Monday, 26 March 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


  1. 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.

  2. 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. Have the courage to use your name?

    Anonymous is darling Ruth.


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