Here’s what filthy Sharia Law gets you.
He said he had been a highly regarded member of the force, and had so “impressed my superiors” that, at 18, “I was given the ‘honor’ to temporarily marry young girls before they were sentenced to death.”
In the Islamic Republic it is illegal to execute a young woman, regardless of her crime, if she is a virgin, he explained. Therefore a “wedding” ceremony is conducted the night before the execution: The young girl is forced to have sexual intercourse with a prison guard – essentially raped by her “husband.”
“It is illegal to execute a young woman …if she is a virgin”: Must be convenient to have a legal code that obliges all your pathologies.
Charles Krauthammer laments (and I with him).
Why do it? It’s not for practicality. We didn’t go to the moon to spin off cooling suits and freeze-dried fruit. Any technological return is a bonus, not a reason. We go for the wonder and glory of it. Or, to put it less grandly, for its immense possibilities. We choose to do such things, said JFK, “not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” And when you do such magnificently hard things — send sailing a Ferdinand Magellan or a Neil Armstrong — you open new human possibility in ways utterly unpredictable.
And raise you one Henry Allingham.
“Henry was always determined to ensure that today’s generation does not forget the sacrifice of those who died on the Western Front,” St. Dunstan’s said in a statement after his death. “Until recently, he regularly visited schools and attended war-based events as an ambassador for his generation.”
Asked once at a memorial ceremony how he would like to be remembered, Allingham brushed off any thought of it, saying people should instead remember those who died in the wars.
“Remember them, not me,” he said.
Every argument is still valid.
There is, of course, an alternative to following the Gipper’s advice.
Glenn Beck has the good sense to surround himself with two smart, honest guys. Listen to what they have to say.
(I’m still amazed, but grateful, that Stossel has a job at ABC.)