December 3, 2011

BARBARISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY: “Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday pardoned an Afghan woman serving a 12-year prison sentence for having sex out of wedlock after she was raped by a relative.” Well, maybe the pardon represents progress.

On the other hand, there’s this: “Karzai’s office said in a statement that the woman and her attacker have agreed to marry. That would reverse an earlier decision by the 19-year-old woman, who had previously refused a judge’s offer of freedom if she agreed to marry the rapist.”

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