Saturday, December 29, 2007

But it's such a cool talking point!

Not surprisingly, some of the Blogging Tories are still ever so thrilled at being able to paint swarthy brown people as uncontrollable savages:

Honour Killings in Canada?

Darcey has a fascinating discussion going on at DMB about so-called 'Honour Killings'.

Author Ellen R. Sheeley has left a comment that is well worth the read:

Imam Shakir is being disingenuous and playing to the cultural/moral relativists, of which there seem to be plenty.

Aqsa Parvez's death was an "honor" killing, and "honor" killings will never be properly addressed if people aren't even willing to admit to what they are. They are a form of domestic violence, but a very specific form, with different roots, different triggers, different modus operandi, and different ways of preventing them...

I am planning to pick up this thread sometime in the near future, since these issues now appear to be affecting Canada.

You do that, JoJo. And, hey, feel free to throw in a little balance if you have the room for it:

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Her refusal to wear a hijab may not have been a factor in the death of a Muslim Toronto teen last week, friends of her family said Saturday...

Some classmates have said the girl's insistence on not wearing the hijab led to intense family squabbles, but another friend told CanWest News Service Saturday the traditional Islamic clothing was not a major factor and that other girls in the family did not wear the hijab.

Yeah, that kind of makes a mess of a perfectly good talking point, doesn't it, JoJo? So I'll understand if you can't quite fit it in.

Dontcha just hate it when something messes up the flow?


catnip said...

Is that JoJo person Canadian?


catnip said...

Oh for this:

...since these issues now appear to be affecting Canada.

Which rock has she been living under?

BT's - always on top of the latest events, four years later.

Ti-Guy said...

Let's send Jo-Jo a copy of The War on Women: Elly Armour, Jane Hurshman, and Criminal Domestic Violence in Canadian Homes Then maybe she'd be less desperate to distant herself from such things by making them into a largely brown or beige phenomenon.

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