by Moody Adams
“Afgan President Hamid Karzai has signed a law the UN says legalises rape in marriage and prevents women from leaving the house without permission,” says Ben Farmer, of the

“While the Afghan constitution guarantees equal rights for women, it also allows the Shia community, thought to represent 10 per cent of the population, the right to settle family law cases according to Shia law.

Their laws are based on the Koran, which says:
Men are superior to women, Koran 4:34: “Men are superior to women on account of the qualities with which God hath gifted the one above the other”

The Koran teaches the right of a man to rape his wife is equal to his right to plow his field: Koran 2:223: “Your wives are your field: go in, therefore, to your field as ye will.”

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