Monday, May 28

It's war on Afghanistan's most outspoken woman: Malalai Joya kicked out of parliament

Malalai Joya, the most outspoken of the 68 women currently elected in Afghanistan, has been suspended from parliament. A relentless critic of the warlords and assorted war criminals in the Karzai government, legislators kicked her out after viewing a television interview in which she likened the parliament to a “zoo”.

Ordinary Canadians can be forgiven if they have yet to hear of Malalai Joya. After all, the main things about Afghanistan in the media of late have been the Stanley Cup’s visit (accompanied by ex-NHL tough guys Bob Probert and Dave “Tiger” Williams), assorted celebrities entertaining the troops, and the fact that Tim Horton’s has opened up shop in Kandahar.


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