Is this an Islam thing, or a Liberia thing?...

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    Your link just goes to a directory ....
     
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    Thx, hj.

    I don't know if it's an Islam thing or a Liberian thing.

    If you believe the Liberian Ambassador what happened is not the norm for there and I can say that I have talked to Muslims who don't think this way.

    Fortunately, their "shame" doesn't make what happened any less illegal. In this case our country's laws trump their "15th century culture."
     
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    It's more than an Islam thing, unfortunately. A lot of people will blame the victim in situations like this. I would go into more detail but I got slammed last time I brought up anything like this so I'm going to stay quiet. :)
     
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    It's an ignorant, misogynistic, third-world, totalitarian, oppressive, cave-man mentality thing...
     
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    This isn't rational at all, but I might understand the "tough guy" place, in the gut, where it comes from. The whole "why wasn't I there to stop it" Superman phenomena. As if you should be everywhere at everytime protecting your women....obviously not....but you may still feel shame/fault for not just as a natural, irrational reaction.
     
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    You're right.

    But I found out that there is a career fair at the Arrowhead Country Club in Scottsdale, AZ.

    Pretty fuckin' sweet!
     
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    It seems there should be a long and tough class on American laws and on what happens to you when you don't abide by them. I know this sort of thing is rather rare, but it does happen - I have heard of a case here in Sweden - and I thought of the same 'solution' (well, I don't think it would solve it completely) - and that is to really impress it on them that even though this country is welcoming them with open arms, it wants something in exchange - them recognizing that our laws trump their customs. They can then freely decide whether they are so close to their customs they'd rather go back to their country and be part of some collateral damage, or live peacefully in another country.

    I know this sounds a bit tough, especially since I'm almost ceaselessly on the side of immigrants, refugees, etc., but this sort of shit gets my blood boiling and it needs to be dealt with decisively, not just some half-assed bullshit way.

    What ideas do you have about it?

    PS: I am NOT going to engage in the half-wit 'is it a Liberia thing or a Muslim thing' because that will not solve anything and it will only end up in name-calling, further hatred, and stereotyping.
     
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