Friday, June 17, 2005

Mukhtaran Bibi

Over at Mercury Rising, Phoenix Woman posts about and links to this shameful story.

What happened to this woman defies all humanity and also defies Islamic law.

It also begs a central question: in societies where inequality at best is the fate of the fairer sex, then how on god's not-so-green earth are we going to establish democracy there? Ain't gonna happen, folks, until Islam undergoes something at least as revolutionary as the Reformation.

The Middle East will run out of oil before that happens.

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