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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      Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

      John 14:6

      Has anyone in history ever said anything this closed-minded and intolerant? If this sentence were true that means that there is one truth. Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism,… All of them are at best truth-like. There is only one answer to question of what to believe, this is one authority, and there is one way to live. As intolerant as Islam is at least it acknowledges that the people of the book have a valid way of being. Christianity doesn’t even approach this. And historically we know exactly what this doctrine produced. The Hindus are still here, despite a thousand plus years of Muslim domination, what happened to the pagans of Europe? Ok so you know which is worse. It took them under a century to get rid of them.