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Old 12-18-2007, 02:57 PM
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Default Re: Why one Muslim girl became a born-again virgin for her wedding night

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Originally Posted by cnredd View Post
That stagnates progress...

If no one speaks out for fear of being attacked due to their own customs, the no one speaks at all and nothing gets done to treat the worst cases...

Second, location has a lot to do with it...

If some Nigerian tribe is doing female circumcision (and with sharp rocks) in the middle of their own country, their isn't as much outrage...But that situation DRASTICALLY changes if they immigrated to Cleveland and continued that "custom" there...

That's what you're seeing in cases like this one...

Everyday, America bashers and Islam apologists like to complain how "The West" is meddling with the cultures and business of other countries (especially in the Middle east)...They say the West should keep to themselves and stop bringing their societal standards into other parts of the world...

Sadly, they don't say the very same thing when those same countries complaining about the West GO to the West and bring thier culture, which clashes with Western ideals, into that same realm...

It's a double standard...
Sounds more to me, like you have an axe to grind, while ignoring your own culture's treatment and double standard about virginity/purety and how socially women are treated who don't follow that standard...

Sure, perhaps in our culture we don't physically kill women that are engaged in pre-maritial sex...But we still stigmatize and hold a different set of standards in how we treat women who participate in it without the sanctions of marriage...

The only difference is, rather then kill the body we kill their rights, spririt, and emotions with how we treat non-virgin women to non-virgin males. And because of that double standard/treatment, we drive those females to drastic actions that result in either their deaths, their unborns deaths, or both...

So even though it's a horse of a different color, it's still a horse no matter how you try to say otherwise...

Secondly...You seem to be confusing where one lives with where one is doing social work in your tirade here...Sure, they may move here and they do have to live with our laws in regards to 'honor killing'...Which is illegal by our standards.

Obviously, there needs to be a balance made in regards to what can be done here in our own country...But even then, that doesn't stop them from not feeling the way they do, even if legally they aren't allowed to do so...Just means they know that if they follow their customs in regards to 'honor killing' that here they will pay for doing so legally...

You're thinking of total cultural snuffing of people entering this country...And that's wishful thinking on anyone's part...Just like if you were to move to their countries, even though you'd have to conform to their laws, you still wouldn't completely let go of your own cultural influences and beliefs nor would you be comfortable with your offspring adopting that country's cultural influences and would do your best to keep your culture their main influence...

And that's the situation here, in the topic you posted. Location doesn't stop one's beliefs from not being expressed or followed, even if the location they are in disagree with it.

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