Thursday, November 15, 2007

Paging Dinesh D'Souza

Via the BBC.

A 19 year old woman in Saudi Arabia is gang-raped 14 times. Her attackers get ten years in prison; she gets sentenced 200 lashes and 6 months in prison for being in a car with a man who was not family.

Dinesh D'Souza thinks that human rights advocates who denounce, protest, and seek to end such practices are the "enemy at home" who are responsible for Islamic terrorism (because Muslims have a right to be upset that "the cultural left" is trying to intefere with their traditional patriarchal society.)

What else needs be said about D'Souza?

1 comment:

MaryKaye said...

Complicated. This reminds me of the story of the two monks, a subplot, in Anna and the King of Siam and/or The King and I. Not much needs to be said about D'Souza - his warped and twisted thinking speaks for itself. But, in the case of this young woman, it might have been best to not involve the media. So much in Saudi society depends on pride and honor, that shining a light on reactionary practices invites an even more draconian response. I would like to think that her plight may help move the Saudi kingdom forward into the 21st century - even if only a small step. But, it's a lot to ask of one 19 year old girl.