Today’s Bearded Savage stories come from Turkey and Pakistan respectively with brief stops in the UAE and Tunisia.
If you like a beer or two or whatever, and you have the misfortune to live in a bearded savage rich environment (or one like Turkey which is becoming more bearded savage friendly by the day) then I’m afraid you have a problem (and if you are a woman who wants a beer then you have even more problems).
Mehmet Ak was walking along minding his own business went he went to buy some bread. He then apparently fell victim to the alcohol phobia of the local bearded savages and he got a kicking for being in possession of beer.
Our second Bearded Savage story comes from, where else, that bastion of freedom and justice, Pakistan. This appalling story comes from a report by a local child protection charity and details how there are possibly thousands of children from Non Muslim groups being kidnapped, raped, tortured and forcibly converted to Islam.
LAHORE: As many as 2,000 women and girls from various minority sects were forcibly converted to Islam through rape, torture and kidnappings, while 161 people were charged with blasphemy in 2011, according to a report by the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC).
Over in the United Arab Emirates, if you are a woman and you live in the UAE, which is one of the more ‘enlightened’ Islamic states BTW, then Bearded Savagery is still a problem for you. A whole host of cultural and religious reasons stop women from reporting rapes and sexual assaults as well as other types of domestic violence.
Finally, in Tunisia,the cradle of the Arab Spring, the deleterious effects of allowing Islam anywhere near the levers or power are starting to be felt with bloggers, journalists and even sculptors feeling the chiling effect of a crack down on various independent voices imposed since the Islamists started their political ascendancy in Tunisia. It just shows that Islam is about as compatible with free speech as communism or fascism is. More Islam equals less free speech.