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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Coexist With This?

The 16-year-old Mississauga girl who was allegedly strangled by her father in a dispute over her refusal to wear the hijab has died. Aqsa Parvez, a Grade 11 student at Applewood Heights, succumbed to her injuries late last night, Peel Regional Police said today.
Source: Posted Toronto – Girl, 16, dies after hijab dispute with father (Rob Roberts)

For more analysis and opinion see: Give Me Non-Islamic Clothes or Give Me Death. I lived in the Middle East for six years and a buddy of mine told me he thought one of his students was similarly off'ed, but nothing would come of it there. However, I do not consider this story to be typical but it gives you an idea of the mindset of those we are fighting with. It is those that would kill their daughters for not covering up, it is those that would strap on a suicide bomb belt. The West in general is welcoming to immigrants and the wonders of their respective cultures, but this stuff is not welcome, I hope most would agree this is not something we can co-exist with.

I remember the old story about Charles James Napier in India. He was receiving complaints about the prohibition of suttee (or sati):
"You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours."
Source: WikiPedia – Charles James Napier

Unfortunately, the father & brother in the case I point above will get fed decently (probably all halal too), probably get special treatment so they can say their five prayers per day and so on and then probably whine their chairs for the 11:00 am coffee service are not comfy enough.

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