Iranian Woman Is Said to Be Lashed Ov...

Iranian Woman Is Said to Be Lashed Over Photo

There are 25 comments on the New York Times story from Sep 5, 2010, titled Iranian Woman Is Said to Be Lashed Over Photo. In it, New York Times reports that:

A mix-up over a photograph led to a sentence of 99 lashes for the Iranian woman whose earlier death sentence by stoning from Iranian authorities caused an international outcry, a lawyer for the woman said Sunday.

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“First take log out of own eye ”

Since: Jan 07

Defender of Islamic Iran

#23 Sep 7, 2010
The story about the photo is a joke and lie.

The following apology ran in the Times UK on Friday, September 3, 2010.

"A woman identified as Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani in The Times last week was the victim of mistaken identity. The photograph printed was not of Ms Ashtiani but of Susan Hejrat, an Iranian exile who lives in Sweden and sits on the central committee of the Hekmanist [sic] party, a breakaway faction of Iran’s Communist party. "

The Iranian embassy of Sweden knowing Susan hejrat identity contacted the times notifying them of there mistake and requested the retraction.

The Iranian government and justice system was well aware that this mistake by the Times and the misinformation campaign fueled by the man claiming to be her son and the self appointed lawyer.

The Iranian justice system is aware that Ashtiani has never had any contact with this lawyer and her so called son, she has no control over western lies.

This story highlights the effort of the capitalist media to drum up public support for war against Iran.

It is only through education and prosperity for all that true justice can be established.

Iran has invested much time and effort into education and infrastructure, it is the high literacy rate and the well educated people of Iran that moderate Islam and reform the system.

Currently in Iran 60% of science and engendering graduates are woman, woman are entering the work force and obtaining a better life for themselves at extraordinary rates, a reflection of this is a marked drop in birth rate and the increase of the age of marriage.
whip it

Fort Worth, TX

#25 Sep 7, 2010
Bolloxinion wrote:
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So, if they wear coarse, cotton fabric, women and children will begin crawling on all fours and barking?
Idiot.
Your the idiot.When woman and children can't express themselves, have no freedom,must live in fear because society feels your not conforming to islam ways there's something wrong.People like you need to get the fu*k out of the US and live in the countries you feel so dear too.Idiots like you sit back in the comfort of the US and knock our views,if you don't like what we stand for go live in the middle east jerk off.

“Lost in Rome”

Since: Jan 09

Rome, NY

#26 Sep 8, 2010
whip it wrote:
Your the idiot.When woman and children can't express themselves, have no freedom,must live in fear because society feels your not conforming to islam ways there's something wrong.People like you need to get the fu*k out of the US and live in the countries you feel so dear too.Idiots like you sit back in the comfort of the US and knock our views,if you don't like what we stand for go live in the middle east jerk off.
No - you're the idiot. "Muslin" is a type of fabric, you pathetic piece of trash. And further - I never said I agree with the persecution of women. What I said, and I'll say it again, is that the original posters have the right to express whatever opinion they want, odious though it may be. As do you, repellent thought it is. And please refrain from using "we." Don't presume to represent some toothless majority. You do not. People in the USA have a thing called freedom of expression, which apparently you're not in favor of if you go around telling people with opinions you don't like to get out. It's you who should voluntarily move to the middle east where you can happily live amongst people as well educated as yourself, and with any luck wind up being stoned to death - a fitting biblical punishment for the retarded.
whip it

Bloomfield, CT

#27 Sep 8, 2010
Didn't check my spelling, it's opinions being posted and i did notice you seem to criticize just about every person who has an opinion.I would say if you are in Rome NY you are fitting right in with the toothless and backward.If you are so educated maybe you can do something for the area you live in that is slowly losing all its jobs due to it's lack of innovation.Later jerk off

“Lost in Rome”

Since: Jan 09

Rome, NY

#28 Sep 8, 2010
Wow - compelling argument. Did you lose your ability to stay on topic as well?

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