Saturday, March 31, 2007

In a fair world

I saw some videos of the British sailors and marines who were captured by Iran, after doing shipping inspections in international waters. How all this will play out, I don't know. What I found interesting was that the sole British female among the captives is seen wearing a head scarf. There is no evidence that she was particularly interested in wearing a head scarf before she was captured, so one must assume that she was pressured/required to do so by her captives. In a fair world, this would mean that the British would be justified in forcing arrested Iranian women to remove their head scarfs and appear on TV. Thankfully this isn't a fair world, and I assume the British will retain their traditional sense of decency rather than standing on their rights.


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