The Moral Relativist Left in Canada isn’t outraged by the practices of murdering women and sexually mutilating children. Â But they are outraged if someone dares to call these abuses “barbaric”:
Michael Kravshik reports at Front Page Mag:
Cultural relativism has reached a new point of absurdity in Canada when the â€œbarbarityâ€ of female genital mutilation and honor killings is questioned and becomes a controversy.
A recently introduced manual by the Government of Canada intended to teach newcomers about Canadian values and Canadian society has been met with ongoing hostility from left-wing Canadians and politicians over the choice of words in describing female genital mutilation and honor killings. Jinny Sims, the immigration critic of the opposition New Democratic Party of Canada, suggested the word â€œbarbaricâ€ mightÂ â€œstigmatize some cultures.â€
[…] Â Â Taking up the relativist banner was also none other than Justin Trudeau, front-runner for leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada, and son of the infamous Canadian Prime Minister who brought multiculturalist policy to Canada. He attacked the Conservatives for using the term â€œbarbaric,â€ andÂ suggestedÂ that the term was a â€œpejorativeâ€ and that â€œthere needs to be a little bit of an attempt at responsible neutrality.â€
Read more at Front Page Mag
“Neutrality” on murder and sexual mutilation? Â Are you kidding me???
Now, Amnesty International, which supposedly exists to fight for human rights, is objecting to calling a spade a spade:
Recently, I penned an article about Â an Amnesty International initiative: an art project for which the organization had commissioned artists and designers to address the devastating problem of female genital mutilation, or FGM â€“ using 8,000 paper rose petals.Â The petals had been gathered as part of a petition action to bring attention to â€“ and to end â€“ the practice of FGM, and were each signed by a member of the public who participated in the petition.Â It was a laudable project, and I said so.
Amnesty responded with great appreciation for my story â€“ but took exception to one detail.Â I hadÂ called FGM â€œbarbaric,â€ and, said an Amnesty official, â€œwe try not to use this word.â€Â In an e-mail, she explained, â€œThe use of the word â€˜barbaricâ€™ suggests that the people who do this are less than human, which isnâ€™t so because they are being led by social pressure which is what needs to be fought. So we avoid using this word to not judge the people.â€
Overlooking the fact that â€œbarbaric,â€ which means simply â€œuncultured,â€ â€œuncivilized,â€ or â€œuneducated,â€ does not quite suggest â€œless than human,â€ I could not help but wonder about the â€œnot to judge themâ€ part.Â After all, if you set out to change a thing â€“ a behavior, a place, a customÂ (and especially if you set out to end it) â€“ havenâ€™t you already implicitly expressed a judgment?Â And how is calling a custom, a practice, â€œbarbaric,â€ conferring a judgment on the people who perform it?
[…] Â Â If, say, a Park Avenue Protestant family carried out FGM on their daughter, that, too, after all, would be barbaric. And anyone would be right to say so.Â But barring the use of that word, should we use another one, like â€œdifferent?â€Â But wait â€“ isnâ€™t â€œdifferentâ€ somewhat alienating, as well? Does it not imply a judgment?
And so on. At this rate, the only workably acceptable term would seem to be â€œnormalâ€ or â€œokay.â€
And it is not.
These are the times I worry that we stand upon a precipice, and fear for the ideas and the ideals that form the fundament of civilization and democracy. Â We censor words and language, as Howard says, bending our knee to the tyranny of political correctness, concerning ourselves more with the sensitivities of the perpetrators than the lives and safety of the victims.
Read more at the Clarion Project
Some things are just EVIL, and SHOULD be called “barbaric!” There’s no other way to describe them! Â But according to the Left, the only thing that’s “barbaric” is criticizing the EVIL practices of an EVIL “religion” that glorifies misogyny and child abuse!
Islam and Sexuality, a Presentation by Ann Barnhardt
Women Under Islam: Female Genital Mutilation
The Violent Oppression of Women in Islam
Violent Sexual Obsession and Rape as Expression of Islamic Spirituality
A Complete Guide to Pedophilia in Islam