According to reports, these so-called Islamic laws stipulate that a woman can't leave the house without her husband's permission, that a man has the right to starve his wife if she does not give him sex (four days is the maximum she's allowed to withhold sex from him), and that a rapist can escape punishment if he pays "blood money" in the case that the woman he raped suffered injury--as if there were rape without injury!!
If these laws are allowed to stand, they will end up defining Islam, no matter how much some Muslims feel they are against their religion. In other words, this is not simply an issue for Afghani women, or for Shi'at Afghani women alone. In my opinion, it is imperative that Muslims speak up against them and in support of Afghani women who risk lives to protest laws that are legalizing their degrading treatment. This should not be an issue only for Human Rights Watch. It's a priority issue for Muslim women and men.