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Back in the latter half of the 20th Century, women in Afghanistan didn’t look much different than women in the West. When the Taliban took over in the 1990′s, women lost all of their freedoms and rights. Things improved after the Taliban were deposed by Coalition forces in 2002, but after the U.S, pulls out, it likely will be a lot worse for women again.
UK Daily Mail Women in Afghanistan were brutally repressed under Taliban rule from 1996 to 2001 – but a series of fascinating old photographs show how women there used to live freely.
The Taliban were condemned around the world for their treatment of women.
Under their rule they were forbidden to be educated, publicly beaten for showing disobedience and forced to wear burqas – a garment that covers the whole body, apart from the eyes.
Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, who was born in Kabul in Afghanistan, and went on to become an engineering professor at San Jose State University, wrote a photo-essay book called Once Upon A Time in Afghanistan that documented how life before the Taliban used to be very different for women.
THEN using public transportation
NOW using women’s limo
His photographs from the 1950s, 60s and 70s show how they used to be afforded university-level education, browse record shops in short skirts and study science.
Indeed a State Department report from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor from 2001 explains how women were given the vote in the 1920s, were granted equality in the Afghan constitution in the 1960s and by the early 1990s formed 70 per cent of school teachers, 50 per cent of government workers and in Kabul, 40 per cent of doctors.
THEN at the cinema
NOW at the stoning
Mr Qayoumi said: ‘Remembering Afghanistan’s hopeful past only makes its present misery seem more tragic. But it is important to know that disorder, terrorism, and violence against schools that educate girls are not inevitable. I want to show Afghanistan’s youth of today how their parents and grandparents really lived.’
Afghanistan’s president Hamid Karzai recently endorsed a code of conduct that would prohibit many of the scenes shown in these photographs.
THEN women and children at the local playground
NOW women and children sleeping in the street
It states that women are not allowed to travel without a male guardian and must not mingle with strange men in public places such as schools, markets and offices.
Wife-beating is only prohibited if there is no ‘Shariah-compliant reason’, it said. Mr Karzai insisted the document was in keeping with Islam and did not restrict women. ’It is the Shariah law of all Muslims and all Afghans,’ he said.
THEN in nursing school
NOW being nursed after an acid attack
THEN men and women at the university
NOW child bride with abusive husband
THEN stylishly dressed women
NOW everyone looks the same
THEN Girl Scouts
NOW girl slaves
THEN enjoying the park
NOW begging in the street
THEN working as nurses
NOW working to survive acid attacks
THEN working in a laboratory
NOW waiting to be shot
From Bare Naked islam: http://www.barenakedislam.com/
From The Mad Jewess: http://themadjewess.com/
Most of these photographs will never be shown by the mainstream media. But they should be emblazoned in every American’s mind.
9/11 NINETEEN MUSLIM HIJACKERS
From BNI: http://www.barenakedislam.com/
In Memory of 9-11-2001. We Will Never Forget. The Worst Attack on US Soil. Committed by Muslim Terrorists.
pic from BNI: http://www.barenakedislam.com/
Bare Naked Islam has an amazing collection of videos that take us back to that fateful day . Go Here:
World War II in Pictures. Impressive collection of pictures from 20 different phases of World War II.
Find them all here:
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See this colorized photo and hundreds more over on Colorized History Blog: http://zuzahin.tumblr.com/
Found at Dark Roasted Blend: http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2011/02/weird-vintage-ads-outrageous.html
KARL D. writes:
FROM THE POLITICAL COMMENTATOR:
Eight 2nd Amendment posters that illustrate the fallacy of the Left’s arguments!
These posters, however, tell a story of why doing so is wrong and how it would have no impact on the sociopaths and criminals but would certainly serve to make law abiding citizens less safe.
Found these at Hell on Earth: http://hellonearth-1.blogspot.com/
Need a Nickle-Plated M107A1 .50 Cal? Wanna Make Your Own Shotgun & .44 Ammo? How ‘Bout 800 Rounds Per Minute with a Golden Gatling Gun? Blaze Reports on Cutting-Edge Technology at NRA Convention – The Blaze
There was no shortage of awesome firepower at this year’s NRA convention. But don’t take my word for it. There were plenty of industry experts, specialists and cowboys to talk you through the most cutting-edge (and some classic) ways to practice your 2nd Amendment rights.
FNH Ballista Sniper Rifle
Nickle-Plated Barrett M107A1 .50 CAL
Silencer Industry strikes back at Tactical Solutions
NEW: Smith & Wesson M&P Shield, .9 & .40
S & W 460XVR, With a ‘Tank Barrel’
Benelli Shotguns pack a punch, 27 rounds worth
‘If you got 27 rounds to fire, why not make them yourself?’ MEC Reloaders asks.
Mike makes a shotgun round in 30 seconds. Watch him below!
Colt Hand-built Competition Rifle
Test-fired ‘under and inch at 100 yards’ & they include the test results with the rifle
Beautiful Beast! Colt remake Bulldog Gatling gun, consumers beware, only fires 800 Rounds per Minute
800 rounds per minute can be expensive. Make your own bullets!
Hornady Manufacturing Inc. says, ‘Regulate this!
Cowboy is no fan of regulation. His dream duel would be Abraham Lincoln, with his gold, silver & nickle plated 1911
Don’t worry. Bud of Sig Sauer says, ‘Its still classified as a pistol.’ Sig P-522
New Striker Fire Pistol, the FNS, from FNH (lots of letters)
FS2000- shoots a .556 round and just looks Gangster
Speaking of Gangster, how about a Tommy Gun from Thompson? All American Iron and Walnut
From the same era, German Army STG-44, a WWII enthusiasts must-have
Concealed Carry reaches a new level with this .22 Magnum
Make sure you don’t miss the rest of our NRA Coverage! Check out: Bra Holsters, .22 Belt Buckle, Golden Tommy Guns & Zombies: All at the NRA Convention.
Pictures from Military Photos.Net: http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?202778-1950-1960-Afghanistan-photos