Ecclesiastical and political pragmatism, with a beat
Saturday, September 5, 2009
What the world needs now is more medieval misogyny. Not. Though its Muslim culture has always been relatively conservative, Gaza's self-appointed church laddies, the New York Timesreports, are turning up the heat when it comes to women's clothing and public displays of affection. Cover up, women, lest "the devil play in the minds of men." The good news is that even the Hamas-controlled government is worried that it's going too far. Dealing with lunatics can tempt a regime with the heavenly ways of moderation.