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Old 01-29-2008, 12:33 AM
Andrya6 Andrya6 is offline
 
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I have to take exception to the Reza’s idea that it’s OK that the Muslim clergy who officiated at the funeral of the girls killed by their father spoke only of the need for “strong families”.

I certainly agree that domestic violence, and even the belief that domestic violence is acceptable, is not confined to, or typical of, Islam. However, if a clergy of any faith presides at the funeral of someone who was murdered under conditions considered “culturally acceptable” that clergyman has a responsibility to speak up and say “this is not right”.

I grew up in the late 50s/ 60s with a devoutly Christian father who was bipolar and paranoid, who beat me constantly based on bizarre scenarios- sometimes to the life-threatening point. In 50s/60s Christian America, that was considered “a father’s prerogative”. I regularly went to school covered with bruises (and frequent broken bones), and no teacher, or neighbor, or relative, nor my parish priest, ever questioned this. However, in the long fight to make child abuse unacceptable, it was ESSENTIAL that people start to say “this is wrong”.

And for what it’s worth, I have attended the funeral of a domestic violence victim where the clergy running the service did take the time to say “this is wrong- she should not have been killed”. If enough people say that, enough times, it does make a difference.
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