Friday, December 24, 2010

Flabbergasted By The Headline

Reuters: "Iraqi kills daughter who wanted to be suicide bomber."

Parse that with your Western Civ. sunglasses on. One less ijitbomber, that's a win for our side; but a parenting skills fail for Papa and I certainly would not call it a step forward for any shade of feminism. Addressed that teen crisis that a bit late, didn't we?

(I'm picturing the Network TV after-school special, Touched By A Mad Mullah:
DAUGHTER: "But Dah-dee, all the other popular girls are going to blow themselves up in New York, Paris and London!"
FATHER: "I don't care if they do it in Washington or Jerusalem! My house, my rules and that's another beating for you. If you bring it up again, you'll be honor-killed."
DAUGHTER: "You are sooo unfairr!" Runs from room, clutching her hijab to her face, weeping.)


Anonymous said...

This is literally the best news story I've read all year.

Roberta X said...

It's an interesting move. Perhaps it'll catch on.

Chuck Pergiel said...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say maybe the father was opposed to the kind of violence Al Qaeda is promoting? Kind of like the bad seed argument. This person is just no good, they are going to cause untold trouble and suffering. It is better that I stop it now.

Or maybe he just didn't like her independence, or her choice of targets. Who knows?

Roberta X said...

We can never know his motive, really; we can only judge by the results. Kind of a win/fail; how much better had she chosen "to become a veterinarian 'cos she loved children," but hey, one less determined half-wit in 'splody underthings.