Thursday, July 03, 2008

A tale of three girls

United States (FoxNews):
The uncle of a young Vermont girl found dead could face the death penalty on federal kidnapping charges connected with the case, prosecutors said Thursday.

About 300 people attending a candlelight vigil Wednesday night found themselves mourning the news that her body had been found a few hours earlier
Iraq (FoxNews):
A horrifying video showing a 17-year-old Kurdish girl being stoned to death for having a relationship with a Sunni Muslim boy has made its way onto the Web,

A large crowd watched as eight or nine men dragged Aswad from a house, and then hurled stones at her for about 30 minutes until she was dead.
Another one from Iraq (TeleGraph):
An Iraqi father who murdered his 17-year-old daughter after she fell in love with a British soldier said death was “the least she deserved”.

Abdel-Qader Ali claimed the 'honour killing’ was supported by local police, and said his only regret was that he had not killed his daughter at birth.
It's true that every country has psychos willing to molest and kill innocent, underage girls. (This is an inevitable result of a permanent biological process: from time to time the genetic cocktail results in monsters whose inability to engage in normal, stable and fruitful relationships is so severe that it leads not just to their demise but takes innocents with them too.) This argument is often used by multiculturalists to show that the west is just as corrupt as the Islamic world. But the significant difference is how the surrounding society reacts to acts committed by degenerates. In the two Iraqi cases the society reacted by praising these degenerates. It was no less than the police that showed understanding for the killing of a teenage girl. No candles were lit for the victims. And no, this isn't merely about Islamic versus Christian values. After all, Christianity sees the individual as a part of some greater good, not valuable in itself but only in respect to God. It was classical liberalism, i.e., libertarianism, that placed the individual first and abandoned the idea that an individual is valuable only in respect to his family, clan, race or nation. Until the Islamic world recognizes the individual as the primary functional unit of society their world should not be considered equal with ours. This is also why there should be no such thing as national sovereignty, an idea that is inconsistent with classical liberal principles. If liberty is not actively defended it ceases to exist.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mikko, thank you for blogging about this.

It isn't just society that looks askance at, for example, dishonor killings. The state and the law enforcement agencies do, too.

In some countries, such as Jordan and Syria, the state actually sanctions dishonor killings by keeping laws on their books that are so perpetrator friendly the penalties for the crimes are just a matter of months.

Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"

July 04, 2008 2:17 AM  
Anonymous you know who said...

Why aren't you updating your other shitty webpage, scum! ;-)

July 07, 2008 7:38 PM  
Anonymous Me again said...

I know jogging makes you feel like a Superman but when will you update the MSDN?

July 08, 2008 10:58 AM  

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