Saturday, 31 January 2009

They're at it again!

From the BBC via Pink Triangle:

A taxi driver has been convicted of cruelty for encouraging his 10-year-old son to whip himself during a Shia Muslim ceremony.
Yes son, whipping yourself with blades is a good thing.

After the judge sentenced the unnamed man to 2 years suspended, 180 hours of unpaid work and £500 in costs, Mozammel Hossain, defending, said:
"What he did, it is very clear, was out of devotion - religious - and his love for his son, in a very funny sort of way, and for his God...
He loves his son... his son loves him."
Love? Just run that by me again. LOVE??

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