Afghanistan has quietly passed a law permitting Shia men to deny their wives food and sustenance if they refuse to obey their husbands' sexual demands
The law also gives the guardianship of children to fathers and grandfathers, and forces women to get permission from their husbands if they want to work.
The next time some Muslim or useful idiot attacks critics of Islam, and starts screaming about "Islamophobia," keep this type of law in mind. It's supported by far more than just a tiny minority.
The law has been backed by the hardline Shia cleric Ayatollah Mohseni, who is thought to have influence over the voting intentions of some of the country's Shias, which make up around 20% of the population. Karzai has assiduously courted such minority leadersWhen people in the west see Islam as a threat to our societies and freedoms, it isn't a phobia -- it's concern based on the reality of how Islam is practiced in many places, especially when it is backed by governmental authority.