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Thursday, April 19, 2007

This is What Theocracy Looks Like

posted by on April 19 at 9:21 AM

Okay, our Supreme Court is bad. But Iran’s is worse.

Six members of a state militia that routinely attacks reformist politicians and violently breaks up pro-democracy meetings had been convicted of murder by lower courts. But the Iranian Supremes overturned the lower courts’ decisions.

According to the Supreme [Court]… the killers, who are members of the Basiji Force, volunteer vigilantes favored by the countryís supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, considered their victims morally corrupt and, according to Islamic teachings and Iranís Islamic penal code, their blood could therefore be shed

And what were these moral bankrupts guilty of? Well, one 16 year-old girl—immediately hanged in public after an improvised trial—was suspected of “chastity crimes.” A young couple—engaged to be married—was executed for walking together in public.

In other Iran news: John McCain jokes about bombing Iran…

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I find McCain's hygiene practices more disgusting than his lame joke.

Posted by DOUG. | April 19, 2007 9:50 AM

as unspeakable as that is... it wasn't all too long ago that 16 year old black boys were hung for looking at white women in the 'wrong way' here in the u.s. of a. with or without improvised trials. we're not that far ahead.

Posted by JudithBjini | April 19, 2007 2:10 PM

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