Monday, March 26, 2007

Religion of peace?

As some commentators have already noted, the religion of peace has struck again: Secondary school pupils in north-eastern Nigeria have killed a teacher after accusing her of desecrating the Koran, police say. In Indonesia, perpetrators are jailed for beheading schoolgirls. And in Pakistan, lovers are stoned to death. "It was a case of honour killing," said the local police chief.

As Stephen Hicks comments, "File these items under 'All cultures are equal and worthy of respect'."

RELATED: Multiculturalism, Religion, World Politics

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean to say some cultural systems and practices are past their use-by date and should be consigned to the rubbish bin of history? That children actually learn what they live?

By George who'd have thunk it. Give that man a coconut.

3/26/2007 12:22:00 pm  
Anonymous Kane Bunce said...

There is no such thing as "honour killing". Only so called "honour killings".

As for you, anon, I am not sure what you are getting at, but I know one thing. It was cowardly of you to hide behind being anonymous. Have the courage to use your name.

3/26/2007 03:42:00 pm  
Anonymous Wicket said...

Have the courage to use your name?

Anonymous is darling Ruth.

3/26/2007 05:47:00 pm  

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