Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Death sentence for a song and dance

H.L Mencken famously observed that a puritan is someone afflicted with the haunting fear that someone, somewhere might be having fun.

I doubt however that even Mencken, an unvarnished cynic, would ever have contemplated the type of puritan produced by Islam, wherein the “crime” of having fun can earn you a death sentence:

Sentenced to death for singing and dancing at wedding – AFP
Four women and two men have been sentenced to death in northern Pakistan for singing and dancing at a wedding, police say.
Clerics issued a decree after a mobile phone video emerged of the six enjoying themselves…

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