Iran: 5 executed in public

May 26, 2011 Read more: Independent Online 72

Iran has hanged six men convicted of murder, rape, armed robbery and kidnapping, including five who were executed in public on Thursday, the official IRNA news agency reported.

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“Pardon my nosiness ”

Since: May 07

London, England

#68 Jun 2, 2011
Leon wrote:
You dont need to hear the voice of a nightingale to know its song is sweet.
The challenge is still there.
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Just in case you change your mind click on the link below and listen to the 'bolbol', before it disappears from the English countryside.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons...
Leon

Darlington, UK

#69 Jun 2, 2011
the simple blackbird is pretty amazing.
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reza june wrote:
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Just in case you change your mind click on the link below and listen to the 'bolbol', before it disappears from the English countryside.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons...
Bolbol is new to me ...very distinctive.

“Pardon my nosiness ”

Since: May 07

London, England

#70 Jun 2, 2011
Leon wrote:
the simple blackbird is pretty amazing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =997RTKzc39cXX&feature=rel ated
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Bolbol is new to me ...very distinctive.
Bolbol (two syllable pronunciation: bole-bole) farsi for nightingale.

The rose and the nightingale (gul and the bolbol) are common classical metaphors for 'love and beauty' in Iran.
Iran is known as the “Land of the Rose and the Nightingale.

It is only the male nightingale that sings the beautiful songs, so what is the fate of the female nightingale. Where is she in all of these poetic accounts: By having the male nightingale sing the beauty of roses have we, in effect, exiled the female nightingale out of the garden? Why do we think the male nightingale sings the love of the Rose and not that of the female nightingale? Are nightingales a species without females?

Metaphorically speaking this is sums up the Iranian Revolution's mantra - "purify” the public space of women.
Thousands upon thousands of women were coerced into early retirement; many lost their jobs, many were forced into exile.
Some twenty years after the Revolution, however, and in spite of legal restrictions, substantial transformations are affecting women’s lives.
Women, seeking educational, political, and cultural options outside the traditional domestic sphere, are invading previously all-male territories. Perhaps the male nightingale, this age-old metaphor for the male poet and the loyal lover of the Rose, after well over a thousand years of segregation, is finally reunited with the female nightingale.
Leon

London, UK

#72 Jun 12, 2011
reza june wrote:
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Bolbol (two syllable pronunciation: bole-bole) farsi for nightingale.
The rose and the nightingale (gul and the bolbol) are common classical metaphors for 'love and beauty' in Iran.
Iran is known as the “Land of the Rose and the Nightingale.
It is only the male nightingale that sings the beautiful songs, so what is the fate of the female nightingale. Where is she in all of these poetic accounts: By having the male nightingale sing the beauty of roses have we, in effect, exiled the female nightingale out of the garden? Why do we think the male nightingale sings the love of the Rose and not that of the female nightingale? Are nightingales a species without females?
Metaphorically speaking this is sums up the Iranian Revolution's mantra - "purify” the public space of women.
Thousands upon thousands of women were coerced into early retirement; many lost their jobs, many were forced into exile.
Some twenty years after the Revolution, however, and in spite of legal restrictions, substantial transformations are affecting women’s lives.
Women, seeking educational, political, and cultural options outside the traditional domestic sphere, are invading previously all-male territories. Perhaps the male nightingale, this age-old metaphor for the male poet and the loyal lover of the Rose, after well over a thousand years of segregation, is finally reunited with the female nightingale.
Reza, I like your ornithological analogy.
The cuckoo pushes the eggs of other birds out of the nest so that the foster mother must do all the work in raising the young cuckoo. An interesting analogy could be developed from that idea!

Btw did you take up the name Reza for the benefit of topix or are your parents Iranian?
scout

San Francisco, CA

#73 Jun 12, 2011
Good job, Iran.

“Pardon my nosiness ”

Since: May 07

London, England

#74 Jun 12, 2011
Leon wrote:
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Reza, I like your ornithological analogy.
The cuckoo pushes the eggs of other birds out of the nest so that the foster mother must do all the work in raising the young cuckoo. An interesting analogy could be developed from that idea!
Btw did you take up the name Reza for the benefit of topix or are your parents Iranian?
The Cuckoo is already an object of metaphor in the unfaithful wife who's husband is referred to as a cuckold.

Both my biological parents are 100% English, probably of Anglo-Saxon/Norman descent. I was born in S.E. London with a Cockney sense of humour which I try to maintain, but not the accent.

My nephew-in law's name is Reza, so just to embarrass him I use it on Topix.
My wife of thirty-two years is Iranian, and I've learnt over those years that the Iranians have a deliciously wicked sense of humour, especially with respect to their Turkish neighbours.(a bit like the English towards the Irish type humour, in fact the same if you substitute the nationalities)
Life is nothing without humour don't you think?
Leon

London, UK

#75 Jun 12, 2011
what is?
scout wrote:
Good job, Iran.
wat

Downingtown, PA

#76 Jun 12, 2011
Hasn't humanity evoled beyond such disgusting medieval pratices? Public executions should not exist in the 21st century. What is wrong with humanity?
Leon

London, UK

#77 Jun 13, 2011
not all humanity does that. Only those who wish to instil fear into the population indulge in such practices. Makes people think twice about bucking the trend.
wat wrote:
Hasn't humanity evoled beyond such disgusting medieval pratices? Public executions should not exist in the 21st century. What is wrong with humanity?
neon

Anonymous Proxy

#78 Jun 13, 2011
scout wrote:
Good job, Iran.
Good post,Scout.
Leon

London, UK

#79 Jun 13, 2011
crud post neon
neon wrote:
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Good post,Scout.

“Pardon my nosiness ”

Since: May 07

London, England

#80 Jun 15, 2011
neon wrote:
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Good post,Scout.
Your post makes no sense, but this Iranian satirical site does.

http://www.iranian.com/main/2011/jun/parazit-...

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