Tom Friedman has a great editorial about why we should stay in Afghanistan. I've always been for getting out. but he makes a good argument on changing their culture by building schools and educating young women and girls so that the traditional Islam might be eventually altered to give women equal rights. I seriously don't know, but read the editorial and see what you think... I looked for a link but couldn't find one... maybe there'll be one in a couple of days.
I'm not convinced it'll work or make a long lasting difference, but he makes an excellent argument. Worth the read. The key is long lasting.... young women are no match armed war lords. On the other hand, if they strike them down- they strike down their own... they kill their own ability to create families and more followers of Islam and also more fighters. I dunno but it makes a fascinating discussion topic.
. . . where there is no education. . . . Religious extremism flourishes in areas of isolation and conflict.
Taliban and its allies have bombed, burned or shut down more than 640 schools in Afghanistan and 350 schools in Pakistan, of which about 80 percent are schools for girls . . . south in Helmand Province, where the worst fighting is today, the deputy minister of education said that Taliban extremists have shut 75 of the 228 schools in the last year. This is the real war of ideas. The Taliban want public mosques, not public schools. The Muslim militants recruit among the illiterate and impoverished in society.
Terrorism is not a "culture." It's a tactic employed by extremists. Bombing, burning and shutting down schools is indefensible.
_________________________ I always deserve it. Really.
And yet, you have no problem telling everyone else how to manage their affairs. "I call upon this one. I call upon that one."
Manage their affairs? You mean by calling upon this one to stop murdering people or upon that one to stop torturing and raping people? I thought we were all agreed on those values... oh well. If certain people could manage their affairs without committing international crimes and atrocities in my opinion it would be a help, yes.
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