Sunday, May 15, 2011

An Eye for an Eye: Iran's Blinding Justice System


Iran's judiciary has postponed the blinding of a man as punishment for throwing acid in the face of a young woman in 2004, after she rejected his offer of marriage. The delay came in the face of mounting outcry both inside Iran and in the West over the sentencing, which is permissible under qesas, a principle of Islamic law allowing victims analogous retribution for violent crimes.

The case has stirred passionate interest in Iran since 2004, when Majid Movahedi, a university student, accosted Ameneh Bahrami on a Tehran street and tossed a red bucket of sulfuric acid in her face. Bahrami, an attractive young engineer, had repeatedly spurned Movahedi's proposals and reported his harassment to the police. She was blinded and severely disfigured in the attack, and has spent the intervening years between Iran and Spain undergoing numerous unsuccessful operations to reconstruct her face and repair her sight. [...]


  1. Recipients and PublicityMay 16, 2011 at 3:41 AM

    The Muslims, Iranians and Arabs have not grasped that the world has grown tired of their fanatical antics.

    This illustrates why has lost the battle for the hearts and minds of all humanity because only the most barbarous of people could agree with such "legal punishments" and it is yet another sign of why the Western world has lost patience with Islam and is willing to attack their countries to subdue them, starting with the conquest of Iraq and Afghanistan led by the USA, the Nato and USA attacks to depose Gadafi in Libya, the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, and the readiness to let regimes fall in Tunisia, Egypt and if need be in Syria and Saudi Arabia.

    The Muslims, Iranians and Arabs have not grasped that the world has grown tired of their fanatical antics.

  2. Wait for Jersey girl to come out and defend the Muslims while finding an opportunity to attack Israel

  3. Well, look at the evil crime that the man did.
    The Torah actually states an eye for an eye, and textually this seems to be the Torah punishment. It was later changed to financial restitution by the rabbis for fear of being called "barbaric".

  4. The Iranians would never relent on sentancing women to stoning but they will have mercy on a man.

    This is not progressive.

  5. DT,

    and did we stone people for adultery, or is that also a fiction?


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