Here is Bamyan, Hazaristan. The Hazara still face systematic crimes such as discrimination by the Pashtunist government and genocide by terrorist groups including Pashtun Taliban, Kuchi and Daesh. In March 2001, Pashtun Taliban destroyed the ancient Buddha sculptures of Bamyan which were principal symbols of Hazara history and culture, and one of the most popular masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity. However, the Hazara try their best to preserve their colorful (...)
Hamid Gilani, vice-president of Afghan senate, kisses the hand of Laura Bush
Kissing a woman’s hand is a crime in Islamic Law
Wednesday 30 January 2008, by
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Here is a photo of Hamid Gilani, vice-president of the upper house in Afghanistan’s Parliment. This was the group that wrote a letter supporting the death sentence of Afghan student and journalist, Parwiz Kambakhsh, for possessing documents discussing women’s role in the Koran.
Kissing the hand of a woman is also a crime in Islamic law.
These photos beg the questions: Shouldn’t Hamid Gilani be arrested and tried? Was it hypocrisy when the upper house supported the execution of a young student doing journalistic research?
Photo: Washington post
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