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Death by stoning for convicted adulterers is currently being written into Afghan law. This means sharia law is returning and human rights, won at great cost since the Taleban fell from power in 2001, are now endangered. In Iraq, 18 Sunni Muslims were murdered by Shiite Muslims.

Billions of pounds have been spent promoting human rights, especially for women and girls, but these have rapidly eroded. Thousands of allied troops have died or been seriously injured and even more civilians. Why do we bother with Iraq and Afghanistan since the West and Russia have never made any difference?

Why does Britain persist with America in the sacrifice of our brave soldiers? The billions spent on pointless foreign wars would have done more good at home. We should also keep out of the Middle East and let them get on with it.

Clark Cross

Springfield Road

Linlithgow