This is a video of Malalai Joya being interviewed on Ten TV Channel in Australia.
From Torstar news service in Canada:
Pullout urged for Afghan mission
Politician warns against support of government
Canada must pull its troops out of Afghanistan and no longer support a government full of “warlords, drug lords and criminals” if it wants to aid in rebuilding the stricken nation and avoid another 9/11, says a controversial Afghan politician.
“(Canada) must act independently and not follow the policy of the United States,” said Malalai Joya, 29, a firebrand currently on a nationwide speaking tour that brings her to Toronto tomorrow night.
Canadian soldiers fighting the Taliban are unwittingly promoting U.S. foreign policy, which is propping up a corrupt government, says Joya, who has garnered a legion of fans for her advocacy work on women’s rights. “This policy is a mockery of democracy and a mockery of the war on terror,” the youngest member of the Afghan Parliament said from Vancouver.
Canada must lend moral and material support to “freedom-loving democratic parties” that can’t even afford to print party literature, she said.
It is a bit typical for media in countries with governments allied to George W. Bush that Torstar news service should refer to Ms Joya, expelled from the Afghan parliament for standing up for women and against warmongers, as ‘controversial’. Has it ever refered to pro Afghan war politicians, in Canada, in the USA, or the “warlords, drug lords and criminals” in Afghanistan itself, as ‘controversial’?
See also here.
Update 6 April 2008: here.
South Korea to pull out troops from Afghanistan: here.