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On the basis of relating the claim to proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments (%) as a part of elected governments referring to World Bank Inter-Parliamentary Union data, the answer would be yes. United States has lesser percentage of proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments than the other countries per numbers mentioned ...


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January 1st This has been reported by many mainstream news outlets including the Washington post which says January 1st is the popular birthdate assumed by citizens of Afghanistan. Washington post In Afghanistan, Jan. 1 is everyone’s birthday January 1 has become a de-facto birthday for thousands of Afghans NBC News NBC News claim to have interviewed ...


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Original sources from the time of the movie's release, 1988, state that the film is dedicated to the "gallant people of Afghanistan". See the BBC's The Listener volumes 119-120, page 218: When he does pitch in it's only in order to rescue the Colonel, before becoming converted to the cause of the 'gallant people of Afghanistan' (to whom the film is ...


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Not all cultures put the same weight of importance on birthdays the way that many Western cultures do. And in many Muslim countries, the celebration of birthdays is considered a heresy at worst and just a thing for children — and not adults — to celebrate at best. “Is that really true? People have known the day of the year since prehistoric times…” Knowing ...


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Since the validity of the claim has already been expertly addressed, I'll answer the second part: And did he even say that? Yes, apparently in the 2011 documentary Miss Representation. I can't find a direct source for the quote in the film itself and I haven't seen it, but I did find the book What Will It Take to Make A Woman President? by Marianne ...


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Additional evidence that the "Mujahideen of Afghanistan" image is fake can be seen from a few screencaptures of the 2004 release DVD, which contains the latter line in the image. If the claim is true, this would imply that the DVD has been edited from the original. However, the two captures from the movie are taken at different times. At the end of the ...


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Afghans are Muslims, and Islam requires you to know your exact age for the religious ceremonies and duties. girls for example at 9 and boys at the age of 15 (lunar calendar) will have certain duties. So in order to practice such ceremonies they either memorize it or write it down (usually at the back of Quran as its a sacred book and it will be retained and ...


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