Re: People of Afghanistan

From: Greg Burch (
Date: Sun Sep 16 2001 - 10:35:24 MDT

From: "Barbara Lamar" <>
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2001 5:50 PM
> Here
> is a documentary put together by a woman who went through Afghanistan
> as an ordinary woman, with a camera hidden under her burqa. She met with
> representative of the Association of Revolutionary Women of Afghanistan
> use hidden cameras to take photos of atrocities such as mass executions
> teach classes for women in secret, because by law, women are not allowed
> education beyond the age of 12.
> My thoughts and hopes are with these courageous women who maintain their
> human dignity even in the midst of horribly unjust "law," and famine
> resulting from drought and years of war. Killing people like these women
> their children and the men who continue to resist the Taliban, rather than
> seeking out and selectively killing members of the Taliban would be as
> abominable as the recent terrorist attacks.

No kidding. One of the smartest things we as a civilization can do is
appeal to women in Afghanistan in particular and the Islamic world
generally. They are the biggest losers in the spread of Islamic
fundamentalism. In terms of agitprop, I'd like to see some powerful,
straightforward human rights material aimed at women printed up in Arabic
and dropped onto Taliban-controlled areas by the ton.

Greg Burch
Vice-President, Extropy Institute

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