Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Third World Turkey?

Some want Turkey to become part of the EU. The US relies on Turkey as an "ally."

Well, some allies are just a little 'different'. Here's an interesting little survey taken in Turkey:

It questioned 430 people, most of them men. When asked the appropriate punishment for a woman who has committed adultery, 37% replied she should be killed.

Twenty-five percent said that she deserved divorce, and 21% that her nose or ears should be cut off.

The survey group was small but the results are a reminder that "honour killing" - a practice where women are murdered for allegedly bringing shame on their family - still has significant support in parts of Turkey.

HT: DhimmiWatch

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