I’ve little more to add to the Unreligious Right than is already there — giving a sixteen-year-old rape victim 101 lashes with a whip for the crime of becoming pregnant as a result of the rape, and acquitting the rapist of any wrongdoing — is at the core of why Americans distrust Islam and majority-Islamic nations.  It is barbarism, an ethic left over from the seventh century, cruel, the opposite of justice, and deeply shocking and outrageous to anyone with the moral sense that comes naturally to a piranha.

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.


  1. I haven;ty bothered to read the article and even so I can say that you need to be awesomely naive to believe that any society on Earth believes in whipping rape victims. Could some high status guy get away with pushing off the blame? Sure, happens everywhere. But an ethose that believes in punishing rape victims while holding parades for rapists? Only a bigot* would believe that.* I'm not going to go and define the term so as to spare you an easy post on "the definition of irnoy". Write the post and choke on it.

  2. In light of your comments here and here, I hardly think you're in a position to be calling me a "bigot."

Comments are closed.