‘The proposal, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, would allow sentencing in cases of sexual abuse committed “without force, threat or trick” before Nov. 16, 2016 to be indefinitely postponed if the perpetrator marries the victim.’ ~ Reuters [Note: the referred-to victims are underaged women.]
Behold! The 21st century. Taking a fast-turn back into barbarism, much of it state-sanctioned.
A stark reminder that on some things you do not negotiate, nor do you permit and entertain them on grounds of ‘culture.’ Some things are outright indecent and criminal no matter what religion, culture, or tradition is invoked in their favor.
Civilized people round the world have been fighting the crime of institutionalized pederasty in the Catholic Church and other Churches for decades, and now it’s time to fight the crime of pederasty in Turkey and wherever else it takes place, wherever it seeks to secure a get-out-of-jail-free card.
End of story.
Those who deem this reaction Western cultural imperialism, hell yeah, it is, cultural imperialism. Call it what you will. The aim is to impose a ban on all pederasty, no exceptions. If you disagree, step right up and explain why. Please. Go ahead.
From your refreshingly unremitting Spin Doctor,
Eyes open, mind sharp.