Sunday, April 24, 2011

Religious Fundamentalism Hampering Aid to Afghanistan

I'm still not convinced that Harper himself is terribly religious, but he has taken the Religious Right into his party, much of it transported from the United States.

And because of it, aid to women in Afghanistan is being hampered.
The former head of Canada’s aid program in Afghanistan has expressed concern that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s religious beliefs are hampering humanitarian efforts.

Speaking to the Straight from Kabul, Nipa Banerjee noted that Harper is a born-again Christian, and she argued that his religious beliefs could be adversely affecting the Canadian International Development Agency’s efforts to help Afghan women.
We have got to get rid of this regressive government.

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