drugs.

          • @TexMexBazooka@lemm.ee
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            4 months ago

            You can’t really be religious, especially a follower of Abrahamic faiths without

            A: accepting what the texts actually say, which involves implicit acceptance of abhorrent views

            Or

            B: cherry picking and denying the abhorrent parts, which means you aren’t actually following the religion at all

            If you go with B, you’re not really religious, you’re spiritual and searching for purpose and grabbing the easiest answer available.

            Religion is poison

      • @angrystego@lemmy.world
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        94 months ago

        Religion is not always bad, just like people are not always bad generally. I’d agree that fanatism is always bad though.

        • @fastandcurious@lemmy.world
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          74 months ago

          Second this, no matter what you believe, the problem is that here you are forcing it on others by making it a literal state law, and I can guarantee that the taliban will use this to their advantage, not for ‘justice’