As we come closer to the tenth anniversary of 9/11 debate is still raging about the West’s response to the attack, and whether the decision to go to war in Iraq and Afghanistan have done anything to reduce the risk of terrorism and progress democracy in the Middle East. Writer, feminist and anti-war activist Malalai Joya is currently touring Australia to gather support for her position that democracy cannot be achieved through occupation.
Described as the bravest and most famous woman in Afghanistan, she was the youngest person to have been elected to the Afghan parliament, and has been outspoken in her criticism of the Hamid Karzai regime for its alleged corruption and lack of democracy.
Catherine Zengerer caught up with Malalai Joya at a lunch in Adelaide with her supporters, where she asked her if the forces in Afghanistan have done anything to combat the Taliban and the risk of terrorism.
This interview first appeared on The Wire