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Originally posted by dev_add
Women had rights...as long as they kept that vail over thier heads.
Originally posted by CTID56092
Religious intolerance wasn't a problem under Saddam. Christians practised freely, the chador wasn't enforced on women, rape was relatively uncommon, music was allowd, alcohol was available etc.
Now every fanatic is free to peddle fundamentalist hatred as Iraq is a 'free' country.
Good work George
Originally posted by Souljah
Anyway, great answer by this sheik guy:
“We beat them because we are authorised by Allah to do so and that is our duty,” Sheik Ahmed al-Basri said after the attack. “It is we who should deal with such disobedience and not the police.”
Students say that there was nothing spontaneous about the attack. Police were guarding the picnic in the park, as is customary at any large public gathering, but allowed the armed men in without any resistance.
One brought a video camera to record the sinful spectacle of the picnic, footage of which was later released to the public as a warning to others.
It showed images of one girl struggling as a gunman ripped her blouse off, leaving her half-naked. “We will send these pictures to your parents so they can see how you were dancing naked with men,” a gunman told her. Two students who went to her aid were shot — one in the leg, the other twice in the stomach. The latter was said to have died of his injuries. Fellow students say that the girl later committed suicide. Another girl who was severely beaten around the head lost her sight.