Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pluck It Out

Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit links to a story about an Iranian cleric who messed with the wrong woman:

An Iranian cleric said he was beaten by a woman in the northern province of Semnan after giving her a warning for being “badly covered,” the state-run Mehr news agency reported.

Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti said he encountered the woman in the street while on his way to the mosque in the town of Shahmirzad, and asked her to cover herself up, to which she replied “you, cover your eyes,” according to Mehr. The cleric repeated his warning, which he said prompted her to insult and push him.

“I fell on my back on the floor,” Beheshti said in the report. “I don’t know what happened after that, all I could feel was the kicks of this woman who was insulting me and attacking me.”

You know, if more Muslim women had that sort of courage, maybe Islam would be a more reasonable religion.

It also reminds me of one of the stories of the Desert Fathers, related in Thomas Merton's The Wisdom of the Desert:

A monk ran into a part of handmaids of the Lord [Nuns - -Ed.] on a certain journey. Seeing them he left the road and gave them a wide berth. But the Abbess said to him: If you were a perfect monk, you would not even have looked close enough to see that we were women.

Or, as Matthew put it: And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.


russell.j.coller.jr said...

Always look even farther back to the Greeks in ye olden days: "And Oedipus saw that his City was beset by plagues and pestilence, realized the sin was upon his own head... plucked out both eyes ...& wandered away in shame..."

Old NFO said...

LOL, yep, love it when they get slapped down (as they well deserve)!