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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

This is the "religion of peace?"

The recent attempted "honor killing" of 21-year-old Harry Potter actress Afshan Azad by her father and brother illustrates the violence of the so-called "religion of peace." When fathers can murder their daughters over a row about a boy friend and the religion they espouse approves it....what more is there to say?

Most of the victims of "honor killings" are women and most of the murderers are men, often fathers and brothers. (See here.... ) There is no religious sanction against the perpetrators in the Muslim faith. Islam  treats women as chattel and all sins of lust are their fault. Men can have multiple "wives" and keep them like a harem while they collect welfare as "unwed moms". A woman doesn't even have to commit sin to be killed. Read this horrifying story about a fifth grader who "committed suicide" by shooting herself three times in the head (Yeah, right!) after being handed a note by a boy saying, "I love you."

Christianity is under assault today, but the fact is that it was Christ who raised the status and dignity of women. All women in Christianity are invited to imitate Mary, the new Eve. Even the fallen woman is not condemned under the New Covenant. As Jesus said to the woman taken in adultery (Where was the man?) "Neither do I condemn you. Go your way and henceforth avoid this sin." Christianity calls to conversion and goes in search of the lost sheep, not to slaughter it, but to return it to the fold.

Today is the feast of St. Maria Goretti, the little saint of purity who died rather than agree to engage in sex with her assailant. She was stabbed multiple times and suffered greatly before her death the next day. But her sacrifice led to the repentance and conversion of her attacker who was present at her canonization. 

St. Maria Goretti, pray for us.  

1 comment:

Old Bob said...

Hi, Mary Ann. I put the link to Jihad Watch on my Facebook page, and I hope a lot of my friends read it and wise up. Thanks and very best wishes to you!