Religion, all religion oppresses using ignorance and superstition to perpetuate cruelty upon cruelty.
Islamic extremists like those asserting Sharia Law and the Taliban are some of the worst of the worst.
I am going to quote from the following post on another blog: http://momento24.com/en/2010/07/31/image-of-an-afghan-woman-shattered-the-world/
Trigger Warning!!! Do not click on this link if you are easily disturbed by photographs of Atrocities
Text from site:
The Time published in its cover a surprising and disturbing picture, a portrait of Aisha, a young Afghan woman of 18 years old, who was convicted by a Taliban commander to cut off her nose and ears for not following the rules of her community.
Aisha posed for the photo because she wants “the world to see the effect of the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan’s women, many of which resurfaced in recent years.”
The photograph is accompanied by a solid story by Baker Aryn about how “Afghan women have embraced the freedoms that have come from the defeat of the Taliban and how they fear a resurgence of them.”
The journalist from The Time said he “thought a lot about whether to put this picture on the cover of The Time. First, he wanted to make sure the safety of Aisha and to ensure that she understands why she would be at the cover. She knows that she may become a symbol of Afghan women who had had to pay for the Taliban’s repressive ideology.” It was also confirmed that she is being kept in a secret and protected place by armed guards and sponsored by the NGO Women for Women of Afghanistan. “
By The Way… It was St. Ronnie Reagan who armed the Taliban and helped them come to power. Including initially supplying them with the Stinger missiles that are now shooting down our helicopters and killing our military personnel.
No gods, No masters