Afghan regime’s return to public stoning and flogging is because there is ‘no one to hold them accountable’ for abuses, say activists

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  • Optional
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    533 months ago

    I’m starting to think these Taliban fellas are bad news.

  • @Ultraviolet
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    373 months ago

    “You may call it a violation of women’s rights when we publicly stone or flog them for committing adultery because they conflict with your democratic principles,” he said, adding: “[But] I represent Allah, and you represent Satan.”

    Satan has a far better human rights record, so yeah, I’m with him on this one.

    • @[email protected]
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      43 months ago

      I disagree. Religion is the medium. The true disease is narcissism and psychopathy on one end, and apathy on the other. Individuals with considerable traits of either/both use religion to gain power and manipulate others to further their Machiavellian goals, just like they use any system that concentrates power and control. Others either tolerate, embrace, or even encourage it.

      • BarqsHasBite
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        33 months ago

        I disagree. Religion tells people how to act. We can see this through thousands of years.

        • @[email protected]
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          33 months ago

          I think you might be missing the point. Religion isn’t an autonomous being that created itself. Religion, and the guidance it provides, was made by narcissistic and psychopathic people to manipulate others. Again, it’s the medium used for control, but not the controlling entity.

          • BarqsHasBite
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            13 months ago

            What you’re talking about (the narcissists that can manipulate it) is the vast minority. For the vast majority, they take its dictations and let it control their life. Whatever it says goes. Religion didn’t create itself, but it is now its own being which dictates to people. Most people don’t have the capacity to question it.

  • @_sideffect
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    73 months ago

    Imagine making anyone dress like a fucking ghost