The veil or death

The NZ Herald reports how a Muslim woman has told a court “she would rather kill herself than give evidence without wearing a veil.”

This does little to reassure me that Islam is not a religion that attracts extremism and has less regard for sanctity of life than is healthy. To value not showing your face over life??

I mean it is fine to be devout, but lets look at how we would react if say a devout Catholic proclaimed that if they were forced to miss Holy Communion, they would rather kill themselves?

Or a devout Jew proclaimed that if there is an earthquake on a Saturday he would rather stay inside and die than turn the lights on to find his way out.

Or a devout Buddhist said that if they accidentially ingested meat they would cut their stomach out rather than digest it?

I mean really we would think they are nuts, wouldn’t we?

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