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Don't let women suffer; You Say

ALL politicians pander to their constituents at election time, but President Karzai's pandering to the Shia clerics takes electioneering to a new low.

Yet selling women out should come as little surprise given this was the man who said: "Remember, the last king of Afghanistan who tried to give rights to women ended up dead."

The Taliban would be proud of Karzai who passed a law that in effect legalises marital rape.

As we approach the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Wilberforce, it's important to remember that Africa was a continent where to be born male was to be dealt a hor-rendousldifficult card. Two hundred years since the abolition of the slave trade, Afghanistan cannot remain a country where to be born female is to be dealt an insufferably difficult card.

Lee P. Ruddin, Moreton
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 25, 2009
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