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Supposed Killer Of "Iran's Strongest Man" Publicly Executed ...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by the mechanic, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. the mechanic

    the mechanic Active Member

    ... this shows just how disgusting justice (justice?) still is in some cultures. and to add to the horror of such a spectacle, the man they executed was a minor as well. a word of caution: the photographs accompanying the article are graphic ...

    ... the link to the article is HERE ...

    ... no wonder they had a revolution in iran. still some major reform needed though, eh?
     
  2. mission

    mission Full Member

    Thanks for the article...

    Makes me ask 2 questions:

    - a smaller guy killed a bigger guy?
    - Must they hang that man in public?
     
  3. the mechanic

    the mechanic Active Member

    ... i got this from an iranian-american activist's website: "FIVE MINORS HAVE BEEN EXECUTED IN IRAN OVER THE LAST YEAR, including two men under 18 hanged two months ago after being found guilty of homosexuality"

    ... guilty of homosexuality??? holy smokes! you can be guilty of homosexuality in iran? i guess it's not all that surprising though, is it?
     
  4. mission

    mission Full Member

    It's a muslim country so I'm not surprised. I don't think islam allows homosexuality.
     
  5. Vivek Golikeri

    Vivek Golikeri Active Member

    Iran today is where the West was in the 1600's. In Oliver Cromwell's England, such cruel punishments were quite normal. We all know about Torquemada and the Spanish Inquisition. What really began changing western civilization was the 18th century Era of Enlightenment. That led to the French and American revolutions, and to the Declaration of the Rights of Man.

    When the fledgling United States adopted its Constitution in 1789, one of the amendments in our Bill of Rights forbade "cruel and unusual punishments" to prevent the kinds of things done by past tyrannies. Please do not go thinking that there is anything automatically Islamic about such barbarity. The key word here is not Muslim, but BACKWARD.
     

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