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tocqueville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:52 AM
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Iraqi constitution draft severely curtails women's rights
Iraqi constitution draft severely curtails women's rights
Wed Jul 20, 4:02 AM ET

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A draft of Iraq's new constitution would greatly curtail women's rights, imposing the Sharia or Koranic law in personal matters like marriage, divorce and inheritance, as well as their representation in parliament, The New York Times said.

A draft of a chapter of the new constitution, obtained by the daily, would guarantee legal rights for women, as long as they do not "violate Sharia," meaning that Shiite women could not marry without their family's permission and that husbands could divorce them simply by saying so out loud three times.


http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20050720/w...
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:57 AM
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1. Well, I'll give them one thing...
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 06:57 AM by Gman
saying it out loud three times is probably a lot cheaper! :evilfrown:

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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:03 AM
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2. Pathetic. But it's too bad our laws don't allow us to say three times
with similar effect, "I impeach you!"
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:04 AM
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3. And does this surprise anyone? (NT)
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:07 AM
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4. Hmm, I wonder who told them to do that?
That's just how Bush and his Fundie-Nazis want it here.

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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:08 AM
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5. "it was not as severe as it could have been" ?!?!
At least they don't stone adulterers or
cut off the hands of theives... yet.
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johannes1984 Donating Member (210 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:51 AM
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6. crap
another few million lives down the shitter due to our grand leadership .
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