Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Of course, it had NOTHING to do with Islam

Aqsa Parvez, RIP

Sarah Said, RIP. "I don't want to become a memory."

Amina Said, RIP, with friend

It's just a teenager problem, doncha know.

Or, it's domestic violence. We should all speak out against domestic violence.
Iran: Father 'stones 14-year-old daughter to death'

Tehran, 18 Feb. (AKI) - A man known as Sharif has reportedly stoned his fourteen-year-old daughter to death in southeastern Iran because for allegedly having a relationship with a man.

Sharif's wife reported him to police after he and a friend killed the girl in Zahedan, capital of Baluchistan province.

Sharif showed no sign of remorse, telling police who interrogated him: "I suspected that my daughter had a relationship with a man and I had to stone her to death as she had besmirched my honour."

"I had no other choice,"
he said, telling police how he had carried out the stoning.

Two sisters, Azar and Zohreh Kabiri, 27 and 28 years-old respectively were earlier this month sentenced to death by stoning for allegedly committing adultery.

The women each have one child. They are from the suburb of Shahriar, near Karaj, north of the capital, Tehran.

The Kabiri sisters have already received 99 lashes each.

Hmmm. What else? How about this, from The Gazette (Montreal):
"Murdering daughters is no more an Islamic value than murdering estranged wives is a Western one.[...]To judge a faith and a culture on this one squalid incident is absurd."

One incident? Wikipedia:
"The United Nations Population Fund estimates that the annual worldwide total of honor-killing victims may be as high as 5,000 women."

How about this, from Skippy Stalin:
The media and the blogosphere is desperate to make this about the evils of Islam. It isn't.
If anything, the lonely death of Aqsa Parvez is about the perversion of religion.
To one degree or another, all monotheist religions drive certain of their followers to murder and, in certain circumstances, religious authorities condone and celebrate this.

Yep. It's not about honor killing, or Islam, or tribal culture. It's about the perversion of all religion. That's the ticket! Remember Lennon!
"Imagine there's no heaven, and no religion too."
Yes, imagine it. Fantasize. Wallow in leftist utopia. Don't allow reality or truth to intrude.

Who, exactly, is desperate to characterize honor killing? I wrote the following in Aqsa Parvez and Western Denial:
[I]n the minds of politically correct Westerners, Aqsa Parvez' death cannot be an honor killing.


If fundamentalist Islam influenced Muhammad Parvez' decision to strangle his daughter, then politically correct observers will be forced to recognize fundamentalist Islam as a malevolent force. This amounts to willfully discriminating about a religion. This must not be done! Discrimination is bad! Intellectual discrimination will lay waste to every multiculti value the PC have based their lives upon. In order to justify their worldview (no religion is better or worse than any other religion), they need an alternative explanation for Muhammad Parvez' action.

Similarly, if backward tribal culture influenced Muhammad Parvez' decision to strangle his daughter, the PCs will have to acknowledge a cultural evil. Horrors! PC doctrine stipulates that problems in the world are not caused by cultural evil, but rather by righteousness - by the very act of judging. No one has the right to think about what is good or bad about cultures. No culture is better or worse than any other culture. The politically correct demand - in the name of all they hold holy - that we speak no more about such matters. After all, we are not heathen (sniff).

Therefore, PC Westerners are torturing logic to conjure up an alternative explanation for Muhammad Parvez having strangled his daughter.

Related: Possible Honor Killings in Lewisville, TX

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