A critical statement made by our President, Barack Obama, is worth conversation today. Afghanistan under Karzai has recently made shifts toward more sharia law, and the implications for women are nothing short of enormous. I’m glad Obama speaks out here but this conflict of local culture (Islam, Afghanistan) and the gravity of human rights (freedom) will take time. I’m wondering what you think of this development? What can we do? How can we do something?
Obama: “We think that it is very important for us to be sensitive to local
culture, but we also think that there are certain basic principles that
all nations should uphold, and respect for women and respect for their
freedom and integrity is an important principle.”
Article at CNN.com.