Is Western Civilization Superior?
Of course it is! The real question is, what is the most effective way to spread western values to people who are literally dying without them? Through force? Through free trade? Through the universities? (oh yeah, that's where they teach us about the evil of western civ - never mind)
Shiite Muslim Mohammed Jomahaa cuts the head of his son with a sword during the annual ritual to mark Ashoura Day in the southern Lebanese town of Nabatiyeh, Tuesday March 2, 2004. Ashoura day marks the Shiite Muslim's commemoration of the 7th century killing of their most revered Saint Imam Hussein. Al Hussein was a grandson of Islam's prophet Mohammed and is a symbol of martyrdom for Shiites. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)