Well isn’t this grand, Iran embarrassed by the international attention Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani conviction for adultery and death sentence has generated, has also convicted her of the murder of her husband. Ashtiani’s son and her attorney are still in jail after being arrested last month. Also still detained are two German journalists reporting on this case. Her execution may have taken place as early as today.
Isn’t Iran an enlightened country with a tolerant system of justice, let’s forget for a moment that the murder charge is a complete fabrication and the man responsible is already in jail, it’s the fact that the government is attempting to create distraction and misdirection so they can justify killing a mother of two.
Let’s forget that 7th century Islamic law is one step removed the dark ages, oh I am sorry that’s when this law was written was the dark ages, no what’s really special is that in the 21st century countries are still executing people because of something like adultery and sorcery.
What’s even more special is that we as a nation have not done more to voice our opposition at the death of this woman by an unjust system and a regime that has little interest in justice and none in morality.
The very least that I can do for this woman who is now dead as I write this is to write this and decry a country who laws allow and in fact insist on the killing of men, women and children because of laws written at a time when they thought the world was flat and that bad blood could be cured by leaches and have made no attempt to modified it into something resembling a modern judicial system.
Iran an icon in the modern world who’s leader believes that a magical creature will arrive to end the world by distributing Islamic justice and mercy throughout the world.