Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Actual Intolerance

This is what "militancy" and "intolerance" look like:

The governor of Punjab province, Salman Taseer, was shot dead as he got into his car at an upmarket shopping centre.

The Punjab governor was an outspoken critic of religious extremists and had called for the scrapping of the death penalty for the crime of blasphemy.

... the killer quickly confessed to the crime and had apparently worked for the governor on five or six previous occasions.

"He confessed that he killed the governor himself because he had called the blasphemy law a black law" ...
This is vile and has no place in civilized society. It bears no resemblance to, say, writing trenchant remarks in a book or putting an ad on the side of a bus.

(via Pharyngula)

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