Sunday, May 03, 2009

Bad Blood


"A RISING musical star was allegedly shot dead by her own brothers in the conservative city of Peshawar in Pakistan last week after she had appeared on television.
The murder of Ayman Udas, who was in her early thirties and newly married, has shocked the city’s artistic community because it symbolises a backlash against women and cultural freedom in an area that is increasingly dominated by Islamic funda-mentalists."

Where is the line between Religious freedom and Religious domination and oppression. Is it freedom of religion when a 40yr old latter day saint abuses a teenage girl? Is it relious freedom when fundamentalist parents indoctinate the children into backward looking culture?
Maybe it like the old saying. Your right to freedom of religion ends at the other guys nose.