Where is the outrage?
Here is a story out of Iran. An eighteen-year-old girl is going to be executed for unintentionally killing a man who was trying to rape her and her niece.
This story has gotten next to no coverage in the press. A search of yahoo news comes up with only one mention. Where is the National Organization of Women? Oh they're worried about Joe Paterno! What a bunch of knuckleheads.
Some liberals try to excuse any behavior, it goes back to the Cold War and the Soviet Union. They all got up in a tizzy when Pres. Reagan called the Soviet Union the evil empire. They were evil. A country that repressed freedom, killed those who wanted to leave. What does that say? Iran is evil today. They have a madman ruling the country and a judicial system that thinks killing the victim is justice. We need to take Iran's nuclear threat seriously, to not do so will have catastrophic consequences.
Hat tip- Kobayashi Maru
Open Post- Stop the ACLU, Right Wing Nation, Stuck on Stupid, Cao's Blog,
TEHRAN -- An 18-year-old Iranian woman who killed a man that she said tried to rape her has been sentenced to death for murder, according to a press report on Saturday.
The woman identified only as Nazanin claimed self-defense during her trial after she stabbed a man to death in March 2005, the Etemad newspaper reported.
It said that Nazanin, who was 17 at the time, had been out with her niece and their boyfriends on a road west of Tehran when two men started harassing them and then tried to rape them after the boyfriends had run away.
"I committed murder to defend myself and my niece, I did not mean to kill him. I did not know what to do because nobody came to help us," the paper quoted her as saying during her trial.
In January 2005, after seven years of legal wrangling, the Iranian judiciary acquitted a woman who killed a senior police officer that she said had attempted to rape her on the Gulf island of Kish.
The European Union and international human rights groups have been pressuring Iran to stop executing those under age 18, and the UN General Assembly has adopted a non-binding resolution denouncing the practice of executing minors in Iran.
Iran's ultraconservative judiciary has responded to critics by saying that minors are not executed in the Islamic republic. It has also proposed a law that would prohibit the death penalty or flagellation for those who were minors at the time of the crimes.
According to Iranian law, a boy can be executed from the age of 15, and a girl from the age of nine. However, the execution is carried out when the offender is over 18 years old.