Monday, August 24, 2009

Whip me, please, for the good of all muslim women.

It's hard to believe, but this woman, Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, actually believes she deserves to be whipped with a cane for drinking beer.

2 years ago.

Because she's a muslim.

In Malysia it's OK to have a beer if you're not.

Muslim that is.

Or thirsty.

Thirsty muslims have to drink something else.

Or get caned.

Mona Eltahawy has email addresses at her site where you can write a letter to senior Malaysian government officials, including the PM & AG, protesting her punishment. I don't agree with a lot of what Mona has to say, but I'll defend to the end her right to say it. (Her 'Ban the Burka' piece was right on, but her piece on 'Pakistan Public Education' is shortsighted and impractical)

You could also write a letter to the Malaysian PM telling him the whole idea of arresting a woman, muslim or not, for drinking a beer is redonkulous. But it's an Islamist gov't, so maybe spend the time it would take to write that letter doing/watching something else more constructive.

Lastly, if you're still reading this: Go here for front-line information on 'Caning as punishment in Malaysia'. You might as well know what all the fuss is about. Pictures here are pretty graphic, you've been warned.

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