Even if you are going to watch nothing else over the Internet today, make sure you check out a clip of actress Veena Malik taking on some snake of a mullah on Pakistani television. You can find it here on the (London) Spectator’s website.Here is the video:
Here’s what the Spectator’s Nick Cohen has to say:
If we are going to avoid a clash of civilisations, we are going to need many more like the Pakistani actress Veena Malik. Watch her take on a mullah, who is trying to accuse her of immoral behaviour. This is no small accusation in Pakistan where Islamist death squads and their collaborators in the state intelligence service, operate at will. The talk show setting of the attempt at trial by media is commonplace too. The murder of Salman Taseer followed days of hacks whipping up “Muslim rage” against him.
Instead of being frightened, Malik turns on her accuser and the journalist, who helped set her up, and lets them have it.
Brave, beautiful and utterly magnificent.
A couple of the commenters on Jonah Goldberg's post about this are skeptical of the circumstances.
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After seeing her, I was impressed.
It takes an awful lot of courage to say Muslim clerics rape young boys under their charge and Islam sanctions theft, rape, pillage and murder.
This is one courageous young woman and she told the cleric about how the Prophet showed respect for the woman by standing when she entered his presence but they don't!
And Malik is right her accusers need to clean up their house before they can judge her behavior.
Really powerful stuff and its good to see someone take a stand in the face of such medieval fanatics.
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