Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Great Moments in Multiculturalism

''You say that 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."

- General Sir Charles Napier on the British plan to abolish the practice of suttee in colonial India

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