I'm going on Fall Break this weekend, so this will have to hold you over until I get back. (Like I've got a regular schedule to begin with . . . )
Remember back in February when Muslims rioted over those Muhammed cartoons? Remember before that when they set Paris on fire for like a solid week? And I didn't blog about it, but there were also several gang-rapes in Australia by, you guessed it, roving gangs of Muslim immigrants. Well, a high-ranking Australian cleric had something to say about it. The basic gist? If you get raped, it's your own darn fault. Some choice quotes:
"When it comes to adultery, it’s 90 percent the woman’s responsibility. Why? Because a woman owns the weapon of seduction. It’s she who takes off her clothes, shortens them, flirts, puts on make-up and powder and takes to the streets, God protect us, dallying. It’s she who shortens, raises and lowers. Then, it’s a look, a smile, a conversation, a greeting, a talk, a date, a meeting, a crime, then Long Bay jail. Then you get a judge, who has no mercy, and he gives you 65 years."'Cause, you know, it takes two to tango and all that. Or at least it would, if that kind of dancing wasn't a sin.
"But when it comes to this disaster, who started it? In his literature, writer al-Rafee says, if I came across a rape crime, I would discipline the man and order that the woman be jailed for life. Why would you do this, Rafee? He said because if she had not left the meat uncovered, the cat wouldn’t have snatched it."There, see? The man's working from faulty sources. It's not his fault he's a TOTAL FRAPPING MYSOGINIST.
If you take uncovered meat and put it on the street, on the pavement, in a garden, in a park, or in the backyard, without a cover and the cats eat it, then whose fault will it be, the cats, or the uncovered meat’s? The uncovered meat is the disaster. If the meat was covered the cats wouldn’t roam around it. If the meat is inside the fridge, they won’t get it."And if banks didn't have money, they wouldn't get robbed.
"If the woman is in her boudoir, in her house and if she’s wearing the veil and if she shows modesty, disasters don’t happen."Since when does "modesty" mean "hiding inside all day like an oyster?"
"…The woman was behind Satan playing a role when she disobeyed God and went out all dolled up and unveiled and made of herself palatable food that rakes and perverts would race for. She was the reason behind this sin taking place."
Now see, where I come from (and maybe we're all just ca-razy there, who knows), it's the man who's responsible for keeping himself in check. I don't care if a Playboy bunny is running down the street naked - you can't just go out and randomly have sex with her. Especially if she doesn't want to. Guys are expected to handle it like men and keep their pants on.
You know, this actually explains a lot about Islam: maybe they're so worked up all the time because they don't have the self-control to handle the sight of a woman who isn't wrapped in Hefty bags - and they know it.
In other news: France is still on fire, and this time they're burning buses (they hijack them and make the passengers get off first, thank God). Also, a Danish court rejected a lawsuit against the newspaper that first published the Muhammed cartoons. Apparently there's no law against accidentally offending people.
Who'da thunk it.
[All links via Little Green Footballs]