Posted by: Christian | March 1, 2007

Totally out of context quote #1

March 1, 2007.

“In the Pakhtun [Pashtun] world, the rifle is the symbolic marker of a man’s identity as a man. To take away someone’s rifle is therefore extremely provocative; to do so in front of his wife is far worse, virtually a form of sexual assault which conveys the message that the wife is the assailant’s to possess.”

-Anthropologist David B. Edwards on page 74 of his book “Heroes of the Age: Moral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier.” (University of California Press, 1996)


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