Saturday, May 05, 2007

No Honor

Honor killings.

Just disgusting.

But the U.N. estimates it happens about 5,000 times a year. In this case, a 17-year-old Kurdish Yezidi girl in Iraq was stoned to death - stoned for THIRTY MINUTES - by her male relatives because she had a Sunni boyfriend.

Considering the shameful, violent, pointless evils being committed by the stinking dungheap of a White House currently running my country, I often feel like the pot calling the kettle black when I talk of other atrocities. But not in this case. This is a culturally-excused evil that has no place in decent, intelligent society.

Plain and simple, there is no honor in an "honor killing." It is murder. It is a reprehensible, disgraceful practice, like female circumcision and the immolation of women who are "unacceptable brides." I always imagine the people engaging in these "traditions" getting their asses kicked by their god in the afterlife. I grew up Catholic; I can picture a pretty angry deity in my head.

I hope the next world is kinder to you, Miss Aswad. For this world, it's all too clear, is mad.

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