The Actions Of Barbarians

Two years ago, the Iranian clerical courts had a 16-year old girl executed. Her crime? She was raped by a 51 year old former Revolutionary Guard member. The BBC actually published this story, which surprises me. They did go to some tortured convolutions of language describing the girl and her rapist as having a relationship. Yeesh.

On 15 August, 2004, Atefah Sahaaleh was hanged in a public square in the Iranian city of Neka.

Her death sentence was imposed for "crimes against chastity".

The state-run newspaper accused her of adultery and described her as 22 years old.

But she was not married – and she was just 16.

Sharia Law

In terms of the number of people executed by the state in 2004, Iran is estimated to be second only to China.

In the year of Atefah's death, at least 159 people were executed in accordance with the Islamic law of the country, based on the Sharia code.

Since the revolution, Sharia law has been Iran's highest legal authority.

Alongside murder and drug smuggling, sex outside marriage is also a capital crime.

As a signatory of the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, Iran has promised not to execute anyone under the age of 18.

But the clerical courts do not answer to parliament. They abide by their religious supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, making it virtually impossible for human rights campaigners to call them to account.

Read the whole thing. It's quite sickening. The most sickening thing? The execution was carried out in public. The authorities put a noose around her neck and hoisted her to the top of a crane. For those of you who do not understand this, this is slow strangulation and exceedingly cruel. These are the actions of barbarians.

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  2. Blackhawk says:

    That’s what’s wrong with an ‘Islamic’ state. No one can define Sharia law, so, when applied, it quickly degenerates into this kind of twisted, dark-aged load of contradictory and hypocritical combination of perverted interpretations of the Koran, lingering stereotypes, and outright prejudices.

    This is why Kamal Attaturk insisted on a separation of mosque and state in Turkey. He saw this kind of crap coming 100 years ago..

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  4. LARWYN says:

    Blonde girls in Norway are dying their hair
    dark brown and black to protect themselves.
    They are told that it is the way Western women dress that incites the Muslim men who are not really to blame!

    Read the Gates of Vienna post that documents the covering up of rapes and note the Norwegian authorities blaming the victims.

    Norwegian Authorities Still Covering Up Muslim Rapes

    The EU is “welcomming” Sharia. When you don’t have children and grandchildren you are only concerned that the “Alligator” begins his eating after you are gone.

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