A friend is forever banging on about burkas being the choice of the wearer. I say it’s a choice between wearing a sack or being shunned or punished. This is a choice that men don’t have to make. Doesn’t sound like much of a choice to me.
There was no abberation of faith here. The hammer blows of secular law wont allow theists from killing people of other faiths or of no faith any more. Their violence is celebrated in the Christian bible.
Fundamentalist Islam’s celebration of the 911 attacks is the same celebration that the US had at the death of bin Laden (WWJD – was that turning the other cheek) or victories in Afghanistan or Iraq. It is the celebration of killing someone of a different faith. It is the denial of that person’s humanity.