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FILE - In this March 4, 2009 file photo, Ameneh Bahrami, who was blinded and disfigured by a man who poured acid on her face in 2004 for rejecting his marriage proposal, poses for a portrait at a hospital in Barcelona, Spain. On Sunday July 31, 2011, Bahrami pardoned her attacker at the last minute, sparing him from being blinded by acid in retribution. Iranian state television broadcast footage Sunday of Bahrami in the operating room with her attacker, Majid Mohavedi, who was on his knees waiting for her to drop acid in his eyes as punishment. (AP Photo/Manu
It was a change of heart from around the time when the court handed down the sentence in November 2008. A few months later, Bahrami told a radio station in Spain, where she traveled for medical treatment after the attack, that she was happy with the ruling.
"I am not doing this out of revenge, but rather so that the suffering I went through is not repeated," she said in that March 2009 interview.
"I forgave him, I forgave him," she responded, asking the doctor to spare him at the last minute in a dramatic scene broadcast on Iran's state television.
Ameneh Bahrami lost her sight and suffered horrific burns to her face, scalp and body in the attack, carried out by a man who was angered that she refused his marriage proposal. "It is best to pardon when you are in a position of power," Bahrami said in explaining her decision Sunday to spare him. The sobbing man, Majid Movahedi, said Bahrami was "very generous."
There have been several other acid attacks on women in Iran. Last week, a young woman died after a man poured acid on her face for rejecting his marriage proposal. Her attacker remains at large.
Originally posted by Savorrow
This is the kind of compassion that gives me hope for the human race. Good people are still out there, even in the face of vulgar disfigurment. I just hope when all is said and done the number of people like her out number the people like him
Originally posted by FOXMULDER147
And yet the Politically Correct left are scratching their heads as to why global multiculturalism has failed to work... Umm, perhaps because people of the East and West live, metaphorically, on different planets.
I read these stories and shake my head in shame, at the same time applauding this womans brave magnanimity.