Thursday, August 28, 2008

Islam causes child cruelty

In Britain, a 13-year-old and a 15-year old were forced to flog themselves until they bled as part of a Shia religious ceremony, "zanjeer zani". The adult who was overseeing the ceremony has been found guilty of child cruelty.

Despite that, the "we musn't offend religious beliefs" meme that comes into operation when discussing Islam's backwards, misogynistic, homophobic mindset is still in operation:
"The Crown Prosecution Service wishes to make it clear that this prosecution was not an attack upon the practices or ceremonies of Shia Muslims," said Carol Jackson of the Greater Manchester CPS.
Why not?

It's child cruelty. A court has just found someone guilty of child cruelty for no other reason than his religion required it. Yet the obvious clash between human rights and Islam is "not an attack" on Islam.

It damn well should be. It should be shouted from the rooftops that this religion required the beating of two teenagers until they bled. It should be made damn clear that Islam was responsible.

Some pictures of Muslims practicising zanjeer zani
. Not for the squeamish.

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