November 04, 2009

DOUBLE STANDARD

Mark Steyn:

Noor Almaleki, whom I wrote about over the weekend, has died, the latest Western victim of a Muslim honor killing. If there were a Matthew Shepard murder every few months, Frank Rich et al would be going bananas about the "climate of hate" in our society, but you can run over your daughter, decapitate your wife, drown three teenage girls and a polygamous spouse, and progressive opinion and the press couldn't give a hoot. Indeed, as The Atlantic notes, it's merely an obsession of us right-wing kooks.

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1 It's because it doesn't affect them. 

If you live in the United States, you are FAR more likely to be gay or be close to someone who is gay than you are to be close to someone who would engage in a Muslim Honor Killing (please read that slowly or it will sound like I'm saying something I'm not actually saying - *snort*).  

Each "hate crime" death is more personal, because it hits close to home.  Thus there is more of an impetus for SOMETHING TO BE DONE!!!  And usually THINK ABOUT THE CHILDREN is put in there somewhere, generally by Rosie O'Donnell.


Posted by: airforcewife at November 04, 2009 11:55 AM (uE3SA)

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