My parents’ eyes have been glued to the TV screen watching Pakistani cable TV reports about the gruesome so-called “punishment” of a 17 year old girl being publically lashed in the Swat region of northern Pakistan, currently ruled by the Taliban. The Sydney Morning Herald (via the LA Times) reports the incident “has galvanised the nation, drawing protests from human rights groups, denunciations from the Government and expressions of revulsion from Pakistanis” (including overseas Pakistanis like my Dad).
Yet this awful Taliban action has galvanised an unequal and opposite reaction from certain sick and demented folk whose comments are regarded as perfectly fit for publication by moderators of one Herald Sun blog:
The whole place should be nuked.
Just start again.
Don’t laugh. Think about it for a second- what hope has the free world
got against radical islamists?
Mrs Robinson (Reply)
Sun 05 Apr 09 (01:44pm)
JayGee replied to Mrs Robinson
Sun 05 Apr 09 (02:43pm)
I agree. This is just ANOTHER manifestation of the savagery that is tolerated by this mob.
AussieTraveller replied to Mrs Robinson
Sun 05 Apr 09 (03:11pm)
Amen to that sister!!
Futureproof replied to Mrs Robinson
Sun 05 Apr 09 (03:34pm)
As seen on a T-Shirt, “Nuke ‘em all and let God decide”
How dare you draw attention to the brutal plight of women in Afghanistan, Andrew.
I’m off to tell Scott Bridges and Jeremy Sears so they can publish another blog entry condemning you.
Abu Chowdah (Reply)
Sun 05 Apr 09 (02:51pm)
And this blog boasts one million hits per month. If these comments are any indication of the Herald-Sun readership, Dad should be happy he’s not living in Victoria, let alone the Swat valley!
Words © 2009 Irfan Yusuf
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