Another story out of Afghanistan reinforces the view that the Taliban and extremists are reasserting their authority –even in or near the capitol. Radio Zafar near Kabul was burned to the ground for being “un-Islamic” due to its programming and “morally corrupt” practices — which appears to include the hiring of women and playing of music.
There are increasing questions about our investment of lives and treasure in the fight in Afghanistan as religious extremists reassert their control over areas. Indeed, the U.S. government has been yielding to such elements to preserve peace. However, if we “win” the war by reinstating the same fanatics, it is hard to see the great moral or strategic victory. Recently, a journalist was sentenced to death for downloading material deemed “blasphemy” of the prophet — again it dealt with the treatment of women, here.
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