Saturday, May 31, 2014

They Stoned a Pregnant Woman in Pakistan

She wanted to marry a man of her choice. It was not the one picked by the family.  So on the way to court, the father, brother and other members of her immediate family lassoed her and stoned her to death.  There was world-wide outrage, condemnation and loads of press. That was yesterday.

Yesterday, the men in the family rejoiced in stepping up to the plate and hitting a Pakistani home run by getting revenge, an "honor killing" in the finest Pakistan Tribal tradition.   That also was yesterday.

Today, I read dozens of on-line news feeds, and scanned about a hundred news headlines. There were no arrests reported, almost zero coverage;  the father of the dead fetus did not rip the lungs out of the perps, the local townspeople did not march on the family holding torches and burn them and their house. The government of Pakistan May have elected to spend the day haggling over goat milk subsidies, and I heard not a single word from the 40 million a American Evangelists who have such abiding concerns about killing fetuses.

My cat sensing the despair, came on my lap to cuddle.

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