I have to say, this story in the Washington Post takes the prize for concentrated CRAPpiness, especially this unbelievable quote abusing the memory of Neda Agha-Soltan, whose death from a bullet wound during the recent Tehran protests was captured on video:
"Everyone is so shocked to see that beautiful young girl dying and looking so modern and secular," said Azar Nafisi, author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran" and a professor at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.
Does this mean that if she had not looked "so secular and modern" the outrage would have been less?
Actually, that's probably exactly what it means. [Thanks, SP]