Karzai Says Marital Rape Law Will Be Amended

The abhorrent — not just “controversial” — law that the Afghan government passed, and President Hamid Karzai signed, then sent back to the Justice Ministry for review, will evidently be amended.  Karzai spoke with Afghan women’s groups yesterday, and his excuse — that he “did not know all the contents of the law” — seems disturbingly underwhelming, even if the statute was written in “complicated Islamic theological language.”  Surely Karzai did notice the rocks and insults hurled at Afghan women who did protest the law, and it will at least a welcome development when (or if) the law is wholly repealed.