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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Whose "Honor?"

Even the New York Times' overseas addition couldn't bury this story:

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: A Pakistani lawmaker defended a decision by southwestern tribesmen to bury five women alive because they wanted to choose their own husbands, telling stunned members of Parliament this week to spare him their outrage.

"These are centuries-old traditions and I will continue to defend them," Israr Ullah Zehri, who represents Baluchistan province, said Saturday. "Only those who indulge in immoral acts should be afraid."

Such as: murdering young defenseless women by beating them, shooting them, then burying them while they are still alive? Oh, yeah, that kind of immoral act is okay because, remind me again? Oh, yeah, the men did it to protect society against "immorality." Apparently wanting a say in who you marry is "immoral" but kidnapping and murdering the defenceless is not......

The women, three of whom were teenagers, were first shot and then thrown into a ditch.

They were still breathing as their bodies were covered with rocks and mud, according media reports and human rights activists, who said their only "crime" was that they wished to marry men of their own choosing.

Hit the link for the whole story, if you have the stomach for it.


Blogger rutimizrachi said...

[Sigh, breaking into sobs...]

As part of the world gets more insane and, blinders firmly in place, the so-called "civilized" world condones the insanity, only the image of Rabbi Akiva laughing at the foxes keeps me whole. "Seeing the fulfillment of the prophecy - 'Zion will be plowed like a field' - I more deeply internalize the knowledge that all the prophecies will be fulfilled, including those that foretell the rebuilding of Jerusalem!"

Better days are coming.

Monday, September 1, 2008 at 4:36:00 PM GMT+3  

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