Image via WikipediaThis article brought back memories of some trips to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Occasionally there would be an article in the Jeddah paper about a public execution that had occurred the Friday before. What made the whole thing macabre was the beheading took place at the end of a Muslim worship service.
I was told that if westerners attended, they made a point of putting them in the front row, where they'd get a real good look at Saudi-style justice.
The image came to mind of a Southern Baptist service in the US or Canada ending with announcements: "at the end of the service today, we will be beheading brother Bob for adultery. Please stick around, if you can. We'll be serving strawberries and cream on the lawn afterwards...."
I just can't understand the mind that uncritically celebrates multiculturalism. To me the unwillingness to differentiate among religions and cultures is an abnegation of rationality. I suspect what is at work in many cases is an effort to deny the supremacy of one particular culture -- western judeo-christianity.
Meanwhile, raise a glass to multiculturalism, and give the sheik a wave -- "see you at the beheading"!