Law legalizing rape in marriage prompts outcry
Canada expresses outrage, Western diplomats hold emergency
meeting in Kabul, but Karzai's move foreshadows painful tradeoffs
— It used to be a mission to give a future to little girls. Now the
government is scrambling to explain why Canadian troops are fighting for an
Afghanistan that legalizes rape within marriage.
The new Afghan law,
apparently approved by President Hamid Karzai, led Western diplomats in
Kabul to call an emergency meeting and hammer out a concerted response,
pressuring the Karzai administration to back down.
Canadian officials insisted that Mr. Karzai still has some "wiggle room"
before the law is implemented, and waited impatiently for the President's
first public comments on the law.
The Conservative government expressed outrage, and opposition politicians
said Canadian soldiers did not fight and die for an Afghanistan that would
pass such a law.
But the thorny question of whether Canada might withdraw support - cut some
of its aid, for instance - left cabinet ministers at a loss.
"We haven't had a chance yet to talk with the other ministers, so we haven't
made any decisions or had any discussions on next steps," International
Co-operation Minister Bev Oda said. "It's very problematic. It's a great concern
and it is going to be a difficulty for Canada."
As the United States, Canada and allies moved to lower expectations about
whether they will leave Afghanistan a democracy that respects human rights - and
as they increasingly back reconciliation with elements of the Taliban insurgency
- the outcry over the new law may foreshadow painful tradeoffs to come.
For the Conservative government, which has emphasized advances for women and
the ability of girls to go to school in Afghanistan, the law presents an
immediate political quandary. Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff said the
government must make it clear to Mr. Karzai that the law is unacceptable, while
the NDP said Afghanistan should not expect Canadian troops and aid if it passes
"How can the government say our soldiers have died to protect the rights of
women when Hamid Karzai passes this law?" NDP Leader Jack Layton asked in the
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, in an interview with the CBC from the G20
summit in London, called the move "antithetical" to Canada's mission in
"The concept that women are full human beings with human rights is very, very
central to the reason the international community is engaged in this country..."
he said. "It's a significant change we want to see from the bad, old days of the
Canadian government officials said yesterday they still aren't certain if the
law had been fully passed or signed by Mr. Karzai. But Alexandra Gilbert, a
women's-rights project co-ordinator for the Canadian agency Rights and
Democracy, said from Kabul she understands through women MPs that the law has
been passed and signed.
It is a new family-law code for Afghanistan's Shia minority, and while it
does not apply to all, women's groups in Afghanistan fear the precedent, Ms.
"Women don't have access to public life. To education, to health care, they
can't leave the house without the approval of their husband ... and [wives]
cannot refuse sexual relations," she said.
Many believe Mr. Karzai is backing the law to build support for the
presidential election he faces in August. University of Toronto foreign-policy
expert Janice Stein said she's hoping it will win votes from Shiites and also
resonates with Pashtun Afghan elders in the south.
She and other analysts believe that Western allies are still caught between
competing visions of the Afghan mission, even though U.S. President Barack Obama
has moved the goals from democratic nation-building to preventing the
re-establishment of a staging ground for terrorists.
University of Ottawa professor Roland Paris said the new law is so egregious
that Western nations had an easy choice to oppose it, but as they scale back
emphasis on democracy and support reconciliation with Taliban elements, other
hard choices will come.
Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre
Canada has a "War" at
home, against men, that defies all principles and notions of equity and justice.
Its now politically correct as was burning witches at the stake with "show
trials" several hundreds years ago.
Now, men get thrown in jail, indefinitely, repeatedly WITH OUT A TRIAL.
Latest Ottawa Court News
"FEBRUARY TRIAL SITTINGS"
There were 67 cases on the list. Seven cases were adjourned, three cases
proceeded as uncontested trials, three cases proceeded by way of motion for
SUMMARY JUDGMENT, one case was withdrawn and four cases proceeded to trial.
That is, 60 out of 67 parties did not get a trial or Chose NOT to have a trial,
and the reason, the Judges War on Men is so well defined that the men chose NOT
to take their chances with Ottawa's well known CORRUPT Family Court Judges.
Notice that only 4 made it to trial and 3 were "solved" with "SUMMARY JUDGMENT",
that is when
a Corrupt Judge agrees by private arrangement to hold a hearing that says "There
is NO GENUINE ISSUE FOR TRIAL" but that decision is made with out a trial,
issues of credibility can not be determined,
generally its ONE WOMAN'S "She Said" that makes sure "he said" is never heard.
It generally results in a Father never seeing his kids again and also results in
his indefinite repeated incarceration IF he remains in Ontario, that is these
orders are Virtual Deportation Orders that hark back to the days of British
desire to rid the streets of the poor by transportation to the colonies.
These orders for Summary Judgment are supposed to be used rarely but, the
government simply fails to appoint sufficient judges who simply "get rid of
cases" by intimidation or the politically correct incredibly unjust method of
Permanently Depriving a parent of the right of having ANY access to the courts
for any reason especially regarding the right of their child to have a
relationship with their father.
Canadian girls need
daddies, and thanks to our very Corrupt Family Court Judiciary who have a
pathological hatred towards men, hundreds of thousands of little Canadian Girls
never get to have a relationship with their father.
Ottawa is quite prepared to spend billions protecting women's rights in
Afghanistan to satisfy Canadian Feminists while also pandering to Canadian
Feminists who think that women have a natural right to being a single mother
that also entitles them to decided to terminate their little girls' relationship
with her father.
Many of these little girls grow up knowing two crazy mother's who both have a
pathological hatred of men due to their own childhood sexual abuse and or mental
health and or severe personality disorders.
Canada needs to invest in "Judicial Screening"
At present we have judges like the dishonourable Denis Power who suffers from
'Court Rage' and the dishonourable corrupt Allan Sheffield who both are willing
to do the dirty enforcer work of the judiciary that the judicial alternative to
the hit men of a criminal organization who wipe out those who give them
See the research by Peter Roscoe at the Ottawa Mens Centre
Ottawa Mens Centre.com, from Ottawa Home of the Corrupt Judge Allan
Sheffield, Canada wrote: Canada needs to invest in a real Judicial
Authority that has REAL power to investigate REAL COMPLAINTS. Right now, the
judicial council cannot investigate virtually any complaint against a judge.
This results in habitual ongoing flagrant abuses of judicial power for personal
and political reasons that have nothing to do with equity and justice.
There are several infamous judges of the Ontario Superior Court known for
outragious abuses of power that destroy lives and prevent specifically fathers
from even asking for a court order for access to be enforced or going to court
to ask for a variation of child support ordered for no other reason than
Mr. Harper needs to order an investigation into the chronic and flagrant abuses
by the very well known Corrupt Ontario Judges.
Afghan Women and Girls
deserve better. The Taliban would probably not be able to comprehend that the
Canadian troops that they are so intent on killing have legal rights at home
akin to to Afgan females.
Spare a thought for our Canadian Soldiers who get served with a Notice of Motion
for a change in custody days before or during deployment.