The President of the BJP Mahila Morcha political party in India, a woman named Smriti Irani, speaking about the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, stated that, “No religion permits the murder of an innocent woman,” but implying that Catholicism is the exception. She made this statement to The Sunday Guardian, a weekly English newspaper for the Dehli market.
She is well and truly on the bandwagon with all those who are exploiting Mrs.Halappanavar’s death ( it is a very big bandwagon but is a somewhat dizzying experience for those on board as it keeps veering to the LEFT!)
Now, let us return to Miss/Mrs.Irani’s statement that “no religion permits the murder of an innocent woman.” What about the Hindu practice of Sati (or Suttee)? This horrifying ritual saw widows burned alive on the funeral pyre of their deceased husbands. It is unclear if they died willingly in the flames or were actually murdered. Hinduism is a religion and it has permitted the murder of some women (those who were unwilling to be burned alive after their husband’s death) and the suicide of others.
Sati (or Suttee) is banned in India, the ban, by the British, dating back to 1829. However, it still occurs in some rural areas of India, and in recent times, as it took place in 1987, 2002, 2006 and 2008.
What of Islam? Does it permit the murder of innocent women? It certainly does. One only has to think of so-called “honour” killings and even female children have been murdered in recent times (by beheading).
Now, in light of the above, did the Indian politician speak the truth when she claimed that “no religion permits the murder of an innocent woman”, as we have clearly shown that some religions do, however, where is the evidence that proves that the Catholic religion was a contributing factor in the death of Savita?