Despite the denials of Afghan officials, women are bought and sold like animals. To those who say Islam is not responsible, I say Islam has had 1,400 years to stop this despicable practice. The fact is that Islam was created out of a society in which slavery, pedophilia, the suppression of women and murderous revenge were the norm and incorporated these attributes into the "religion". The murderous pedophile Mohamed is considered "the prefect man" and example for all Muslim men to follow.
TOLOnews.com, March 31, 2013
Trading of Women Rife in East Afghanistan, Report Claims
... women that have been sold three to five times and in some cases sold along with their daughters
By Shakila Abrahimkhil
The sale and exchange of women as goods is rampant in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province with as many as two women traded per day, according to the findings of a sociology researcher.
In a report obtained by TOLOnews, researcher Assadullah Ahmadi stated that he found some women had been traded up to five times in three Nangarhar districts – Rodat, Mohmand, and Shinwar – as part of the socially-accepted use of wives and daughters as possessions.
"It is [happening] in Mohmand and Rodad, and all of the Shinwar, and the spot of sale is the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan," Ahmadi said.
In his report, Ahmadi says that the eastern Afghan women were often sold across the border into Pakistan and usually for less than the cost of a mule.
"There are even women that have been sold three to five times and in some cases sold along with their daughters. When we went to them, we came to know their price is less than a mule," he said.
Afghanistan's Ministry of Hajj and Islamic Affairs on Saturday told TOLOnews that it is aware of women being sold in Afghanistan and especially in eastern Nangarhar province, stating that it is a cultural practice that even the clerics are not capable of preventing.
"There is no doubt that women are being sold, and for three reasons: past practices, poverty, and illiteracy. The women whose husbands doubt them, the women that are not liked by their husbands, and the women whose husbands are poor are sold. However they are not sold as servants but they do the Nikah," said Dai-ul-Haq Abed, deputy minister of Hajj and Religious Affairs.
The Nikah is the temporary or fixed-term marriage allowed in Islam under certain conditions.
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