THE coach of the Iraqi national tennis team and two of his players were shot
dead in Baghdad, apparently for wearing shorts, in a district where Islamic
radicals have started to enforce brutal, Taleban-style law.
They were fricken tennis players (a subject close to my heart) and for that they get killed. Yeah- democracy is certainly on the march in Iraq- right out the door.
Argh! This is one of those stories that just makes me mad and sick all at the same time. I am tired, so very tired of people (Christian, Muslim, and Jewish alike) forgetting that the whole "Not taking the Lord's name in vain" part of the bible means not killing people because you think God says it's OK. It is not ok to kill someone because they are not doing what you tell them to do.
Ok, so maybe the 10 commandments aren't exactly in the Qur'an- but this is:
"....anyone who murders any person who had not committed murder or
horrendous crimes, it shall be as if he murdered all the people."
Wearing shorts, playing sports, buying mayonaise or being a woman who drives are not horrendous crimes.
Wingnuts of any religious flavor need their screws tightened a bit. They seem to have come loose.