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Originally posted by ChrisF231
the same country that had mass hangings of "enemies of the state"
Under Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, homosexuality between consenting adults is a capital crime and official Iranian sources express hostility to homosexual practices.
This is Iran, the same country that had mass hangings of "enemies of the state" in the 1980s and 1990s. To merely call for the deaths of protesters is tame for them ....
Originally posted by punkinworks
Originally posted by redhead57
Back in 80 I dated one of the Iranian students that were here on those visas and stayed after it expired out of fear. His family had been part of the regime of the Shah and when the takeover happened his whole family was nearly wiped out. Change of regime over there is not simple and these people in power are well aware of what they are facing if a coup were to really happen there. I only hope the momentum continues and the people come out in full force, that is the only way this will end well for the people of Iran. IMHO
I had a girl in a couple of high school classes(1980), whos family fled the revolution fearing for thier lives. Her father was an architect or engineer or something cant remember, hardly the kind of person that would be hunted around the globe but they were.
An attempt to kill them was made right here in the US by iranian "students". One day while driving home from work, with his daughter their car was run off the road and riddled with bullets.
I read about the incident in the paper, but details were few and it was reported as a shoot out between the mexican mafia and nuestra famillia, they were having quite the gang war at the time.
A few days later she came to class to say goodbye, with an FBI escort, because they were moving again, this wasnt the first attempt on thier lives.
She was a really nice girl too,it was quite a shock to a group high school sophomores that a foreign power would go to such lengths to get someone.I suspect the revolutions beef with them was that they were christians.
back to the subject at hand, there are several ATS's that are conspicuously absent from this discussion.
Lets see them blame this on the cia.
Revolutionary Iran has a long history of reppressing its people, just a couple of months ago two young men were executed for BEING GAY, thats a civilized society for you.
Or how about the british journalist that was arrested and beaten to death by security forces. Or the untold numbers of non shia muslims that have been dissapeared.
or the non shia mosques that have been bulldozed
or their treatment of non muslim citizens, zororastrians and members of the bahai faith and others.
or the public beateing of women for not covering thier heads
its funny how some people conviently forget such things
Originally posted by Zerbst
reply to post by john124
First, the actual quote, below, states "leading rioters". Did you leave out the "leading" part to enhance this statement?
while a hardline Iranian cleric called for the execution of leading "rioters."
Second, the headline says "RIOTERS", not protesters! There is a significant difference between the two.
*****Iranian cleric says "rioters" should be executed*****
They're calling for executions of protestors..... this fits right in line with what has been reported on CNN and the youtube videos, as they wouldn't be sat drinking tea with those the regime want to execute now would they?
Third, this is the law in Iran! Whether we agree with it, or not, is irrelevant. This fact is also ignored by Obama, which I find very unsettling!
"They should be punished ruthlessly and savagely," he said. Under Iran's Islamic law, punishment for people convicted as "mohareb" is execution.
Lastly, even if this was said and is true, nobody has been executed. This would be a serious matter if it were true. I happen to hold the opinion that this is 100% US propaganda. But hypothetically, if you are the leader of a country that's on the verge of civil anarchy, you should probably try everything you can think of to regain control. That includes statements reminding those citizens of any and all punishments they may face. Especially the nasty ones. Saying it and doing it are completely different acts.
I'd also like to say that I cannot believe everyone responding to this thread overlooked the word "rioters"? Each and every one of you were so eager to bash the governors of Iran, you completely disregarded the entire situation! Spewing nonsense one after the other over your own neglection to diligence! Shame on all of you!
Originally posted by john124
How's it feel to be the last one here in complete denial.....