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Nov. 1st, 2005

Love that sharia law...

UPDATE: Photos show 'performance art'...

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=18085_Sharia_Punishment_Photos_Misattributed#comments

Very Disturbing photographs

Excuse the fuck out of me, but this isn't right. I'm all for multiculturalism and supporting diversity (as anyone who knows me realizes). I'm not about moral relativism, though. These photographs depict a sick society. Sick. Sick.

Let's all sit back and complain about trumped-up abuses at Abu Ghirab and Guantanimo. Let's whine about interfering with quaint, wonderful customs. Let's ignore the serious problem of real religious fanaticism that we, in our high-and-mighty moral superior way, have given the lives of our men and women to try and solve.

Complain all you like; Christianity is way benevolent compared to this crap. I don't know a single person who's ever been stoned by a mob or had a limb crushed or amputated by a christian court. Not one. I don't know anyone who's ever been affected by an honor killing, either.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1605653,00.html

The caliphate had been around for 1,300 years before 1924? And what was there for the millenia before that, before Islam conquered? Judiasim and Christianity, that's what. These religions were stamped out with extreme prejudice. Funny that we're led to believe that the crusades were an attempt to take over the holy lands rather than an attempt to retrieve them. Sad that we as a society know so little of history that we're so easy to manipulate.

As a commenter on one of the blogs discussing Fallaci's situation asked, if an Italian woman can't pitch a fit - in Italy! - what is the world coming to? The pessimistic answer, I suppose, would be: A place in which the forces of primitivism are winning battles against the force of reason. We can only hope they don't win the war.

http://www.iwf.org/articles/article_detail.asp?ArticleID=834

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bistet
Nov. 1st, 2005 06:17 pm (UTC)
This does not convey my sense of outrage, but I was reminded of a time back on Wilbur St. when we were all tripping and Speciman insisted that Marci run him over with the car. She did. And he was fine.
eloquentwthrage
Nov. 1st, 2005 11:01 pm (UTC)
Was wondering if you saw one of the comments on the page with the photos:

I'm an Iranian and I've seen these pictures in a report in a local newspaper before.
It's not a 'punishment' or anything like that. If it was a punishment they wouldn't put the soft thing under the boy's arm.

According to the report, the man in the picture is making a show of the boy's abilities just to make money from the people standing there. This is their everyday activity. Very Very sorrowing.

Please be careful not to post anything that you don't have enough information about.
And don't post such things which are to make hate in the hearts of the people rather than sympathy.
bxiie
Nov. 2nd, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
Link seems to be gone now. The kid's expression sure didn't look like he was into the show, though.

I'm sorry... Cloth or no cloth, if you drive a car over the radius and ulna, you are going to have some damage.
eloquentwthrage
Nov. 2nd, 2005 12:10 pm (UTC)
I agree. I also think that even if it were done for showmanship, the kid would be freaking out anyway, because, I mean, who wants a car driven over your arm?
bistet
Nov. 2nd, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
looking at the pictures again, Hamlet pointed out that in the first picture the kid is just lying there and I pointed out that the guy has a microphone. Funny how we miss things sometimes...
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