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(CNN)   Afghan girls take brave first step into the 20th century by walking to school, will probably be rewarded for their courage by being stoned to death   (cnn.com) divider line 22
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2012-09-27 05:24:32 AM
4 votes:

alienated: I find your headline very bad and I hope that you feel very bad. And I also hope that the greener does as well.
Murder of females who try to learn is not funny, at all. assholes.
You are not helping.


Uh... where was anyone trying to be funny?
2012-09-27 08:46:04 AM
3 votes:

Joe Blowme: behold... the wonders of islam the Taliban


This is like you, but for religion:
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I saw no such atrocities while I was in Morocco, despite the country being largely Islamic.
Indeed, I saw both girls and boys at school, and getting out of school, and being picked up by their parents or walking home with their backpacks, looking for all the world like normal schoolkids. Because, you know... they were.
2012-09-27 07:46:01 AM
3 votes:
Yes, who in the 20th century should fear for their lives for simply attending school?

upload.wikimedia.org
Don't kid yourselves, we're not THAT much more modern...
2012-09-27 06:05:38 AM
3 votes:

Happy Hours: alienated: I find your headline very bad and I hope that you feel very bad. And I also hope that the greener does as well.
Murder of females who try to learn is not funny, at all. assholes.
You are not helping.

Sadly, subby is making a valid point. The Taliban is way too prominent in Afghanistan and yeah, they probably will stone females for daring to get an education.


I may send a few bucks to this cause. I feel the bombs would be much more useful if they were forced up the asses of the men that try to control and abuse the females, but that's just me.
Also, subby wasn't making a joke. This is a sad reality.
2012-09-27 08:59:13 AM
2 votes:

satorivt: Joe Blowme: behold... the wonders of islam

I hate having to defend Islam on fark. There are plenty of muslim countries where education is encouraged for both men and women. If you look at Iran, there are more women in college than men.

I'm also afghan and in my family we encourage guys and girls to go to school, even when we lived in Afghanistan. It's more of a cultural thing and the fact that the educated and elite of Afghanistan left a long time ago, and left people that have seen nothing but war and destructoin and the influence of extremists that took over since the Russian invasion.


Wow, did you just use Iran do defend islam? Just because they let women go to school? Champions of womens rights they are not. Saudis let women go to school too, then they lock them in to burn in a fire because they were not properly dressed to go outside... Islam is wonderful.
2012-09-27 08:35:35 AM
2 votes:

Joe Blowme: behold... the wonders of islam


I hate having to defend Islam on fark. There are plenty of muslim countries where education is encouraged for both men and women. If you look at Iran, there are more women in college than men.

I'm also afghan and in my family we encourage guys and girls to go to school, even when we lived in Afghanistan. It's more of a cultural thing and the fact that the educated and elite of Afghanistan left a long time ago, and left people that have seen nothing but war and destructoin and the influence of extremists that took over since the Russian invasion.
2012-09-27 08:14:17 AM
2 votes:
i am so farking thankful that i was born in the land of plenty. thank you fate for smiling upon me. may good fortune come to the people in the horrible third world shiat holes. they deserve the good things of life much more than i do.
2012-09-27 05:35:33 AM
2 votes:

alienated: I find your headline very bad and I hope that you feel very bad. And I also hope that the greener does as well.
Murder of females who try to learn is not funny, at all. assholes.
You are not helping.


Sadly, subby is making a valid point. The Taliban is way too prominent in Afghanistan and yeah, they probably will stone females for daring to get an education.
2012-09-27 05:25:08 AM
2 votes:

alienated: I find your headline very bad and I hope that you feel very bad. And I also hope that the greener does as well.
Murder of females who try to learn is not funny, at all. assholes.
You are not helping.


I guess I'm confused, but where is any humor being displayed in the headline? I'm certainly not seeing it. In fact Afghani girls have been the victims of acid attacks, had their schools burned down or bombed, have had food & water poisoned, etc., all in a concerted effort to deny them basic education.
2012-09-27 01:25:12 PM
1 votes:

nanim: And I agree with ciberido...
Morocco has a ratio of boys to girls in primary and secondary schools of (approx) 87 to 9.

Weird thing is, the Koran states clearly that women must be educated.
So its all just a control thing, with no real religion behind it.

/older data via Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Morocco#Status_of_women


???? have you even read it?
"Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and forsake them in beds apart, and beat them." Quran 4:34,
2012-09-27 09:45:46 AM
1 votes:

jigger: Back to the future.

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Almost all of the majority Muslim countries were making progress and attempting to join the modern era until the world powers started meddling because of the oil reserves the Mideast was cursed with. No one in the West wanted the oil wealth applied is such a way that these societies would grow into economic competitors......so much for the "invisible hand of the market" theories of dumbfark Randoids. The oil wealth needed to be controlled and diverted so as to direct as much of it back to multinational corporations with little benefit going to the majority of people in producing nations. One of the strategies employed was encouraging fundamentalist Islam. Yes, I know that Afghanistan has no oil, but it sits at a crossroads of East and West. The pictures you posted were of a socialist Afghanistan that was aligned with the Soviet Union. Look at the pictures of the Afghan soldiers from the 1960s, almost all of their equipment was provided by the Soviet Union, the WWII German bucket helmets were captured war material that the Soviets distributed to their allies. Western intelligence agencies did everything they could to encourage medieval Islam in Afghanistan because they saw it as poison for communism. Well it worked. It worked so good, that Afghanistan has been restored....restored to the year 1510...a place where blowing up little girls is considered no big deal. YAY CIA!  USA! USA! USA!
2012-09-27 08:52:05 AM
1 votes:
2012-09-27 08:40:13 AM
1 votes:
"While she was filming at one school, there was an attack at another school nearby that killed 100 children."

In-farking-conceivable that anyone would actually want to blow up scores of innocent little schoolgirls.
That's practically a caricature of evil -- the kind of thing you come up with if you're trying to think of the most absurdly evil thing that someone could possibly do to get an instant pass to the 9th level of Hell where they'll have hot pokers rammed up their arseholes for eternity. That this happens in real life just makes my head asplode.
W. T. F.
2012-09-27 08:28:30 AM
1 votes:
behold... the wonders of islam
2012-09-27 08:04:48 AM
1 votes:
Good for them. Let me know if there's any kind of social media thing I can tweet/facebook/friendster/myspace/verbed noun or a fast food chain I can/can not eat at to do my part for whatever this article is about.
2012-09-27 07:48:47 AM
1 votes:

EyeballKid: Yes, who in the 20th century should fear for their lives for simply attending school?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 333x220]
Don't kid yourselves, we're not THAT much more modern...


What was the death toll that day?
2012-09-27 07:47:15 AM
1 votes:

Happy Hours: doglover: alienated: Murder of females who try to learn is not funny, at all. assholes.

But the murder of men is HILARIOUS, amirite?

Go be sexist somewhere else.

Who the fark is murdering males because they want to get educated?

I'm not in favor of giving special treatment to anyone, but this is about not murdering people because they are female and want an education.

WTF? Killing women who go to school is a special treatment I would think most of us who speak English would be against.


I would think the utter lack of humor in the headline is also something any English speaker'd pick up on. Even ESL students.
2012-09-27 07:28:54 AM
1 votes:
Or they could be kidnapped to become child brides of one of the village locals.

/farkin' pedos
2012-09-27 07:26:16 AM
1 votes:

alienated: Murder of females who try to learn is not funny, at all. assholes.


But the murder of men is HILARIOUS, amirite?

Go be sexist somewhere else.
2012-09-27 07:16:58 AM
1 votes:

alienated: I find your headline very bad and I hope that you feel very bad. And I also hope that the greener does as well.
Murder of females who try to learn is not funny, at all. assholes.
You are not helping.


I suspect English is not your first language. Otherwise, you would understand there is no humor in that headline.

/BTW - what's a "greener"?
2012-09-27 06:35:13 AM
1 votes:

Happy Hours: The Taliban is way too prominent in Afghanistan


Only in certain parts. Even when they nominally ruled the country they never controlled more than perhaps a quarter of it.
2012-09-27 05:16:41 AM
1 votes:
I find your headline very bad and I hope that you feel very bad. And I also hope that the greener does as well.
Murder of females who try to learn is not funny, at all. assholes.
You are not helping.
 
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