December 26, 2005
While Jerry Falwell blamed 9/11 on
American "secular" sin, a Sharia "judge" in Indonesia blames last year's tsunami on Bad Babes
MARLUDDIN JALIL, a Sharia judge who has ordered the punishment of women for not wearing headscarves, was uncompromising: “The tsunami was because of the sins of the people of Aceh.”Golly gee, uncovered hair and unchaperoned trips to the market cause 9+ underwater earthquakes. Who knew?
Thundering into a microphone at a gathering of wives, he made clear where he felt the fault lay: “The Holy Koran says that if women are good, then a country is good.”
A year after the disaster which many see as a divine punishment, emboldened Islamic hardliners are doing their best to eradicate sin — and women are their prime targets.
Weird though, that women's hair is so more worthy of supernatural wrath themselves ("...More women than men died...") instead of against moslem dolts beating women in the streets, or chopping the heads off Christian girls on their way to school.
Posted by Darleen at December 26, 2005 06:00 PM
Hmm. Maybe Western colonization of the Middle East and South Asia wasn't such a bad idea after all....
Posted by: Carl W. Goss at December 27, 2005 09:21 AM