Mark Steyn applauds an historical example of multiculturalism:
In a more culturally confident age, the British in India were faced with the practice of “suttee”—the tradition of burning widows on the funeral pyres of their husbands. General Sir Charles Napier was impeccably multicultural:
’‘You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: When men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows.You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours.”
UPDATE. Not all traditions are abandoned on the subcontinent:
An Indian couple has been ordered by Muslim clerics to separate after the man uttered “talaq” – or divorce – three times while asleep.
Robert Fisk is Indian?
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