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Impact of Religion on Afghanistan

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Margot Chowansky

on 4 September 2012

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Transcript of Impact of Religion on Afghanistan

Impact of Religion on Afghanistan Religions the official religion of Afghanistan is Islam 89% is Sunni Islam
19% are Shia's Difference between them is political not religious under 1% other religions Religious Impact on Government Muslim Women in Afghanistan Works Cited The Islamic religion has a significant effect on daily life Muslim Women are influenced by their religion in politics, dress code, marriage, law, travel, sexuality, education, employment, and many other things
Dress Code Education Marriage http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7332087 http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/afghanistan.html http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/episodes/flying-down-to-kabul/women-in-afghanistan/education/2200/ http://www.religioustolerance.org/rt_afgha.htm very rare that women would go to a formal school or lectures, some go to informal lectures held at mosques As seen in the video it is very wrong by the Taliban for women to be educated Girls are married young http://www.rferl.org/content/article/1079316.html Poverty stricken families marry their girls young so they do not have to pay for caring for them Girls are also married young in order to avoid dating as teens Many of these girls feel as if their childhood or life has been taken away The Afghan government works side by side with the Islamic religion Laws and the courts are controlled and decided by the religion and how it is interpreted Depending on how strictly they follow the religion women usually have to wear a burqa or a veil Women are required to wear these so they are not looked at by other men While Taliban ruled, women were required to wear burqa; under Afghan rule they do not have to but it is still right and sometimes enforced by their husbands http://towardfreedom.com/youth/1471-beyond-the-burqa-in-afghanistan-between-modernity-and-tradition
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