It never ceases to amaze me how proponents of Islam claim it is such a peaceful religion. A news story I ran across quite by accident leaves me shaking my head in amazement that anyone can claim Islam is anything but barbaric.
Dancing and singing at a wedding celebration is punishable by death according to the story reported in the French press.
Four women and two men have been sentenced to death in northern Pakistan for singing and dancing at a wedding, police said Monday.
Clerics issued a decree after a cellphone video emerged of the six enjoying them-selves in a remote village in the mountainous district of Kohistan, 176 kilometres north of the capital Islamabad.
Pakistani authorities in the area said local clerics had ordered the punishment over allegations that the men and women danced and sang together in Gada village, in defiance of strict tribal customs that separate men and women at weddings.
The cellphone video that caused the death sentences to be issued doesn't actually show men and women celebrating together but that's a non-issue for Muslim clerics, it seems. The men and women are captured on video in separate scenes, not all together. That the cellphone video clips were all taken with the same phone seems to be enough of a reason to kill people.
Ah, the Religion of Peace... How I wish I could comprehend why people celebrating a wedding deserve the death penalty. Being a mere heathen, a mere infidel, it is highly unlikely that I'll ever comprehend the machinations of these deviant Muslim minds, however.
"The local clerics issued a decree to kill all four women and two men shown in the video," district police officer Abdul Majeed Afridi said.
"It was decided that the men will be killed first, but they ran away so the women are safe for the moment. I have sent a team to rescue them and am waiting to hear some news."
At least the men were smart enough to leave town in an attempt to save themselves from their lunatic religious leaders. While they appear to be safe for now there is no time limit on these sorts of decrees, so I doubt the men will be alive for much longer.
What boggles my mind is that here in North America we bend over backwards to accommodate Islam while stuffing our head in the sand and ignoring any reference to the insane and murderous nature of Islam around the globe.
That men and women are being sentenced to death for the "crime" of celebrating at a wedding is truly bizarre, yet most mainstream media in North America don't even blink at it.
What's even more heinous is the numbers of people murdered in the name of Islam every year, and these numbers are only for those people murdered in Pakistan.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said at least 943 women and girls were murdered last year for allegedly defaming their family's honour.
These so-called "honour killings" put the emphasis on a misplaced sense of honor and dignity.
Almost anything that does not meet with a Muslim man's approval can be used as grounds for killing a woman.
One would think that this obscene notion would have women across North America up in arms but that just doesn't seem to happen. Women for the most part don't even seem to notice that their sisters are being murdered for the most bizarre reasons in Islamic nations.
Why is that?
Seriously, why is that?
If there is anyone who can explain this to me, please leave a comment below. I'd love to know the answer.