May 28, 2014

Woman Stoned to Death in Pakistan for Marrying the Wrong Guy

The Bible actually has a few stories in it of what we today would call "honor killings." Only in the Bible, they kill the man accused of the wrongdoing and not the woman, the victim. For instance, the story of Jacob's daughter Dinah who is abducted, raped, and then forced into "marriage" with Shechem.

So do the sons of Jacob kill Dinah? No, they kill all those complicit in the abduction.

Not so in the third world cesspool masquerading as a country called Pakistan. There and in other places -- mostly, but not exclusively, in the Islamic world -- the victim is blamed. You'll notice that the family of the girl had accused her husband, who she apparently married for love in defiance of the arranged marriage her parents had set up, of abducting her. So, if she was the victim, as they claimed, then why punish her for the crimes of the man who they claim had abducted her?

Nearly 20 members of the woman's family, including her father and brothers, attacked her and her husband with batons and bricks in broad daylight before a crowd of onlookers in front of the high court of Lahore, the police investigator Rana Mujahid said...

Another police officer, Naseem Butt, identified the slain woman as Farzana Parveen, 25, and said she had married Mohammad Iqbal against her family's wishes after being engaged to him for years.

Her father, Mohammad Azeem, had filed an abduction case against Iqbal, which the couple was contesting, her lawyer Mustafa Kharal said. He confirmed that she was three months pregnant.

Cases like this should be a constant reminder that women really are oppressed around the world, and to middle class Western feminists that most of the things they complain about are fantastically irrelevant.

They pervert Jesus' words when they constantly point out the motes in our own eyes, while ignoring the women all around them crying for help from the beams being thrust in theirs by perverse societies and truly evil ideologies.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:44 PM | Comments |