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Originally posted by _SilentAssassin_
I can't believe the world I'm living in...I have no words to express what I am feeling .
Originally posted by Droogie
A man will be punished by dripping acid into his eyes in Tehran on Saturday May 14- Norway condemns the punishment
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Acid will be dripped into the eyes of an Iranian man sentenced by a court in Tehran to qesas (retribution) on Saturday May 14th.
According to reports from the Iranian media Majid Movahedi who was sentenced to retribution by blindness in both eyes after he in 2004 blinded Ameneh Bahrami, the woman who spurned his marriage proposals, will be punished at Dadgostari hospital of Tehran on Saturday.
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edit on 5/14/2011 by semperfortis because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by JustXeno
Maybe this is why the prisons are full in western society, there is absolutely no deterrent to breaking the law.
Originally posted by RicoMarston
Originally posted by Natasliah
Some people have spoken about "love, and forgiveness". I can't help but think that those people don't know what it's like to be victimized by some of the scum that resides in and out of American prisons. I think there should be zero tolerance for some crimes, like rape, murder and especially child molestation. Those people do not deserve love and forgiveness, only death.
good. that will go a long way towards eliminating crime and violence. if you catch a criminal, and if they are truly guilty of the crime and you kill them, that eliminates that ONE criminal. the very fact that you have state-sanctioned revenge-based punishment encourages more violence and murder. I know it's a hard concept to understand, so I'll put it bluntly;
ANY violence + ANY violence = MORE violence than we started with.
no matter what. you cannot argue that by punishing the violent violently, net violence has decreased. at the very best, you've added just as much violence to the world as the criminal did to begin with. at the very worst, you've inspired even more violence in the future. even criminals have friends and family, and just telling them that they're loved one deserved to die or be blinded with acid usually isn't enough to assuage the anger and resentment felt by those close to the "criminal."
but it's all good. in the name of justice. crime and punishment and all that. just keep going to work and paying your taxes and never mind the fact that the violence still exists, with or without your violent response to it.
Originally posted by JustXeno
Doesn't your last sentence contain a big Oxymoron, you know the peaceful western like ours bit ?
How is it possible for cultures like this to mix peacefully with cultures like ours in the West??