As the U.S. escalates its campaign in Afghanistan, President Obama has made it clear that he considers the rights of Afghan women to be secondary to perceived U.S. interests. These would be the same women that the U.S. used as part of their justification for declaring war on Afghanistan in the first place and who are now supposedly liberated. In reality however, the reign of misogynist terror against Afghan women continues and in many respects has gotten worse. The following 2-part interview with Malalai Joya, a member of the Afghan Parliament now living in hiding because of threats on her life, exposes the true damage done by the continuing U.S. presence in Afghanistan.
Many thanks to Sonali Kolhatkar of the Afghan Women’s Mission for making us aware of this interview.