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Reader comment on item: Intimidating the West, from Rushdie to Benedict
in response to reader comment: Why is the West trying to impose Western values on the Islamic world?

Submitted by onlytruth (United States), Apr 13, 2008 at 08:53

Your amoral opinion that legality trumps all is disgusting. Too bad you don't see yourself as you are -- a throwback to the Middle Ages. Even the corrupt UN sees what you apparently are unable to see: 10/07 UN Committee against Torture criticized Saudi Arabia over the amputations and floggings it carries out under the Shari'a.

UN: 130 million women worldwide have been affected by some form of female genital cutting (FGC) with over 2 million procedures being performed every year. "The 2003 Human Rights Watch Report on Pakistan cites the murder of 211 women within the first four months of the reporting period due to "honor killings" in which family members or other men in the community killed women who had broken female cultural norms. Further human rights violations included laws such as the Hudood, Qisas and Diyat ordinances some of which allow men to be pardoned for crimes against women including rape and murder."


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