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Last updated on August 6th, 2017 at 02:22 pm
The West – tempting! excessive! influential! – traps another victim:
WA’s highest court has rejected a young Muslim man’s argument that he deserved a reduced sentence on drug charges because his cultural background made him vulnerable to drug dealers in WA’s “excessive” Western lifestyle.
Via Raffi. In the UK, further western lifestyle problems:
A father killed his wife and four daughters in their sleep because he could not bear them adopting a more westernised lifestyle, an inquest heard yesterday.
Mohammed Riaz, 49, found it abhorrent that his eldest daughter wanted to be a fashion designer, and that she and her sisters were likely to reject the Muslim tradition of arranged marriages.
Mr Riaz wasn’t immune to Western temptations himself:
Riaz, who had spent the evening drinking, set himself on fire and died two days later.
Western values were also brought to heel this week in Pakistan:
A Pakistani minister and woman’s activist was shot dead Tuesday by an Islamic extremist for refusing to wear the veil.
Zilla Huma Usman, the minister for social welfare in Punjab province and an ally of President Pervez Musharraf, was killed as she was about to deliver a speech to dozens of party activists, by a “fanatic”, who believed that she was dressed inappropriately and that women should not be involved in politics, officials said.
At least someone is standing up for traditional goodness:
A white handbag dangling from his left arm, this is the towering 6ft 2in figure of a July 21 bomb suspect disguised in a full-length burkha.
Yassin Oman allegedly fled London dressed as a Muslim woman after failing to blow up an Underground train.