Originally Posted by Muta
Wow, the way young women are treated in Pakistan and India is just insane and completely, completely wrong and just plain horrible. I do understand that they have their traditions that have lasted for centuries and lots of the population still follow those traditions but I just don't like it and don't understand. That's all I say because I could and feel like saying worse about the way all women are treated in those countries but I do not want to offend anybody who is from those countries or is one or the other nationality.
I think the whole throwing acid on a young girl and it just not disfiguring her but killing her instead is worse than the story that was posted several weeks/months back about a father in India (I think, might of been Pakistan) where he chopped his daughter's head off with a sword because she started to act or dress more like people from Western civilizations or maybe it was because she didn't want to do the arranged marriage thing, I can't remember... all I remember is the father decapitating his own daughter because she wanted something different.
Fucked up stuff, that's all I can say. Actually one more thing, the only place that I ever find out about and read these stories is always on this website and in this section.
I'll say it and if you get offended I don't care. These cultures of fucked up. Muslims should be ashamed of their religion because of what it influences people to do. If it's possible to logically interpret your holy book as permitting stuff like this there is something fundamentally wrong with your religion. The article said that there were almost 1,000 reported cases of honor killings. I'm not sure how that many killings is just a small minority of the population. There is something deeply wrong there.
I know there are plenty of other really bad things that have come from religion throughout history. I could probably make an argument that there is something wrong with most of the major religions in the world (probably not Buddhism though). If religious beliefs can be used to justify atrocities then there is something wrong with those religious beliefs.
I'm not an atheist I just don't think people are capable of having organized religion that actually benefits the world. I find it really disturbing that I believe in God but that I have to conclude the world would be better off if nobody believed in any type of religion.
Originally Posted by SCSU
So... It's normal to just walk around with acid? This shit sounds like it was planned. Probably would've did the same thing if he had stopped walking and she took one small step ahead of him before stopping herself. The story just sounds too convenient.
I was going to comment on the same thing. I don't understand how it happened so quickly. It sounded like the father made the story up or his was pre-planned.