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To: Savage Beast
What those Mastoi men failed to acknowledge is that they themselves destroyed whatever honor they might have had and they utterly dishonored their "caste" by this "revenge rape" of a vulnerable, defenseless, and innocent woman.

The issue is one of translation. "Honor" is the wrong word here. There is no English word to describe it, but "face" comes close. The clan felt that they had been "disrespected", or "dissed" in slum slang. And just like a slum gang, they cannot afford to let people think that they can be "dissed" without bad things happening to somebody.

These Pakistanis have no concept of "honor" in the Western sense

37 posted on 01/27/2007 6:51:39 PM PST by SauronOfMordor (Never try to teach a pig to sing -- it wastes your time and it annoys the pig)
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To: SauronOfMordor
...no concept of "honor" in the Western sense"

Yes. Obviously.

61 posted on 01/28/2007 8:28:47 AM PST by Savage Beast ("Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.")
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