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О национальных традициях и уважении к ним. 
15th-Nov-2015 11:14 pm
Подкинули рассказик фантастический на русском, про уважение к национальным традициям. Полез искать реальный случай, про который я недавно услышал, который мог бы быть взят за основу. На русском к сожалению не нашёл. Вики приписывает фразу про уважение к обычаям Чарльзу Напиру.

A story for which Napier is often noted involved Hindu priests complaining to him about the prohibition of Sati by British authorities. This was the custom of burning a widow alive on the funeral pyre of her husband. As first recounted by his brother William, he replied:

"Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs."
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