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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Insecure About Women in Politics? Shoot One in the Head!

Ahhh the glory and majesty of religion. It truly is fantastic to see the stunning Creator inspire people to go beyond their normal cultural prejudices to help others and make the world a better place. It's almost enough to get an atheist bastard like me to rethink my whole "god isn't real" thing.

Ok, I'm just shitting you. Some of the more astute news readers may have caught wind of the tale from Pakistan of Zilla Huma Usman who was the minister for social welfare in Punjab province. She was a bit of a strong woman and, on this particular occasion, wasn't wearing a headscarf. She was also, obviously, involved in politics.

This got the back up of religious fella Mohammad Sarwar (call the mortician but don't pop the balloon 'cause I'm gonna die of not-surprise that his name is "Mohammad") who did what any fervent believer would in this situation - he shot her in the head.

Just to set the stage, Sarwar was held in 2002 for the killing and mutilation of four prostitutes but wasn't convicted because there wasn't enough evidence. Does that mean that there weren't four trustworthy guys around to say he did it (I especially love the line in that link where it says, "Religious parties boycotted the vote, saying the bill encouraged 'free sex'" - classic)?

The really psycho part of the story is that Sarwar is not in the least bit remorseful or sorry for what he did. He is quoted as saying, "I will kill all those women who do not follow the right path, if I am freed again." This guy is certifiable. He is also just following his faith (albeit fanatically). The thing that bothers me the most though is that when an obviously disturbed person like this guy has religious faith, it becomes the only time when other people witness his horrifying acts of violence and say, "Oh, right, he's a fanatical believer".

Well what the fuck does that say about the beliefs?

In another article about the murder there is a bit about Usman's involvement in a "mini-marathon" that included women athletes. This event ended up with riots occuring because armed Islamic douchebags freaked out and disrupted the race, making police intervention necessary. Islamic extremism is said to be on the rise in Pakistan and violence against women in particular - some incidents are thought to be instigated by Mullahs who are opposed to women's emancipation. These same assholes are campaigning against the Women's Protection Bill (this protects women who have been discriminated against by Sharia laws).

Misogynistic much?

I've said this many times before, but Muslim dudes really need to grow a pair and start catching up with at least the 18th century. Women are in politics now, they can vote, they get equal pay for equal work, and a lot of them are a WHOLE lot smarter than you - and these are all great things. If you can't handle it, take your insecure self back to the Dark Ages and see how well that works out for you.

2 Barbaric Yawps:

At 23/2/07 3:19 am, Blogger William said...

You know, of all the ridiculous religions out there, I find that Islam is the most dangerous, most backwards, and most-likely-to-kill-lots-and-lots-of-people one out there. Seriously, dude... Muslims scare me. I should know, I work in Iraq.

 
At 23/2/07 4:58 pm, Blogger Lord J-Bar said...

Back to the Dark Ages? They never left.

 

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