01 February 2007

Got your honour back now?

The recent ordinance against "stoning" and likeminded barbarity, passed in Quebec last week, had a very serious point... some behaviour is simply unacceptable.

Another atrocious example of "justice" from Pakistan.

KARACHI: A group of men has been accused of raping a teenaged girl and forcing her to parade naked through her village because one of her relatives eloped with a young woman from the men’s family, police said on Wednesday.

Such attacks, known as honour crimes because they are committed in response to a perceived slight on a family’s honour, are common in Pakistan, especially in backward, rural communities.
Perhaps some of the professional activists protesting animal testing, or greenhouse gases, could find some room on their busy schedules for "honour crimes."

I'm guessing this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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