Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Porch Light's On But Nobody's Home

A month ago in the remote village of Baba Kot, Pakistan, five women decided to defy tribal elders and arrange their own marriages in a civil court. Local leaders were outraged and the women were beaten, shot and thrown into a ditch. They were still breathing as their bodies were covered with rocks and mud. Buried alive!

And as if that wasn't barbaric enough, a Pakistani lawmaker on Saturday defended the act. "These are centuries-old traditions, and I will continue to defend them. Only those who indulge in immoral acts should be afraid."

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