Deep thought

“In a culturally confident age, the British in India were faced with the practice of ‘suttee’ — the tradition of burning widows on the funeral pyres of their husbands.  General Sir Charles Napier was impeccably multicultural:  ‘You say it is your custom to burn widows.  Very well.  We also have a custom:  when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them.  Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows.  You may follow your custom.  And then we will follow ours.'”

Mark Steyn, America Alone


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