Thursday, June 08, 2006

For the women of Iraq, the war is just beginning

By Terri Judd in Basra

Published: 08 June 2006

Many women had their heads shaved for refusing to wear a scarf or have been stoned in the street for wearing make-up. Others have been kidnapped and murdered for crimes that are being labelled simply as "inappropriate behaviour". One Basra woman, known only as Dr Kefaya, was working in the women and children's hospital unit at the city university when she started receiving threats from extremists. She defied them. Then, one day a man walked into the building and murdered her. Fatwas banning women from driving or being seen out alone are regularly issued.

(Aw, shucks. Those rascals are still at it. Just when we think we make a little progress, here we go again with another Fatwa. How did that word ever get introduced into our lexicon here in Georgia, USA? Fatwa. Jihad. We're suddenly speaking their language. These are the most backwards people on Spaceship Earth, barring maybe a few tribes along the Amazon or in Papua. Even the tribes along the Amazon, primitive though they may be, recognize God's special gift bestowed upon women, that of childbirth. There are no other people in our civilized world today that treat their women and children worse than Islamists. The lower castes of untouchable Indians have a better deal than these poor humans. But yet, the liberal mindset in America says "Cut & Run", and tells us we should abandon our mission of introducing our way of life, our democracy, to these downtrodden, abused people. I agree with Ann Coulter when she says, 'We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war.' That's right, we should.)

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