Two female MPs brawl in Afghan parliament

The fact that two FEMALE MP's were able to speak out and one of them was a former army general says a lot about how we have helped improve the lives of people in Afghanistan over the last 10-years. We have enabled women to be considered human beings; and we should thank our brave young men and women in Afghanistan for enabling this.

Two female MPs brawl in Afghan parliament

From Matiullah Mati, CNN
July 5, 2011 12:09 p.m. EDT
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • One member of parliament throws her shoe, attacks the other, who fights back
  • The argument begins over recent rocket attacks from Pakistan

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Two female members of the Afghanistan Parliament got into a physical fight Tuesday following a discussion of rocket attacks from Pakistan.

General Nazifa Zaki, a former army general, threw her shoe at fellow MP Hamida Ahmadzai, video from parliament showed.

The video, posted online by TOLOnews.com, shows Zaki leave her seat to head toward Ahmadzai, who throws a water bottle at Zaki when she gets close.

Zaki punches Ahmadzai, and the two begin to tussle.

Arian Yoon, another female member of parliament, said Zaki punched Ahmadzai in the face.

Other members of parliament quickly broke the fight up.

What began as a discussion took a turn for the worse when one of the coalitions in parliament, including members who are accused of fraud, wanted to summon President Hamid Karzai about the rocket and artillery attacks from Pakistan.

Ahmadzai called for two of the country's vice presidents to be summoned.

That's when Zaki attacked, Yoon told CNN.

The Pakistani government has denied responsibility for recent deadly rocket attacks in Afghanistan.

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari said the attacks were not carried out by the Pakistani army, according to a statement from Karzai's office following his meeting Zardari.

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Tags: Afghanistan, Democracy, East, Freedom, Human, Middle, Protests, Rights, Women, Women's

Comment by Albert Bakker on July 9, 2011 at 2:51am

A/ Arcus - Source criticism?  You mean poisoning the well. Whatever small amount of sense you previously had Arcus, you either have lost it or chose not to use it in this case. Afghanistan by the way is an Asian country.

 

A/ Sassan - Oh right, yeah I am anti-American and ant-west, I have no moral conscience and I am a Taliban and Islamic apologist. I am not an ISI agent and I am not a jihadist. That is ever so nice of you Sassan.

You Manichean simpleton!

Comment by Arcus on July 9, 2011 at 3:05am

"Source criticism?  You mean poisoning the well."

No I meant exactly what I wrote and it is not in need of further interpretation. But a nice straw man attempt nonetheless.

As for -stan geography, without looking, which continents are Tatarstan and Dagestan located on? :)

Comment by Albert Bakker on July 9, 2011 at 3:52am
You bore me.
Comment by Arcus on July 9, 2011 at 3:55am

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