As the United States continues to draw down troops in Afghanistan, extremism inside the country continues to creep back in. What's the issue this time? Bringing back public stoning, which is used most of the time against women.
Afghanistan's decision to consider reintroducing public stoning as a punishment has drawn a sharp rebuke from Human Rights Watch, who says it harks to the time of Taliban rule.
"It is absolutely shocking that 12 years after the fall of the Taliban government, the [Hamid] Karzai administration might bring back stoning as a punishment," said Brad Adams, the Asia director at Human Rights Watch, according to The Guardian.
"President Karzai needs to demonstrate at least a basic commitment to human rights and reject this proposal out of hand."
The punishment appears in a draft revision of Afghanistan’s penal code, which is being managed by the country’s Ministry of Justice.
The draft says those who are unmarried and commit acts of adultery should be subjected to 100 lashes, and if they are married, they should be stoned in public, The Telegraph reports.
"Men and women who commit adultery shall be punished based on the circumstances to one of the following punishments: lashing, stoning [to death]," a portion of the text read, according to The Guardian.
It isn't surprising Karzai would consider something like this, after all, he is a scum bag who said once if Pakistan went to war with the United States, he would side with Pakistan. The reality for Karzai is that once the U.S. completely turns over security to Afghan forces, he's a dead man unless he agrees to re-implement extremist policies like public stoning.
Last week on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, President George W. Bush and his wife Laura warned about the devastating impact U.S. forces drawing down too quickly will have on Afghani women.
"I know if we leave too early, women and young girls will suffer a lot."
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