I was watching CBS last night and this really bothered me.
A reporter did a story on a member of the Army, Major Jim Crawford, who is stationed in Afghanistan, and how he has adapted to the culture through customs and clothing in an effort to become more accepted.
During the story the reporter was walking with Major Crawford down a public street wearing a full covering and because you could not see that she was a white reporter, it was assumed an Afghan women was walking with a foreigner which apparently is a no-no. The crowd began stoning her. It was not a full on assault so she did not get severely hurt, most likely because Major Crawford is very tall and imposing.
I don't know why this bothered me so much as we all know this happens, and there are many worse videos out there on the net that show this. Yet it just boggles my mind how this culture and so many others seem frozen in a pre-civilization way of how to act towards another human being. The religion has literally created a mindset whereas these people think that this type of behavior is acceptable. They have lost touch of reality. I know there are many more examples of brutality throughout the world and behavior that we here in the comfort of the west would abhor, but since this was CBS I expected they would say something about what happened to her. I'm rambling. Hopefully you get my point.
I had trouble embedding the video but you here's the link. If you want to ignore the rest of the story go to 2:03 to see the reporter getting stones thrown at her. It's not graphic just sad to see. In the name of religion. Another example of why I am an atheist.