Amnesty International Tiptoe Around Iran

And we worry about being unjustly charged with murder if we defend ourselves?!

Teenage sex slave sentenced to death
By Robin Gedye, Foreign Affairs Writer
(Filed: 14/12/2004)

A 19-year-old Iranian girl with a mental age of eight who was forced into prostitution by her mother has been sentenced to be flogged and executed for 'morality-related' offences, Amnesty International said yesterday.

The human rights pressure group has asked Iran's supreme court to stay the execution. The girl, named only as Leyla M, had suffered a "litany of abuse", it said.

"Sold into prostitution at the age of eight, she has experienced horrific sexual violence.

"We will not stand by mutely and let Leyla become the fourth child to be executed in Iran this year." Leyla, who was born in the central Iranian city of Arak, was sold by her family to an Afghan man to become his "temporary wife", aged 12. The man's mother became her new pimp, according to an Iranian newspaper report.

Two years later, Leyla became pregnant and received 100 lashes before being sold on to a 55-year-old man who continued to force her into prostitution.

The sentence was passed on the basis of a confession from Leyla despite her mental age.

Iran, as a party to the international Convention on Civil and Political Rights, has undertaken not to execute anyone for an offence committed when they were under 18.
There must be some mistake. Islam is a religion of peace, tolerance and forgiveness. I mustn’t criticise too much lest someone scream 'racist' or 'Islamophobe' at me. Henious crimes compared with murdering ( not executing) under Sharia Law, a miserable wretch who has hurt no-one.

Amnesty is pulling its punches.
We will not stand by mutely and let Leyla become the fourth child to be executed in Iran this year.
Please don't, but what can Amnesty do? Every do-gooder in the West is too busy droning on about the rights of foxes and lobsters, chavs, the bone idle and the desirability of a multi-cultural society. Surely, the vast majority of who Bliar describes as 'ordinary' Muslims will be appalled by this treatment of an innocent so let us hear them protest to their brothers and sisters in Iran.

The Nazis would be more sympathetic.
Extremist Islam is equal to National Socialism at its most dark.

They wonder why people are 'Islamaphobes' or whatever :roll:
Whenever anything heinous is committed in the name of islam, whether it be mentally retarded 19 year olds being tortured and executed in Iran, hundreds of children under ten being massacred as they attend the first day at 'big' school in Beslan carrying books and flowers, middle-aged female charity workers being shot in the back of head in Iraq, passenger jets being flown into sky-scrapers, women being treated as chattels etc, etc, we are told, and lets face it, we know no better, that these people are acting against the principles of islam.

To the man in the street, in the Western world (and that must be at least a third of the world's population), islam is associated with what he sees on his TV day after day. A few people telling us that, actually, it's a peaceful and tolerant religion, doesn't really carry any weight. Being from a Westen society, for all it's faults, means that we tend to question everything we are told. When the people of these countries tell us they are happy then we will accept it, until then, islam can expect criticism.
wonder if we can use the same logic to tell the fundamentalists that "Dubbya and Bliar's acts committed in the name of democracy and freedom are against the principles of the west"? reckon they would buy that??

fundamentalists of any group are a pack of rabid dogs and should be put down so the rest of society can live in relative peace.

and as for killing kids and women to keep them in line well to quote the old saying "the way a society treats its most vulnerable is an indication of its power, leadership and values".

pretty tenuous hold and pretty cr@p leaders and values if they feel threatened by a retarded 19 yr old girl and have to repress the rights of half their population to make themselves feel like big men.
mizkrissi said:
fundamentalists of any group are a pack of rabid dogs and should be put down so the rest of society can live in relative peace.
I reckon that anyone who believes in any God has a bit of a screw loose. Fairy stories (e.g. Santa) are great analogies for teaching kids good from bad, but once adults start taking all that "big supernatural guy in the sky" stuff, quite frankly they lose my respect.

Although people will namedrop sociopathic, atheist, psychos like Stalin, religion of all kinds remains the biggest evil of all time, whether it be the christian crusades, the islamist suicide bombers or even those shiny sleazeballs on US TV who rip off old folk for all their money.

BTW - why would suicide bomber want 72 virgins in heaven. Wouldn't they be better off with some experienced chicks? :wink:

because he got a small one and no staying power :lol: obviously dosent
want any comparisons .
Has the muslim coucil of great britain condemeded iran over this if not we can assume islam dosent do tolerance anymore .

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