Tim Blair reports The Age's Pamela Bone has questioned why feminists are missing in action over human rights abuse against women in the name of Islam,
The great silence by left-leaning Western feminists, and other large parts of the left, to human rights abuses carried out in the name of Islam is, to see it as its kindest, caused by an overdeveloped sense of tolerance or cultural relativism.
Ahh, cultural relativism. Some time ago I carried a nurse from the Kimberley Area Health service. When I questioned whether or not she was concerned regarding the practise of male aboriginals disfiguring their women, in order other men find them unattractive, she airly dismissed my query with,
'Oh, it's a cultural thing. One can't get involved in cultural practises'.
Maybe this comment on Tim Blair's post is closer to the truth. The final word - criminal.