The politicians said it was against Islamic Law.
The Afghanistan Parliament recently blocked a bill that would ban the selling of women.
Afghanistan’s parliament has blocked a law banning violence against women in what is being seen as a serious blow to the progress of women’s rights.
President Hamid Karzai approved the legislation by decree in 2009 but the country’s politicians were required to endorse it.
However, a rift between conservative and more secular members of the assembly meant the debate was deferred to a later date.
Some religious politicians argued parts of the law violate Islamic principles or encourage women to have sex outside of marriage.
They objected to at least eight articles in the legislation, including keeping the legal age for women to marry at 16, the existence of shelters for domestic abuse victims and the halving of the number of wives permitted to two…
…“Whatever is against Islamic law, we don’t even need to speak about it,”Â Mr Shaheedzada said.
“It is wrong that a woman and man cannot marry off their child until she is 16,” said Obaidullah Barekzai, a member from southeast Uruzgan province, where female literacy rates are among the lowest in the country.
An Afghan man must be at least 18 years old to marry.
Among the law’s provisions are criminalising child marriage and banning “baad,” the traditional practice of selling and buying women to settle disputes.
And an update on this:
A Muslim terrorist in Afghanistan hid a bomb in his anus. He blew himself up in a suicide attack this weekend while targeting the head of the Afghanistan National Directorate of Security.
Flashback:Â London-Based Shiite Cleric Abdallah Al-Khilaf:Â Wahhabi Fatwa Permits SodomyÂ to Widen the Anus as a Means to Jihad
MEMRIÂ has the transcript:
Abdallah Al-Khilaf:Â First, we’d like to show you a fatwa, which appeared on the Lions of Sunna Internet forum. One Wahhabi wrote: “Dear Sheik, may Allah grant you martyrdom and black-eyed virgins in Paradise, I wanted to commit a martyrdom operation. I turned to Sheik Abu Dimaa Al-Qassab, who told me that they had invented a new and unprecedented form of martyrdom operations – explosive capsules are inserted into your anus.
“In order to train for this method of Jihad, you must consent to being sodomized for a period of time, so that your anus becomes wider, making room for the explosives.
“My question is whether I am permitted to allow one of the mujahideen access to my anus, if my intentions are honorable, and the purpose is to train for Jihad by widening my anus.”
The sheik praised AllahÂ and said: “In principle, sodomy is forbidden. However, Jihad is more important. It is the pinnacle of Islam.Â If sodomy is the only way to reach this pinnacle of Islam, then there is no harm in it.
“The rule is that necessity makes the forbidden permissible. Something that is required in order to perform a duty becomes a duty in and of itself. No duty takes precedence over Jihad.
“Therefore, you must be sodomized… After you have been sodomized, you must ask Allah for forgiveness.
“Know, my son, that Allah resurrects the mujahideen on Judgment Day on the basis of their intentions.Â Allah willing, your intention is to support Islam.Â May Allah include you among those who heed His call.”
This is the fatwa that led a man a while ago to carry out a bombing attack against then Interior Minister Naif bin Abd Al-Aziz [sic].