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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Herouxville Takes a Stand

At last, some sense from North of the Border:

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Immigrants wishing to live in the small Canadian town of Herouxville, Quebec, must not stone women to death in public, burn them alive or throw acid on them, according to an extraordinary set of rules released by the local council.

The declaration, published on the town's Web site, has deepened tensions in the predominantly French-speaking province over how tolerant Quebecers should be toward the customs and traditions of immigrants.

"We wish to inform these new arrivals that the way of life which they abandoned when they left their countries of origin cannot be recreated here," said the declaration, which makes clear women are allowed to drive, vote, dance, write checks, dress how they want, work and own property.

"Therefore we consider it completely outside these norms to ... kill women by stoning them in public, burning them alive, burning them with acid, circumcising them etc."

Read it here.

Imagine that, not allowing immigrants to stone, burn, or mutilate women! Next thing you know they will be saying you can't rape, strangle, enslave, or cripple them. What's this world coming to? Have they no respect for the hallowed traditions of Islam?

And then this! Women driving, voting, dancing (!), writing checks, dressing as they want, working, owning property. Wow! Keep that up and they will start to question that bit about women being "deficient" compared to men. Can't have that now, can we?

And to top it off, children are no longer allowed to take weapons to school! Imagine that!!!

In the face of provocations like this you can see the need for jihad. Well..., can't you?

These guys sure can:

Salam Elmenyawi, president of the Muslim Council of Montreal, said the declaration had "set the clock back for decades" as far as race relations were concerned.
I'm not sure that's really a complaint. These guys want to set race and gender relations back several centuries, and to them this might be a promising start. To be fair, President Elmenyawi's point is that such laws are based on stereotypes; that most Muslims do not engage in honor killings, mutilations, rapes, etc. But these laws are not aimed at moderate, honorable Muslims. Rather they are aimed at the lunatic fringe that does engage in such barbarity.

One question, though. The story doesn't make it clear. Can they stone women to death in private?

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