A Perfect Gentleman

As I was poking around at the newly added Policeman’s Blog (see our previous post), I came across an item that featured the video below, in which we learn how a proper Musselman is expected to treat the ladies.

Ah yes, a religion of peace.

Jeez, honey, what do you mean I’m “not romantic”?? Did I ever cause bleeding???
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5 Comments

  1. Kevin Kim says

    What? We’re NOT supposed to bruise them?

    Kevin

    Posted October 18, 2007 at 2:56 am | Permalink
  2. Charles says

    Pshaw, that’s nothing! I mean, how bad can a beating be if it doesn’t draw blood or leave bruises?

    You want some real harshness, how about these:

    * cursing your father or mother – penalty: death
    * adultery – penalty: death
    * homosexuality – penalty: death
    * marrying a woman and her mother – penalty: death by burning
    * bestiality – penalty: death
    * incest – penalty: banishment
    * sexual intercourse during menstruation – penalty: banishment
    * consulting with spirits – penalty: death by stoning
    * prostitution (by daughter of clergy) – penalty: death by burning
    * blasphemy – penalty: death by stoning

    I’m sure Islam has similarly harsh laws (haven’t studied the Koran), but these are actually all from the Law of Moses (Leviticus, chapters 20, 21, and 24 to be specific). Strangely enough, I have heard little of modern Jews killing people for things like this. I wonder why this is. After all, it’s all written down in the Law, is it not?

    Posted October 18, 2007 at 9:54 am | Permalink
  3. Malcolm says

    Well, of course, if you get tired of professing a belief system that was cooked up in the 7th century for tribes of illiterate goatherds, and would rather live a rational modern life as a nonbeliever, don’t forget:

    *apostasy – penalty: death.

    Posted October 18, 2007 at 10:38 am | Permalink
  4. Charles says

    But are those the only two options? Might not it also be possible to live as a believer in tune with rational modern life?

    Posted October 18, 2007 at 10:03 pm | Permalink
  5. Malcolm says

    I suppose that depends upon what it is, exactly, that you believe, and why.

    Posted October 18, 2007 at 10:34 pm | Permalink