Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Next Time Some Leftist Compares Social Conservatives to the Taliban...

Point them to this March 29, 2011 CNN article about a 14 year old girl named Hena Ahter:
Hena was walking from her room to an outdoor toilet when Mahbub Khan gagged her with cloth, forced her behind nearby shrubbery and beat and raped her.
And what was the response of the village when her parents sought justice for their daughter?
Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public.

Hena dropped after 70.

Bloodied and bruised, she was taken to hospital, where she died a week later.
The first autopsy report described this as a suicide.

Not all cultures are equal.  Some are just different.  But some are inferior: monstrously savage and barbaric.


  1. What's sad is how many cultures, including Europeans, who would insist there's no absolute morality on any level, and would say that what happened in this case is OK because their culture says it is. I've actually talked to people who've said just that.

  2. This happens much more than we hear. I've read several articles like this over the years. Most of them from small 3rd world countries. So it makes you wonder how many times it really does happen.

  3. A reader was unable to get through the comment screening for some reason:

    "The trouble is, a lot of leftists actually believe that American social conservatives support this kind of thing!"

  4. Most comments are published, as long as they reasonably polite and on topic. I'm not sure to what you are referring with respect to Colorado City. You won't find any social conservatives in support of that situation.