Dishonor upon Dishonor
November 6, 2009
Mark Steyn has a couple of quick thoughts on what looks like the growing trend of Muslim “honor killings” in the multicultural West—diversity is strength, don’t you know; just one more thread in our rich multicultural tapestry—and, apropos, on yet another double standard in the news media.
Update (October 1st, 2014): For whatever reason, the two links to Mark Steyn in NRO’s The Corner above seem to have been disconnected. One of them, or at least a related post, is here:
I’ve noted this phenomenon many times: See, for example, here at NR, “Noor Ignored”, “Watery Graves”, “The Stranglehold of Political Correctness”, and “Headless Body in Legless Story”. But nothing changes. Multiculturalism trumps feminism, and so the media accept a two-tier sisterhood in which Muslim girls are run over, stabbed, strangled, drowned and decapitated for wanting to live like the women they read about in The New York Times and The Washington Post. No matter how novel or arresting the details of a story are, the PC blinkers go on immediately. As Miss Chesler adds:
In 2009, the gruesome beheading of Aasiya Z. Hassan was covered only five days later by the New York Times—and then mainly to explain that Islam had nothing to do with it and that anyone who believes to the contrary is misguided or prejudiced.
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