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My heart goes out to those that sustained serious injury (near the end of the video) during this event.
Originally posted by Deny Arrogance
We get it.
The current regime is evil and unpopular.
There are freedom fighters who need assistance from the USA.
It would be morally wrong to NOT intervene.
Even if it means more budget cuts and higher taxes.
Originally posted by The time lord
Good on them, they were probably gay or something and they were being hanged for it, so it is about time they started becoming human again instead of being brainwashed by sharia diarrhea.
Iran is a constitutional, Islamic theocracy. Its official religion is the doctrine of the Twelver Jaafari School.  Iran's law against blasphemy derives from Sharia. The law against blasphemy complements laws against criticizing the Islamic regime, insulting Islam, and publishing materials that deviate from Islamic standards.  The regime uses these laws to persecute religious minorities such as the Sunni, Bahai, Sufi, and Christians and to persecute dissidents and journalists. Persecuted individuals are subject to surveillance by the "religious police," harassment, prolonged detention, mistreatment, torture, and execution.    The courts have acquitted vigilantes who killed in the belief that their victims were engaged in un-Islamic activities.