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Take honour killings, for example: an ancient Middle Eastern "custom" in which the statistically worst offenders aren't even Muslims but the Yazidi.

It's funny you mention that.  Back when we and our BFFs, the Kurds, were trying to prevent Daesh from slaughtering/starving all the Yazidis, I also had to shake my head a fair bit at the press treatment -- which, of course, everybody (at least in the states) believed -- of the Yazidis as these peaceful, snuggly little oddball Pagans.  The honor killings were the first thing that always came to mind, given their propensity for getting into the news for them.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Mon Jun 6th, 2016 at 11:06:38 AM EST
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