Well meaning, but stupid interference
Today on NPR weekend edition, they ran a story about a group, funded out of California, who are teaching Afghan girls in a remote, extremely Islamisist (read Taliban) village to aid other women in childbirth, in order to lower infant mortality! Sheesh, sorry for the run on sentence.
Anyway a doctor from the group had to convince the villagers to let this happen. They have created a center where the girls reside during training. People in the village are allowed to come and "check" on the center to make sure that nothing "improper" is happening.
During the radio episode they were assisting in the labor of a woman who already had 11 children! She seems to have done just fine without their assistance until now. She could teach them a thing or 2.
One of the trainees said that she is afraid to go home because she has heard rumors that any girl who has been trained at the center will be killed.
Now I ask you, why are westerners engaged in enlarging the populations of ignorant, woman murdering mysoginists in Afghanistan? This is self destructive in the extreme. There needs to be a lot less of these people not more.
Come to think of it, the Mullahs may be right and the clinic is really teaching girls how to perform abortions. I would not put anything past such idiots.