I've heard from Pakistanis who, while horrified by honor killings and rapes, are embarrassed that it is the barbarism in Pakistan that gets headlines abroad. A word to those people: I understand your defensiveness, for we Americans feel the same about Guantánamo Bay and Abu Ghraib. But rooting out brutality is a better strategy than covering it up, and any nation should be proud to produce someone like Ms. Mukhtaran.
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Pakistani (and American) outrages
In a column about Pakistani mistreatment of women, Nicholas Kirstof includes the following paragraph.