Moral priorities in order: girl severely burned and in danger of death — fine. Girl wearing lipstick — way out of bounds.
Sharia Alert: “Girl set alight for wearing lipstick,” from AAP, October 19 (thanks to all who sent this in):
An 11-year-old girl has been set on fire by a relative in India’s northern city of Jaipur for wearing lipstick and being inappropriately dressed.
Police say the girl suffered burns over 90 per cent of her body and her chances of survival are bleak.
They’ve arrested her great uncle who allegedly poured kerosene on the girl and set her alight yesterday.
Investigators say the 55-year-old man, a conservative Muslim, told the police he was enraged at the girl wearing lipstick and being scantily dressed.
But relatives have accused the man of trying to molest the girl and setting her on fire when she objected.