(15a) Immigrants: Afghans and Afghanistan
|Only a small sign indicates refugees from Afghanistan are inside the church where they found shelter.|
Nevertheless, I understand President Karzai as he may probably think too often a promise was broken and thus trust is gone while hoping that peace talks may smoothen the taliban. But, already conservatives are trying to increase their powers by limiting the rights of others, especially the rights of women: limiting the numbers of women on provincial councils and writing a criminal code to make it very hard to convict anyone for domestic violence (against women and even children) while there may be a return to the time when adulterers were publicly stoned. Human right groups are asking the President to demonstrate a basic commitment to human rights, and he stopped the law for now but it will be difficult because, what can one man do if even the strongest army in the world may retreat without having won the war? After April's election his successor may not be as strong as President Karzai and thus give in. Living in hell (Afghanistan) where the devils themselves (taliban) live means death for the good while joining the taliban may mean survival but causing death to others. Still, even then they may one day have to kill themselves in a suicide attack.