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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Afghanistan, as fundamentalist now as with the Taliban


It is surely not the only case but it is most outraging: Sayed Parwez Kambakhsh allegely downloaded an article in support of women's rights from the Internet and distributed it. In the morning of October 27th 2007 he was arrested. Then he was tortured and sentenced to death on the grounds of "blasphemy" (what the heck?). After some local and international outrage, and numerous protests in Afghanistan itself, the sentence was commuted to 20 years of prision and ratified by the Afghan supreme court.



Sayed Parwez Kambakhsh in prision

In Rebelión, his brother dennounces the hypocritical Western support for a regime that is full of religious fanatics, corrupt, obscurantist and totalitarian. He dennounces that the "talibanists" (as to make a difference with the armed opposition talibans) control the government in Kabul and the provinces and that all the Western intervention has done virtually nothing in favor of the human rights of the Afghan people.

I wonder if that is the reason why the USA and its NATO vassals are losing the war after all: their inability to deliver consistently with their discourse.
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5 comments:

terryt said...

"the hypocritical Western support for a regime that is full of religious fanatics, corrupt, obscurantist and totalitarian".

So is Israel, and the US and Nato blindly support it too. Presumably they all have something in common.

Anonymous said...

"Realpolitik", they call it.

Beware Maju, they might call you Islamophobe. The Taliban wave is now moving to Pakistan though.

All we have to keep in mind is that the national and socialist movements failed in the Middle East, North Africa. No big surprise if another movement (the only one left: Islamism that is) is taking over.

Will it prevail or not, that's what we don't know. If it does, forget democracy and socialism in that part of the world. Welcome to the Middle Ages Kingdom. Have fun with religious lunacy.

Rosendo

Anonymous said...

I wanted to say "nationalist" instead of "national", sorry.

Rosendo

Maju said...

Beware Maju, they might call you Islamophobe.

Yah, and "antisemitic" too surely. Do i care?

I am certainly opposed to all dogmatic religions and Islam, as the Yahvistic sect it is, not different from Rabbinic Judaism or Christianity, deserves all my contempt.

But I do not care if you are privately Muslim or Voodooist, what I care is when such dogmatic ideas surface in the social and political context, where only rationality, freedom, egality and respect may produce anything sustainable.

It is my hope that all these dogmatic patriarchal superstitions end soon, and I am ready to support the Maoists if needed for that. But if they don't, I just hope that at least they don't bother the common of halthy agnostic and/or secular mortals.

All we have to keep in mind is that the national and socialist movements failed in the Middle East, North Africa.

And in case they might not fail after all, Iraq was invaded and Syria ostracized.

Will it prevail or not, that's what we don't know.

We know: this kind of reactionary doctrine is only there because it fits the purposes of Zionism and Western Imperialism. It helps to keep the so-called Muslim World underdeveloped and divided, trapped in a totally obsolete ideology that can only produce obscurantism and despair. Additionally Islamism is also most convenient as straw man against which direct the power of an empire tha otherwise seems to have no foes anymore.

If it does, forget democracy and socialism in that part of the world. Welcome to the Middle Ages Kingdom. Have fun with religious lunacy.

That's a desperate approach that holds no faith in Humankind. I know first hand that the peoples of the so-called Muslim World are perfectly capable of becoming atheists oevrnight provided that the mullahs are sufficiently persecuted (i.e. an atheistic regime like the one Albania enjoyed for so many decades). The problem is that each secularist regime like the one in Iraq or the Soviet-supported in Afghanistan, is dismantled systematically by the Western Zionist Empire, while instead mantaining all those religious freaks like Mubarak, Mohammed II or Abdullah.

It is the West who is largely supporting such fanatic regimes. Why? Because it is most convenienent for their imperialist purposes: illustrated Arabs or Afghans could be a problem, fanatic Bin Ladens are the ideal fake foe to bomb at will and to show as a scarecrow in western and eastern media alike.

terryt said...

"It is my hope that all these dogmatic patriarchal superstitions end soon".

Agree totally.

"Additionally Islamism is also most convenient as straw man against which direct the power of an empire tha otherwise seems to have no foes anymore".

Again I couldn't agree more. I saw the new enemy being prepared as the Soviet Union began to collapse, but what can we do about it?