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posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 05:56 PM
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Originally posted by Tenaciousd
What do Canadians hate????
being told we can no longer say Merry Christmas but instead use happy holidays or seasons greetings.

In the very multicultural environment where I worked...turns out it was the complaints from the Jehova's Witnesses that shut down Christmas.


...Just because some uneducated, idiot reporter with an agenda wrote a ridiculous article, that couldn't be farther from the truth, to garner attention and sell copies doesn't mean its true. Cmon everybody isn't that why we come to this forum? Because we know main stream media is just liner for the bird cage, right.


The article is true...I provided the link to the Iranian Media and the Foreign Ministry announcement.

Just Sayin'...
edit on 20-11-2010 by JohnnyCanuck because: (no reason given)




posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 07:55 PM
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I am not doubting that the article you posted was indeed printed or "true" I was implying that just because it is in print doesn't necessarily guarantee it validity and credence. Anyone can formulate a story and back it up with "factual" info just by being biased to whom they interview and where they obtain their information. I live in Toronto and if anything we go overboard trying to appease every individuals own belief and religious wants and needs. Individuality can be a good thing but sadly it often supersedes national pride and patriotism in todays societies in the west. The rights and traditions we abolish these days without consideration for the men and women who sacrificed their lives to obtain them in the first place will never be gotten back without further wars.

I often wonder why do those fleeing countries because of the judicial and societal injustices incurred upon them feel it necessary and in some cases their right to impose the same injustices on us they fled from?

Immigrants are welcome to practice their beliefs in the sanctity of their own homes but should also embrace and learn the practices of the country they came to that made it a safe haven and place for new opportunities for them, not change them and force opinions on us that we spinelessly curb to in an effort to be "politically correct"



posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 07:58 PM
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reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
 


By the way, I love your siggy I hope you don't mind that I stole it.
We Canadians are unique in the sense that we have an open door policy and really care about individuals. Sadly for a select few this is also atrait that can be easily exploited and when taken advantage of fails all levels of our society and creates tension on our peoples and stress on our economic system.





posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 10:57 PM
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"reply to post by oozyism
 


and do you not hate yourself? your avatar contains the prediction "2015 complete US breakdown"

- that could be interpreted as either anti-american or just a healthy case of paranoia!



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 12:15 PM
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Originally posted by oozyism
reply to post by SphinxMontreal
 


It is a shame that the West is destroying the credibility of the UN Human Rights Organization by using it as a political tool.

It is such a backward policy



That is quite possibly the funniest statement I have seen on this board in quite awhile. The UNHRO hasn't had any credibility since it's inception. Only now that the West uses it like everyone else.....Now you don't like it ........that's funny.

The one thing I don't get about political correctness and multiculturalism is why the dominate culture in an area is expected to become castrated when it comes to their own customs and culture in their own lands. I can't mention Christmas yet we have to be "understanding" everyother holiday from another country??? I don't get that. When do those other cultures get to be "understanding" of my culture and ways in my own Country?????

We should be preaching assimilation instead of multiculturalism, IMO. People need to become real citizens of the country they move to....not alien visitors who never join in the melting pot. You can meld and still keep your own culture and customs intact for the most part.

Off my soapbox now..........



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 12:52 PM
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reply to post by Secularist
 


Check this out, Oozy. This is how Canadians and liberal Americans defend their Islamophobia.

They begin by bashing the Qur'an and Islam more generally as a religion of violence and hatred. Sometimes attacks on other religions are made, which makes the attacker seem generally anti-religious. These minor side-attacks on Christianity and Judaism are usually off-topic and are made to emphasize that the poster isn't only Islamophobic; they fear every religion.

Then they make exceptions. Oh, not every Muslim believes this, surely not. Some of them are sensible and modern. But then they say that if you are a peaceful Muslim, you are a bad Muslim. These Islamophobes and aggressive atheists repeat this argument all over the place. If you don't fit into my negative stereotype of your religion, you are a bad member of your faith.

The last argument that Secularist uses is another common Islamophobic one. All Muslims worship the same God, therefore all Muslims have the same understanding of what that god stands for, therefore all Muslims understand God in the same way that fundamentalists do. Notice that he is lumping the majority of Muslims in with the minority of aggressive, radical leaders.

I doubt that Christians would buy into this line of reasoning about their own religion. All Christians worship the same god, therefore all Christians have the same understanding of that God, therefore all Christians are Lutherans. It doesn't hold up, but ignorant Islamophobes would "rather be safe than sorry" and demonize all Muslims.

reply to post by Tenaciousd
 


This, though, this is just ignorant as all get out.

-having a gathered protest that shuts down a major highway through town to protest a war that we are sending Canadian soldiers over to die defending the same people protesting.

THANK YOU CANADA FOR DROPPING BOMBS ON MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND SENDING MONEY TO THE PEOPLE THAT ARE KILLING MY FAMILY AND DESTROYING MY CULTURE.I AM SO GRATEFUL.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 12:58 PM
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Don't act like you're the victim here. The government cannot support one religious festival and not another. The official bodies in this country cannot wish everyone a Merry Christmas or a Happy Hanukkah or anything else because they would be favouring and sanctioning one religion at the expense of others. YOU are allowed to say anything you please. YOU are allowed to wish anybody a merry Christmas. YOU are free to celebrate whatever holiday you please. The STATE cannot do these things. The STATE has a duty to be impartial to all citizens.

Who wants to wager that Pavil here would be furious if the government honoured Ramadan but not Christmas?

Who wants to wager that, beneath his supposed tolerance of other cultures, is an implicit desire to keep Canada predominantly Christian, Anglophone, and (dare I say it) European?



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 01:14 PM
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Oozyism, you cannot be racist towards a religeon, your avatar should read bigotry or maybe even sectarianism (you could use antisemitic, but over the years thats lost its true meaning and people associate it more with hatred towards just Jews)

But as for your topic, hatred is spread the world throughout, and you will find it is the minority that are responsible. For instance, here in the UK we had the poppy burning extremists, a small minority of muslims who need deported, i hate them, i would quite happily spit at them.

But I don't hate all muslims, I work with a few, I socialise with them, and they are warm, considerate people.

However on the other side of the coin, there is small minority of white British people who seem to have a swastika obsession and no humanity whatsoever (EDL / BNP), i would quite happily spit in their faces too, and deport them to their own little island, or stick them on the same raft as the Muslim extremists and let them deal with each other.

The point of my story is, in the "civilised" world, the haters, the bigots, the homophobes are the minority and you shouldn't worry to much about them, they will get their just desserts one day.
edit on 21/11/10 by woogleuk because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by SmedleyBurlap
reply to post by pavil
 


Who wants to wager that Pavil here would be furious if the government honoured Ramadan but not Christmas?

If I were in a Predominately Muslim Country... I would expect that. If I am in a predominately Christian Country, I would expect the opposite. If I am in a Western Predominantly Christian Country, I would expect to have people celebrate Christmas openly without having to dumb it down and be PC correct and have it be a Happy Holiday or have Easter be a "Spring Holiday". I'm talking society in general not the State sanctioning a certain religion. You seem to be hung up on that.

I would also support the right of the Muslim community to celebrate Ramadan in my own Country, heck you can even put up a display at city hall, just as long as I get to display my religion too. The state shouldn't support one religion over another, but it sure could allow all of them to be displayed.



Who wants to wager that, beneath his supposed tolerance of other cultures, is an implicit desire to keep Canada predominantly Christian, Anglophone, and (dare I say it) European?
.

You can dare say "European", but I would suggest British-Franco would be more politically correct. LOL. See how easy it is to bandy about nametags. And I am quite sure our Canadian neighbors would feel even different about your choice of words.

You just don't get it I guess. You can be tolerant, yet still wish to keep your identity. By staying in your home Country, you get to do that. Others who come to YOUR COUNTRY have to adapt first and foremost. If I were to immigrate to another country, I would expect myself to change to reflect that new society.

If you immigrate, you need to assimilate with your new Country. You adopt the country, the laws and for the most part, the culture of your new home Country you have picked. I'm not asking Muslim or Bahai or Hindu's to convert, keep your religion and customs, just don't expect your new adopted society to change to meet them. With assimilation, the burden of change is on the immigrant.

If you don't like that.........Move to another Country then.


BTW..... you may wonder why I selected Bahai as one of the religions........how well are they doing in Iran????? Just wondering........ If you don't know the answer, research it.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 10:34 PM
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reply to post by pavil
 
"If you immigrate, you need to assimilate with your new Country. You adopt the country, the laws and for the most part, the culture of your new home Country you have picked. I'm not asking Muslim or Bahai or Hindu's to convert, keep your religion and customs, just don't expect your new adopted society to change to meet them. With assimilation, the burden of change is on the immigrant."
Is that how it worked in the US,Canada,and any other venture or venue ..The Europeans didn't become Indian .No they put them on zoo like places ..out of sight and out of mind . well so much...peace


edit on 21-11-2010 by the2ofusr1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 10:58 PM
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reply to post by the2ofusr1
 


We didn't join the Iroquois nations...... Yes we took it by force, Not a great thing to be proud of. However that has little to do with the point of people immigrating peacefully to a new Country.

I don't recall the Irish, Italians or Poles or Germans trying to take over America, when they came to our Country, they assimilated.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:13 PM
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If I had to guess, I'd say this warning was in response to the off duty police officer who was recently acquitted of assaulting a Muslim cab driver.

ca.news.yahoo.com...

On the one hand, I'm a little miffed the officer got off. On the other hand, I did have a cab driver purposely try to run me off the road, and would have done the same if he hadn't run red lights to get away from me.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:56 PM
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Originally posted by SmedleyBurlap
reply to post by Secularist
 


Check this out, Oozy. This is how Canadians and liberal Americans defend their Islamophobia.

They begin by bashing the Qur'an and Islam more generally as a religion of violence and hatred. Sometimes attacks on other religions are made, which makes the attacker seem generally anti-religious. These minor side-attacks on Christianity and Judaism are usually off-topic and are made to emphasize that the poster isn't only Islamophobic; they fear every religion.

Then they make exceptions. Oh, not every Muslim believes this, surely not. Some of them are sensible and modern. But then they say that if you are a peaceful Muslim, you are a bad Muslim. These Islamophobes and aggressive atheists repeat this argument all over the place. If you don't fit into my negative stereotype of your religion, you are a bad member of your faith.

The last argument that Secularist uses is another common Islamophobic one. All Muslims worship the same God, therefore all Muslims have the same understanding of what that god stands for, therefore all Muslims understand God in the same way that fundamentalists do. Notice that he is lumping the majority of Muslims in with the minority of aggressive, radical leaders.

I doubt that Christians would buy into this line of reasoning about their own religion. All Christians worship the same god, therefore all Christians have the same understanding of that God, therefore all Christians are Lutherans. It doesn't hold up, but ignorant Islamophobes would "rather be safe than sorry" and demonize all Muslims.


Half of what you said are assumptions.

There is no such thing as perception when it comes to religion. Religion is religion. A specific doctrine of beliefs. If you disagree with anything the religion preaches then you are going to always be wrong in the eyes of that religion.

You can call me Islamaphobic all you want, but youre ignorant. I know what Islam is about, clearly you dont.

ALL you need to read on the subject is the Quran. Go read it yourself.
edit on 21-11-2010 by Secularist because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 11:01 AM
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Spare you this drivel? How dare you casually address the point that our men and women are defending your rights and freedoms as drivel!!!!!!. Cowards are all the same they hide behind keyboards and spew filth about topics they know nothing of, just repeating ignorance's they heard from others. Canada has no interest in "your" oil we are there as peace keepers trying to ensure every Iranian has an opportunity to lead a safe and healthy life.

Lets look at a few of those civil liberties your Iranian law imposes on its..............women for an example,

Official Laws against Women in Iran
Limitations on the lives of women are legalized in laws prohibiting women from the presidency,
leadership, judgeship and certain educational fields, as well as by inheritance laws. Firmly rooted in the
principle of vali-e-faqih, Iran’s constitution controls both the public and private lives and role of women.
The concept of male surrogate and guardianship of females is one of the main pillars of Islamic
Fundamentalism in Iran. Iranian women are not free to choose or control various aspects of their lives.
Evidence of such state-sponsor of violence against women is seen in Iran’s constitution.
Article 18 of passport law, married women requires their husband's permission to apply for a passport.
Article 21 of Iran’s Constitution indicates: "The government must ensure the rights of women in all
respects, in conformity with Islamic criteria..." This leaves it up to the clergymen to interpret the laws
pertaining to women.
Article 83 of the Penal Code, called the Law of Hodoud, stipulates that the penalty for fornication is
flogging, i.e. 100 strokes of the lash, for unmarried male and female offenders.19
Article 102 of Iran’s Constitution indicates: "Women who appear on streets and in public without the
prescribed ‘Islamic Hejab’ will be condemned to 74 strokes of the lash.”26
Article 115 of Iran’s Constitution states the condition for the presidential candidates the law states that:
“The President must come from among the religious and political statesmen (rejal)." The word rejal
literally means men of high achievement.
Article 162 of Iran’s Constitution states the condition for the attorney general. "The head of justice
department and attorney general must be ‘mojtahed’ [a religious man who is able to issue decree],
honest, and knowledgeable in legal subject matters."
Article 167 of Iran’s Constitution explains: "The Judge is bound to attempt to rule on each case, on the
basis of the codified law. In case of the absence of any such law, he has to deliver his judgment on the
basis of official Islamic sources and authentic fatwa.”
Article 209 of Iran’s Constitution states that woman's life is valued only half as much as a man's life. A
convicted man who has intentionally slain a woman is subject to execution only after the payment of
"Deyeh" by the family of the victim. "Deyeh" is defined as a sum of money that the victim's family has to
pay to the assailant's family for the physical damages, dismemberment, or death of the assailant.
Article 300 of the Penal code states that the "Deyeh" of a Muslim woman is half of the "Deyeh" of a
Muslim man. By law the life of a woman has half the value of a man in Islamic criminal law in Iran.
In 1998, Iran’s Parliament overwhelmingly rejected the bill on same inheritance rights for man and
women. They said the proposal was contrary to Islamic law, which stipulates that a woman’s share may
only be one half that of a man’s.
Iran’s Parliament adopted a law, in April of 1998, to fully segregate the health care system for women and
girls. This law has seriously compromised women’s health because there are not enough trained female
physicians and health care professionals to meet the needs of all the women and girls in Iran. The same
law also points to another new law of prohibiting the discussion of women’s issues or rights outside the
interpretation of Shari’a (Islamic law). Women’s rights can only be discussed by religious male figures in
Iran.
Family courts do not provide women any protection from abusive husbands. The plight of the Iranian
women is depicted in the story of a woman saying:
"I was married at the age of 12, and I had my first child when I was 13. My husband was unemployed and we
fought all the time. We never applied for a divorce because I was afraid of losing my child. Finally one night, he poured a
bucket of acid over my body and I was completely burned. When I rushed to the sink to flush my face and body. I realized
© Compiled and distributed by WFAFI 2005, for more information please contact info@wfafi.og
that he had shut off the main water supply. I was taken to the hospital. My operation was held up pending advance money
for the surgery, and permission from my husband to operate on my face. My mother sold all of her valuables and provided
the money. My husband said he would only permit my operation if I consented to not seeing my children for the rest of my
life. Finally, with hospital's pressure on the family court they allowed me to receive the operation on my face and body. "
Article 105 of the Civil Code "In the relationship between a man and a woman, the man is responsible
as head of the family." The Council of Guardians, has decreed, "A woman cannot leave her home without
her husband's permission, even to attend her father's funeral".
Article 1117 of the Civil Code states that the husband may ban his wife from any technical profession
that conflicts with family life or her character.
Article 1133 of the Civil Code states: A man can divorce his wife whenever he so chooses and does not
have to give her advance notice.
Article 102 of the Penal code, states that married offenders (adulterers) are liable to stoning regardless
of their gender, but the method laid down for a man stipulates he be buried up to his waist, and a woman
up to her neck.
Article 114 of Iran’s Civil codes states: When rajm [stoning] is being administered on a man he must be
placed in a pit almost down to his waist, and when administered on a woman she must be placed in a pit
almost down to her chest. Such barbaric behavior by the regime includes dictating the style, size and the
administration of stoning while differentiating between male vs. female victims. Female victim up to her
neck to avoid physical escape, however, even if condemned female victim is able to flee the scene,
authorities are obliged to arrest her and execute her by firing squad. As for the male victims, they are
buried up to their waist and if able to escape the scene no further punishment awaits them.
FACTS and FGIURES
- Tens of thousands of women have been executed in Iran since 1979, when the mullahs took
power. They were executed on political grounds, for their opposition to the policies of the ruling
government. Among those executed were tens of pregnant women.
- The worst kinds of torture are inflicted on woman prisoners who oppose the regime. These
include repeated sexual assaults, amputation of body parts and...
- Women played a very active role in the 40,000 teachers' demonstrations outside the Majlis on
January 12, 2002. In these series of demonstrations, a number of women were arrested and
imprisoned on charges of just participating in a demonstration.
- At least 22 women have been sentenced to stoning or stoned to death during Khatami's tenure
Girls between ages 10 to 17 are the prime victims of sexual slavery in Iran. In Tehran alone, 4000 street
girls roam the city on daily basis and are subjected to sexual and physical violence. Reports
indicate that 90% of the runaway girls end up in prostitution or sold in Persian Gulf human trafficking
market. Women and girls bare the brunt of Iran's poor economic conditions. 700,000 children, aged 10
to 14, work in black labor market in Iran. The latest statistics released by Iran's Organization of
Management and Planning shows that 51% of the country's population live below the poverty line.
Iran’s deputy Health Minister, Ali Akbar Sayari, admits that 20% of Iranian people go hungry daily. 67% of
the students deprived of education are girls between 11 and 16 years old. Only 11% of Iranian women
are employed. The rate of mental and psychological problems among women is almost 26%. In the
western and southern regions of the country, suicides are mostly self-immolations among women, which
rates more than 6 in every 100,000 women. In a western province of Iran, deputy of governor on women's
affairs, Heyran Pournajaf, reports "About 70% of those who commit suicide in Ilam are women.” The
director general of social affairs of the governor reports that "90% of these women were between 17 and
35 years old. The real number of suicides is much higher than what we have." The World Health
Organization has placed Iran on the top 3rd ranking country on death by suicide.

sounds like a wonderful place, you really got it figured out there, certainly don't need our help!

Disgusting



posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 11:07 AM
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reply to post by SmedleyBurlap
 

Your post proves your ignorance and validates every point I was trying to make.

"Iran’s deputy Health Minister, Ali Akbar Sayari, admits that 20% of Iranian people go hungry daily. 67% of
the students deprived of education are girls between 11 and 16 years old. Only 11% of Iranian women
are employed. The rate of mental and psychological problems among women is almost 26%. In the
western and southern regions of the country, suicides are mostly self-immolations among women, which
rates more than 6 in every 100,000 women. In a western province of Iran, deputy of governor on women's
affairs, Heyran Pournajaf, reports "About 70% of those who commit suicide in Ilam are women.” The
director general of social affairs of the governor reports that "90% of these women were between 17 and
35 years old. The real number of suicides is much higher than what we have." The World Health
Organization has placed Iran on the top 3rd ranking country on death by suicide.

What a healthy environment for a female, gotta keep them in their place huh? Can't have them thinking for themselves right! This is why CANADIANS go to other countries because WE ARE ASKED FOR ASSISTANCE and this is why you hate it so much, BECAUSE WE STICK UP FOR THOSE WHO CAN"T DEFEND THEMSELVES. Anyone who would treat another human being like this is not only a coward but a failure.



While your on the topic lets look at some of the "generalizations" the western world makes of your system of laws and beliefs. Your wives and daughters are committing suicide for a reason my friend, so don't try and educate me with your ignorance.

Official Laws against Women in Iran
Limitations on the lives of women are legalized in laws prohibiting women from the presidency,
leadership, judgeship and certain educational fields, as well as by inheritance laws. Firmly rooted in the
principle of vali-e-faqih, Iran’s constitution controls both the public and private lives and role of women.
The concept of male surrogate and guardianship of females is one of the main pillars of Islamic
Fundamentalism in Iran. Iranian women are not free to choose or control various aspects of their lives.
Evidence of such state-sponsor of violence against women is seen in Iran’s constitution.
Article 18 of passport law, married women requires their husband's permission to apply for a passport.
Article 21 of Iran’s Constitution indicates: "The government must ensure the rights of women in all
respects, in conformity with Islamic criteria..." This leaves it up to the clergymen to interpret the laws
pertaining to women.
Article 83 of the Penal Code, called the Law of Hodoud, stipulates that the penalty for fornication is
flogging, i.e. 100 strokes of the lash, for unmarried male and female offenders.19
Article 102 of Iran’s Constitution indicates: "Women who appear on streets and in public without the
prescribed ‘Islamic Hejab’ will be condemned to 74 strokes of the lash.”26
Article 115 of Iran’s Constitution states the condition for the presidential candidates the law states that:
“The President must come from among the religious and political statesmen (rejal)." The word rejal
literally means men of high achievement.
Article 162 of Iran’s Constitution states the condition for the attorney general. "The head of justice
department and attorney general must be ‘mojtahed’ [a religious man who is able to issue decree],
honest, and knowledgeable in legal subject matters."
Article 167 of Iran’s Constitution explains: "The Judge is bound to attempt to rule on each case, on the
basis of the codified law. In case of the absence of any such law, he has to deliver his judgment on the
basis of official Islamic sources and authentic fatwa.”
Article 209 of Iran’s Constitution states that woman's life is valued only half as much as a man's life. A
convicted man who has intentionally slain a woman is subject to execution only after the payment of
"Deyeh" by the family of the victim. "Deyeh" is defined as a sum of money that the victim's family has to
pay to the assailant's family for the physical damages, dismemberment, or death of the assailant.
Article 300 of the Penal code states that the "Deyeh" of a Muslim woman is half of the "Deyeh" of a
Muslim man. By law the life of a woman has half the value of a man in Islamic criminal law in Iran.
In 1998, Iran’s Parliament overwhelmingly rejected the bill on same inheritance rights for man and
women. They said the proposal was contrary to Islamic law, which stipulates that a woman’s share may
only be one half that of a man’s.
Iran’s Parliament adopted a law, in April of 1998, to fully segregate the health care system for women and
girls. This law has seriously compromised women’s health because there are not enough trained female
physicians and health care professionals to meet the needs of all the women and girls in Iran. The same
law also points to another new law of prohibiting the discussion of women’s issues or rights outside the
interpretation of Shari’a (Islamic law). Women’s rights can only be discussed by religious male figures in
Iran.
Family courts do not provide women any protection from abusive husbands. The plight of the Iranian
women is depicted in the story of a woman saying:
"I was married at the age of 12, and I had my first child when I was 13. My husband was unemployed and we
fought all the time. We never applied for a divorce because I was afraid of losing my child. Finally one night, he poured a
bucket of acid over my body and I was completely burned. When I rushed to the sink to flush my face and body. I realized
© Compiled and distributed by WFAFI 2005, for more information please contact info@wfafi.og
that he had shut off the main water supply. I was taken to the hospital. My operation was held up pending advance money
for the surgery, and permission from my husband to operate on my face. My mother sold all of her valuables and provided
the money. My husband said he would only permit my operation if I consented to not seeing my children for the rest of my
life. Finally, with hospital's pressure on the family court they allowed me to receive the operation on my face and body. "
Article 105 of the Civil Code "In the relationship between a man and a woman, the man is responsible
as head of the family." The Council of Guardians, has decreed, "A woman cannot leave her home without
her husband's permission, even to attend her father's funeral".
Article 1117 of the Civil Code states that the husband may ban his wife from any technical profession
that conflicts with family life or her character.
Article 1133 of the Civil Code states: A man can divorce his wife whenever he so chooses and does not
have to give her advance notice.
Article 102 of the Penal code, states that married offenders (adulterers) are liable to stoning regardless
of their gender, but the method laid down for a man stipulates he be buried up to his waist, and a woman
up to her neck.
Article 114 of Iran’s Civil codes states: When rajm [stoning] is being administered on a man he must be
placed in a pit almost down to his waist, and when administered on a woman she must be placed in a pit
almost down to her chest. Such barbaric behavior by the regime includes dictating the style, size and the
administration of stoning while differentiating between male vs. female victims. Female victim up to her
neck to avoid physical escape, however, even if condemned female victim is able to flee the scene,
authorities are obliged to arrest her and execute her by firing squad. As for the male victims, they are
buried up to their waist and if able to escape the scene no further punishment awaits them.
FACTS and FGIURES
- Tens of thousands of women have been executed in Iran since 1979, when the mullahs took
power. They were executed on political grounds, for their opposition to the policies of the ruling
government. Among those executed were tens of pregnant women.
- The worst kinds of torture are inflicted on woman prisoners who oppose the regime. These
include repeated sexual assaults, amputation of body parts and...
- Women played a very active role in the 40,000 teachers' demonstrations outside the Majlis on
January 12, 2002. In these series of demonstrations, a number of women were arrested and
imprisoned on charges of just participating in a demonstration.
- At least 22 women have been sentenced to stoning or stoned to death during Khatami's tenure
Girls between ages 10 to 17 are the prime victims of sexual slavery in Iran. In Tehran alone, 4000 street
girls roam the city on daily basis and are subjected to sexual and physical violence. Reports
indicate that 90% of the runaway girls end up in prostitution or sold in Persian Gulf human trafficking
market. Women and girls bare the brunt of Iran's poor economic conditions. 700,000 children, aged 10
to 14, work in black labor market in Iran. The latest statistics released by Iran's Organization of
Management and Planning shows that 51% of the country's population live below the poverty line.
Iran’s deputy Health Minister, Ali Akbar Sayari, admits that 20% of Iranian people go hungry daily. 67% of
the students deprived of education are girls between 11 and 16 years old. Only 11% of Iranian women
are employed. The rate of mental and psychological problems among women is almost 26%. In the
western and southern regions of the country, suicides are mostly self-immolations among women, which
rates more than 6 in every 100,000 women. In a western province of Iran, deputy of governor on women's
affairs, Heyran Pournajaf, reports "About 70% of those who commit suicide in Ilam are women.” The
director general of social affairs of the governor reports that "90% of these women were between 17 and
35 years old. The real number of suicides is much higher than what we have." The World Health
Organization has placed Iran on the top 3rd ranking country on death by suicide.



posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 06:47 PM
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I don't understand. "There is no such thing as perception when it comes to religion" but "...you are always going to be wrong in the eyes of that religion"? Aren't you explicitly talking about perception? Please explain the point you are trying to make because I don't understand it.

What is 'the religion'? Is it the text of the religion? Is it the people that practice it? Is it the whole of those people, or a part? Is it a list of articles of faith that followers are expected to follow? Who lays out those articles? Where can I find the specific list of dogmas that absolutely every Muslim follows?

I don't understand this treatment of religion as some sort of monolithic entity. If 'the religion' means the scripture of the religion, then how can there only be one true path in that religion? Texts are always open to interpretation by human readers, they do not give a single definite set of beliefs. If 'the religion' means the people, then it is even harder to say that there is one true path in that religion - people always disagree and change their minds. If the religion is dictated by some institution, then which institution?




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