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Wed Jun 1, 2016, 01:23 PM Jun 2016

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or does it?

A Pakistani woman who was set on fire for refusing a marriage proposal has died of her injuries.

Maria Sadaqat, a young schoolteacher, was attacked in her home by a group of men on Sunday and died in hospital in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Her family say she had turned down a marriage proposal from the son of the owner of a school she had taught at.

But it's just an isolated incident, right?

Nearly 1,100 women were killed in Pakistan last year in so-called honour-killings, the country's independent Human Rights Commission says.

But let's not confuse culture and religion! Oh, er, wait..

In February, Punjab province, where the attack on Miss Sadaqat happened, passed a landmark law criminalising all forms of violence against women.

However, more than 30 religious groups, including all the mainstream Islamic political parties, threatened to launch protests if the law was not repealed.

The Council of Islamic Ideology proposed making it legal for husbands to "lightly beat" their wives.

This can't be true! It must come from some right-wing extremist website. Storm Front? Even Faux News?

Just another Islamophobic and racist post. If other cultures want to lightly beat, burn, and kill women, who are we to judge? After all, this happens all the time in Christian America. Or does it?
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Okay. Iggo Jun 2016 #1
My goodness! gratuitous Jun 2016 #2
Well, no maxsolomon Jun 2016 #3
What is your REAL agenda?nt clarice Jun 2016 #36
Be careful. Sometimes speaking the truth here can get you into trouble. Binkie The Clown Jun 2016 #4
Yeah, Islam is in a fucking crisis. Modernize, moderate, have a reformation - anything! Arazi Jun 2016 #5
Given the opportunity, I've little doubt American secular and religious fundamentalists would take u LanternWaste Jun 2016 #6
I can't believe you're even trying this shit leftynyc Jun 2016 #7
Actually Yes, there are Christian Groups, and GOP Politicians that want to legalize Murdering Gays. dbackjon Jun 2016 #10
Name them leftynyc Jun 2016 #17
Look up Kevin Swanson dbackjon Jun 2016 #19
Hetero priviledge? leftynyc Jun 2016 #20
Lefty... you know as well as I, that there is NO winning this.... clarice Jun 2016 #35
Ted Cruz for one. But nothing I post will change your mind dbackjon Jun 2016 #37
OMG....PLEASE be serious.nt clarice Jun 2016 #27
Jeeze! I can't effing believe some people! smirkymonkey Jun 2016 #47
I too, like to transfer negative attributes from one group to another. Throd Jun 2016 #8
By Jove, I think you've got it! Dr. Strange Jun 2016 #44
I find that argument among the stupidest ever advanced. In world history. Dreamer Tatum Jun 2016 #14
What is your REAL agenda?nt clarice Jun 2016 #38
I have to ask you this one basic question: kentauros Jun 2016 #9
Doesn't and hasn't their religion shaped their culture? n/t Fix The Stupid Jun 2016 #11
Culture is always what lies beneath human actions. kentauros Jun 2016 #16
Often they become intertwined. Throd Jun 2016 #22
Yes they do. kentauros Jun 2016 #26
And then religion modifies the culture. Throd Jun 2016 #29
The point -being- kentauros Jun 2016 #33
Culture isn't encased in amber, unaffected by outside influences that come later. Throd Jun 2016 #39
Then you are refusing to read -and- understand what I'm writing. kentauros Jun 2016 #40
There is no chronology if the are simultaneously evolving in concert with one another. Throd Jun 2016 #42
*sigh* kentauros Jun 2016 #43
This doesn't happen in secular America Buzz cook Jun 2016 #12
Yep, the UK has an established Christian church entwined in the state, Nye Bevan Jun 2016 #15
You mean the UK Buzz cook Jun 2016 #51
I know you think this proves something you want to be true treestar Jun 2016 #13
We have the amendments you mention GulfCoast66 Jun 2016 #50
So who exactly is responsible for the slaughter and abuse of so many women malaise Jun 2016 #18
Why does it always come back to AMERICA ? I don't understand that agenda.nt clarice Jun 2016 #28
Mainly because America is where most of us live and have some nominal amount of power over Fumesucker Jun 2016 #45
And I get that 1000%...and thank you for your thoughtful response... clarice Jun 2016 #49
It gets a lot more personal when you become a victim however minor of these sorts of acts Fumesucker Jun 2016 #54
My mother broke up with her boyfriend. He crashed his car into hers, trapping her, LeftyMom Jun 2016 #21
Yes, but it is only SANCTIONED in certain parts of the world.nt clarice Jun 2016 #34
Thank YOU! smirkymonkey Jun 2016 #48
Monkey.... I am beyond believing that people are just "obtuse" clarice Jun 2016 #52
Good post! Quantess Jun 2016 #23
And for the LIFE of me... I'm still trying to figure out the Liberal agenda on this issue....... clarice Jun 2016 #32
Do you honestly think American "christians" -- Hell Hath No Fury Jun 2016 #24
No it hasn't. What a load of crap. Throd Jun 2016 #25
What is your TRUE agenda?nt clarice Jun 2016 #30
On behalf of my muslim friends, I will now ignore you. Maedhros Jun 2016 #31
our death rate due to firearns is pretty much 2nd to none motives????? not reported dembotoz Jun 2016 #41
Men who do horrific things to women are everywhere TrappedInUtah Jun 2016 #46
"Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands" pauldp Jun 2016 #53
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