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And now they face worse. Now those poor girls will be tried and convicted before Islamic courts. We all know what sex outside of marriage gets you.
If you read that article in full and still think the rule of the secular warlords was "better" for women, Scott, maybe you should read it again. "Lesser of two evils" comes to mind.
If I remember correctly, that's pretty much exactly how the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan. They ended the chaos of the fighting between warlords and their militias and made the country 'safe for women'.Maybe a conservative islamic police state is better than the chaos of warlords, but I think the idea that Somalia has been 'saved' by anybody is quite a stretch.
"lesser of the two evils" sums it up. Would you rather live in fear of constant violent chaos where you or your daughter can be taken at night, raped, and maybe killed, or in fear of strict Islamic laws, enforced on those unlucky enough to get caught (listening to music, wearing makeup, watching soccer, or flirting with the opposite sex)? If you obey the crazy laws, you'll at least be relatively safe in a strict islamic society. Safe enough to choke on it and want to be free, then ending up stoned or flogged to death. blech.
And they don't have to fret about having their men watching sports all day, either! It's a new world, full of unicorns and kite flying.http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/06/19/news/somalia.php
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