It is a tragedy, a horror, a crime against humanity. The details of the murders – of the women beheaded, burned to death, stoned to death, stabbed, electrocuted, strangled and buried alive for the "honour" of their families – are as barbaric as they are shameful. Many women's groups in the Middle East and South-west Asia suspect the victims are at least four times the United Nations' latest world figure of around 5,000 deaths a year.No more the need to be 'culturally sensitive', to shy away from 'imperialism'.
No, we must now waste even more of our blood and resources bringing our civilising influence to bear on those Robert has suddenly decided are against the pale.
And this has, of course, been picked up as The Right Thing To Do®, and Twitter and the blogs have been alive with agreement.
Problem is, we can't seem to do much about such cases here in our own country, so quite what he expects us to do half-way around the world is unclear:
A couple and their son who put a pregnant women through “sustained episodes of violence” have been given suspended prison sentences.How about we start closer to home, eh? Let's see you pontificating on that, instead, Robert.
Let's see serious jail time for the savages in our midst, before we yet again take up arms in other parts of the world....