More Wife-Beating debates

You’ve got to be impressed with any culture that has a televised debate on the merits of wife beating according to the Koran. Hey, here’s a fucking idea: stop trying to reconcile modern values with a book written in the 7th century.

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    Why do I have the sudden urge to grab a bat and strike it against that mans head until I’m so tired that I can’t lift my arms anymore.

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    One think I’ve learned today is that we can’t always trust the subtitles’ translation of Arabic. We watched a video on terrorism today and my friend who grew up in Jordan spotted numerous mistranslations. They were the difference between “We must stand by America” and “We must destroy America.” Because my friend speaks Arabic, I was given the priviledge of knowing that what the people in that video said wasn’t necissarily certain. Perhaps we should take it all with a grain of salt.
    Of course, I’m not advocating that abuse doesn’t occur in Islamic-based countries. That is undisputed.
    I’d just like to throw out there that unless you speak Arabic, be careful what you will accept as true. Unfortunately, Americans are capable of propaganda as well, as disappointing as it is for me to say so.

    Just wanted to throw that out there.

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