What Can Be Said?

When a society feels that it must remove a member from its presence, it should make punishment swift and as humane as possible. Not so in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Note the slow death by strangulation inflicted on this woman.

While I may agree that society may sometimes have the need to permanently remove some individuals from its midst, that need should be tempered with a humility that one is stepping into the realm of The Almighty.

Shouts of “God is great,” while a woman is slowly suffocated to death, is plainly barbaric. I have some faith that the Iranian people will someday rise up against the 7th century mullahs that currently have free realm in this theocracy. I only hope they do not wait too long.

WARNING: Images of a barbaric, misogynistic nature are contained in this video.

[YouTube=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb18_G0tqxQ”%5D

Hat tip: Kamingir

By the way; If the voice of the Iranian people was not being heard by the mullahs, then why was this comment made at Friday Prayers by Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami?

“The US has always taken velvet revolution into consideration by promoting Western culture in the society and by causing strife between people and the government through propaganda, organizing certain individuals, psychological warfare and making intentional use of media, intellectual circles, university student’s establishments and feminism movements in order to implement its interfering policies,” he added. Source

They point the finger at the United States? Do the proud Persians have nothing to say? I’m not buying that load of crap. The only reason that was mentioned was because the heat is being felt on the streets of Iran. That heat is being generated by the Iranian people, not by some bloggers 1,000 miles away.

2 Responses to “What Can Be Said?”

  1. serendip Says:

    Now, according to some reports, the four were executed for murder and conspiracy. This might be the case, but, frankly, who the hell knows? Iran’s judiciary routinely trump up ludicrous charges or tag on extra charges like ‘rape’ or ‘murder’ to sow confusion amongst local and international human rights campaigners.

    The process and methods by which these verdicts are arrived are extremely dsyfunctional and arbitrary as well. The judiciary, legal system and courts, in general, in Mullah ruled Iran are absolutely dysfunctional.

    Two different people can be sentenced to two different punishments for exactly the same crime depending on how much each one is favored by those in charge of passing the sentence. If murder, kidnapping, thievary torture and rape was to be applied across the board, then many of the ruling mullahs and their cohorts should have been stoned or hanged to death long ago. Not to mention that many of the articles which currently exist in Islamic government constitution are not adhered to or are generally so vague and codified that one can interpret them any way one wants to and is expedient. Basically, if you’re part and parcel o the regime elite, you can get away with murder and much worse.

    They are highly subjective. Check out capital offense, is actually mentioned in IR constitution including articles 83, 102 and 104??and others.

    Basically, if you’re a Basiji or IRGC (e.g. Lat year murderer Basiji freed after spending a few days in jail see: Iranian.com) or part of the regime, you can get away with anything but if you’re not part of the regime clique, then you’re out of luck.

    Take for example these two cases:

    http://plateauofiran.wordpress.com/2007/07/17/pay-close-attention-stoning-hejab/

    Also consider difference between democracy and theocracy:

    :Democracy, can be defined in terms of “the elected representatives of the people” and their role as “the legislators”. But Theocracy relies on the legislative power of Allah. In other word, “the legislator is Allah through his prophet”.
    Democracy: permits modifications of laws according to the “conditions and needs of the time”. But, Theocracy does not recognize such modifications and accordingly treats the “laws” as “absolute, and unalterable”.
    Democracy: treats every man, all subjects, as equal in the eyes of the law. But Theocracy does not recognize such “equity” and declares that, “in the eyes of the law, Moslems are above Non-Moslems”, just as ‘men are above women”, and accordingly, “religious minorities” are “second-class citizens”. And on top of that, “Non-believers, and non-recognized-religions” are excluded from “civil” treatments.
    Democracy: allows ‘limited power’ and of course, ‘accountability for the head of the state’. (For the sake of these definitions, we need not argue as to whether these criteria are being met at the hands of a democratic system or not, for it does not effect the aforementioned statements)Theocracy: thrives on “unlimited power’ as well as justifies and validates ‘unaccountability’ for the head of the state, the Vali-e (supreme leader). ”

    http://independencelost.blogspot.com/2007/07/theocracy-vs-thoecracy.html

  2. Karridine Says:

    Concur ALL points made by Serendip, above.

    Here is a video (Doug Cameron, Seals & Crofts, Buffy Ste Marie) illustrating the arbitrary and essentially cruel nature of Iranian/Islamic ‘justice’…

    Young girl (Mona) hung to death for teaching childrens’ classes…

    Mona with the Children
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ-UxEbuPag

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