Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Iranian Nazanin Mahabad Fatehi will find out today if she is to die. Her crime? During an attempted rape she stabbed one of the three men assaulting her and her 16 year old sister. Since he died she was tried and convicted for murder. She managed to get a retrial due to the international condemnation of her first trial, results will be disclosed soon. What she should have done of course was stab herself and her sister, then there would be no shame for her family or the poor rapists. Another choice would be to let the men rape her and her sister, however they would then be subject to 100 lashes under Iranian Sharia Law which they might not have survived. The girls, not the guys, would get the lashes, just in case you don't understand Sharia. If either one was married then they would be guilty of adultery and stoned to death for being raped. Anyway their male relatives would have to kill them regardless because of the shame they would bring their families for being raped. Isn’t Sharia wonderful? Probably too late but there is a petition to stop this insanity but, hey, sign it anyway it’s all we got short of regime change which Bush still doesn’t seem too keen on.