Tag Archive: Pakistan

Jul 20 2013

Distracted during Ramadan

Problem-solving in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan – it’s Ramadan, so the thing to do is remove all sources of temptation. Or, at least, one source of temptation to one part of the population. Clerics in northwest Pakistan have issued a temporary ban on women shopping unless accompanied by a male relative, a …

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Jun 05 2013

The victim should have kept quiet

That’s all the good news for now. Here’s more bad news. In Pakistan, a girl of 13 was gang-raped by four men, and now she and her family are being persecuted because her family refused to kill her. That’s what they were supposed to do, you see, because the gang rape was her crime, not …

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Dec 19 2012

Three more

Three more anti-polio campaigners killed dead in Pakistan. That’s showing them. That makes 8 this week. Wednesday’s attacks all took place in the restive western frontier province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – one just outside the city of Peshawar and two others in the town of Charsadda. Two men and a woman have been killed. The …

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Dec 18 2012

They would regret helping the “infidel” campaign against polio

First, do no harm. First, don’t be evil. It’s strange how easily a lot of people lose sight of that basic thought, or never entertain it in the first place. What would be high on a list of harms not to do? Killing people who are working to prevent polio in a country where 35 …

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Aug 30 2012

Law in a theocracy

Apparently in Pakistan, if you’re a lawyer and you think a case might not go your way, the thing to do is to muse aloud about people who got murdered in similar circumstances if you know what I mean wink wink nudge nudge. At least if you see yourself as a lawyer for Team God. …

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Jun 06 2012

Singing dancing sluts killed for singing and dancing

Well now I feel sick. Last week there were news reports that four women and two men in Pakistan had been sentenced to death for singing and dancing at a wedding. Yes that’s right; singing and dancing at a wedding. It’s fornication, you see, because they were mixed. Only they weren’t – the photographs and …

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