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Commentary :: International
This Country Executes Rape Victims and Now Wants the Bomb
23 Jan 2006
Can we really trust a country's leaders with nuclear weapons when they order the execution of a teenage rape victims? This is a country with leaders that have advocated genocide.
Tehran, Iran, Jan. 07 – An Iranian court has sentenced a teenage rape victim to death by hanging after she weepingly confessed that she had unintentionally killed a man who had tried to rape both her and her niece.

The state-run daily Etemaad reported on Saturday that 18-year-old Nazanin confessed to stabbing one of three men who had attacked the pair along with their boyfriends while they were spending some time in a park west of the Iranian capital in March 2005.

Nazanin, who was 17 years old at the time of the incident, said that after the three men started to throw stones at them, the two girls’ boyfriends quickly escaped on their motorbikes leaving the pair helpless.

She described how the three men pushed her and her 16-year-old niece Somayeh onto the ground and tried to rape them, and said that she took out a knife from her pocket and stabbed one of the men in the hand.

As the girls tried to escape, the men once again attacked them, and at this point, Nazanin said, she stabbed one of the men in the chest. The teenage girl, however, broke down in tears in court as she explained that she had no intention of killing the man but was merely defending herself and her younger niece from rape, the report said.

The court, however, issued on Tuesday a sentence for Nazanin to be hanged to death.

Last week, a court in the city of Rasht, northern Iran, sentenced Delara Darabi to death by hanging charged with murder when she was 17 years old. Darabi has denied the charges.

In August 2004, Iran’s Islamic penal system sentenced a 16-year-old girl, Atefeh Rajabi, to death after a sham trial, in which she was accused of committing “acts incompatible with chastity”.

The teenage victim had no access to a lawyer at any stage and efforts by her family to retain one were to no avail. Atefeh personally defended herself and told the religious judge that he should punish those who force women into adultery, not the victims. She was eventually hanged in public in the northern town of Neka.

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Comments

Re: This Country Executes Rape Victims and Now Wants the Bomb
23 Jan 2006
How many alleged witches did "people' of massachusetts burn alive.
Re: This Country Executes Rape Victims and Now Wants the Bomb
23 Jan 2006
Iran is a threat to the entire world. This country has been a rogue state since Jimmy Carter allowed the fascists Ayatollah Khomeni to come topower. The moment this tyrant took power he vowed all out war against civilization and anyone who tried to bring Iran into line with the thinking of the 20th century. He and his henchmen vowed the total dstruction of the west to include Europe and Russia. His successors have carried on that vow, except that they have embraced the 20th and 21st century science of nuclear weaponry. They are committed to holding the world hostage and must be stopped before they get the chance.
Re: This Country Executes Rape Victims and Now Wants the Bomb
23 Jan 2006
Answer to the Troll. None. Read your history books.
Re: This Country Executes Rape Victims and Now Wants the Bomb
24 Jan 2006
How many innocent people have american judges sentenced to life (or death) for survivng while black who were raped in prison before going to the electric chair? Who has 100 times more people sentanced to life in prison for crimes commited as children than the entire rest of the world combined?
Who wants us to commit suicide by Iran?
Re: This Country Executes Rape Victims and Now Wants the Bomb
24 Jan 2006
So, if Iran detonates a nuke they can make ammends for all of the percieved misjustices mentioned by The Troll and Who? yeah, that makes sense.

Is this country perfect ? No, far from it, but you don't want so Islama-nazi who's goal is an Islamic World getting a hold of nuclear weapons. You know, the same person who has come right out and said that they WIll destroy Israel and the US.

I may be wrong, but if these "people" decide to set off a nuke(s) in the US ( beginning and end of WW III, we'd retaliate, i.e. grow mushrooms in the Mid East), whether deployed by missile or smuggled in across the border (most likely) I don't think they'll warn people like The Troll or Who ahead of time. Hint to Troll and Who: Despite your foolish rantings on IMC and the fact that you hate bush, the Islama_nazis want you dead too because you are an infidel. You can't negotiate with these people.
ABOVE POST SHOULD BE HIDDEN - reason- HATEFUL
24 Jan 2006
I think that any post that equates Islam with Nazism should be hidden.

Also, referring to certain human beings as "people" in quotes is dehumanizing and also grounds for hiding this post.
Re: This Country Executes Rape Victims and Now Wants the Bomb
24 Jan 2006
What you call "Israel" is ZIonist occupied Palestine. How can Palestine be liberated from the ZIonist crusaders if "Israel" is not destroyed? In the current intifada, over 400000 ZIonists packed up and left the ZIonist crusader state. It is they who have shown the world world, including Iran and the ZIonists that palestine can be liberated without destroying the ZIonists. All the ZIonists have to do is end thier bloodsoaked crusade, get out of all of palestine and never torment the Palestinians again.

So what if Iran would destroy "Israel"? That would be no more offensive than Saladin destroying the allegedly Christian crusader states.

And the fact that we would bomb the crap out of Iran if they attacked the US is a deterant. How many countries have the Iranians attacked? How many Vietnamese have Iranians killed?

They may hate us and ME too, because I am an infidel. They may not. But they are a clear minority even in thier own lands. Look at OBL, he started out ranting about American troops in Saudi lands. Obviously, any of THEM who hate ME because I am an infidel would have joined up with OBL or some Shiite outfit at the same time those who hate the US troops being in Saudi lands were joining up. But OBL and other groups didn't get many takers willing to die because I am an infidel.

And OBL had to adopt real world issues like sanctions against Iraq killing hundreds of thousands and Democraps and Republitrash supplying Zionist crusaders with the means to destroy our palestinian neighbors lives and lifes. THEN, he got the people willing to kill me, and themselves. NOT when he was ranting about US troops in Saudi lands.

Plus there is the fact that I am a Christian. I do not fear those who could take my life but those who could destroy my soul by convincing me to be the pre-emptive offender. Woe unto the world for offenses must come, but woe onto those by whom those offenses come. So I will continue to treat my neighbors as I would have them treat me, as the Christ said to.

And I don't care if you or Iranians hate me because I am a Christian. My path is straight and my gate in narrow.