Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Women ...

... wanting them dead that is. In an angry article this is what Christopher Hitchens has to say about the London bombs,

Only at the tail end of the coverage was it admitted that a car bomb might have been parked outside a club in Piccadilly because it was "ladies night" and that this explosion might have been designed to lure people into to the street, the better to be burned and shredded by the succeeding explosion from the second car-borne cargo of gasoline and nails. Since we have known since 2004 that a near-identical attack on a club called the Ministry of Sound was proposed in just these terms, on the grounds that dead "slags" or "sluts" would be regretted by nobody, a certain amount of trouble might have been saved by assuming the obvious. The murderers did not just want body parts in general but female body parts in particular.

The last person I can remember openly voicing such sentiments was one Peter Sutcliffe. I think that he too claimed to hear voices from God. As Hitchens says, 'The least we can do, confronted by such radical evil, is to look it in the eye (something it strives to avoid) and call it by its right name'. I don't recall the press having as much trouble doing this with the Yorkshire Ripper.

(via Will at the Drink-soaked Trots)

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