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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Another Hero for Our Time

Gateway Pundit highlights a heroic Afghani woman -- Malalai Joya who..., well here's how USA described her debut in Parliament:
From her first day in Parliament:
Afghan parliamentarian Malali Joya stood up to warlords in the parliament’s first session, accusing them of human rights abuses and refusing to be quiet when they told her to. Malalai called for all of Afghanistan’s human rights abusers and “criminal warlords” to be brought to justice. Delegates responded by pounding their fists on the tables to demand she sit down. She refused, shouting that it was her right as an elected official to speak.
Read it here.

She also had a few choice words for Yale University:
Female Afghan parliamentarian Malalai Joya criticized current U.S. policy in Afghanistan, as well as the presence of former Taliban spokesman and foreign ministry official Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi as a special non-degree student at Yale, both during and after her speech, "Women's Rights, Warlords, and the U.S. Occupation of Afghanistan" on Thursday night....

After her lecture, Joya delivered a statement about Hashemi's enrollment. She said Hashemi was one of the Taliban's top propagandists and called his status as a student at Yale "disgusting" and an "unforgivable insult."

"Before he was a Talib, and now he is a student," Joya said, holding up two pictures of Hashemi. "Is it democracy?"

Yes, Joya, it is democracy. The same principles that allow you to speak in the Afghani parliament allow Yale to admit this monster.

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