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"The West is facing a concerted effort by Islamic jihadists, the motives and goals of whom are largely ignored by the Western media, to destroy the West and bring it forcibly into the Islamic world -- and to commit violence to that end even while their overall goal remains out of reach. That effort goes under the general rubric of jihad."
-- Robert Spencer

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Cultural Tolerance

Sir Charles Napier was a British general and Commander-in-Chief in India in the 1800s. One day, a delegation of Indian locals complained about his interference with suttee, the custom of burning widows alive on the funeral pyres of their husbands.

He replied: "You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and hang them."

200 years later, it seems Pakistan would have greatly benefited from large doses of imperial British "intolerance."

In Karachi, besides damaging gas stations, banks, shops, and cars, Shi'ites burned down a Kentucky Fried Chicken and killed six Pakistani employees, to somehow punish someone because Sunni terrorists car-bombed a Shi'ite mosque. Presumably, the "reasoning" was that the U.S. is responsible for Sunni violence against Shi'ites, and the KFC was just a convenient symbol of America.

In Islamabad, a groom and his family let his friends gang-rape his bride on their wedding night, to somehow punish someone because his brother and her sister had engaged in illicit relations. The "reasoning" here is even thicker, but apparently gang-raping a girl restores the family honor besmirched by her sister's immodesty.

Meanwhile, Britain continues the struggle to tolerate the intolerable right at home. A TV show called The English Harem is in the works, a "romantic" drama about Islam. Martine McCutcheon (EastEnders) "plays a supermarket checkout girl who falls in love with a Muslim restaurant owner and marries him –- despite the fact he already has two wives. . . . her parents are appalled and her racist ex-boyfriend plots to get her back."

Also in Britain, 7- and 11-year-old schoolchildren will soon be part of a project promoting "multi-racial harmony" -- that is, subject to Islamic indoctrination. "Resource packs" containing books, CDs, videos and Islamic artifacts, which cover Muslim beliefs and practices, are being supplied to British schools by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB).

If you'd like to see what those resource packs might contain, be sure to see the kids' section of


At 5:37 PM, Anonymous Raskolnikov said...

Something often ignored about customary law in Pakistan and Afghanistan is the manner in which women are used as "fines" to be paid by a male law-breaker. If mahmound sleeps with achmed's wife, the tribal "court" can decree that Mahmoud must pay Achmed a wife, sister or daughter as reparation. If Mahmoud has no women of his own, then Mahmoud's brother or uncle or whatever can be made to pay one of his. Women are purely chattel. Further proof that no amount of equivocating can hide the fact that some cultures really are inferior to others, and islamic cultures are downright barbaric.


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