Pakistani Leader Assassinated
Some religion of peace and tolerance. From FoxNews:
A Pakistani minister and woman's activist was shot dead Tuesday by an Islamic extremist for refusing to wear the veil.
Zilla Huma Usman, the minister for social welfare in Punjab province and an ally of President Pervez Musharraf, was killed as she was about to deliver a speech to dozens of party activists, by a "fanatic", who believed that she was dressed inappropriately and that women should not be involved in politics, officials said.
Usman was a true leader of women's rights in a region where women are considered to be little better than property. I have no doubt that we will hear some mention of this from the White House, and many other quarters denouncing her assassination by this Muslim fanatic. What I don't know is if we will hear any denouncement from organizations such as CAIR or NOW. I'll be surprised if either one comes forth with such. We'll see, as I would like to be proved wrong.
What is disturbing is that it should happen in the 21st Century, not in the 6th Century. Regardless, the murder of a woman for such a stupid "offense" as not wearing a veil should be decried far and wide.