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Date: 15 Dec 2008 00:09:33
From: Irish Mike
Subject: Islam, the religion of peace and tolerance
Another muslim woman with acid thrown in her face. Just business as usual
in the world of islam. Yawn.

"TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- An Iranian woman, blinded by a jilted stalker who
threw acid in her face, has persuaded a court to sentence him to be blinded
with acid himself under Islamic law demanding an eye for an eye.

Ameneh Bahrami refused to accept "blood money." She insisted instead that
her attacker suffer a fate similar to her own "so people like him would
realize they do not have the right to throw acid in girls' faces," she told
the Tehran Provincial Court.

Her attacker, a 27-year-old man identified in court papers as Majid,
admitted throwing acid in her face in November 2004, blinding and
disfiguring her. He said he loved her and insisted she loved him as well.

He has until early this week to appeal the sentence.

Doctors say there is no chance Bahrami will recover her vision, despite
repeated operations, including medical care in Spain partially paid for by
Iran's reformist former president, Mohammed Khatami, who was in power when
the attack took place.
Majid said he was still willing to marry Bahrami, but she ruled out the
possibility and urged that he remain locked up.

"I am not willing to get blood money from the defendant, who is still
thinking about destroying me and wants to take my eyes out," she told the
court. "How could he pretend to be in love? If they let this guy go free, he
will definitely kill me."

Bahrami told the court that Majid's mother had repeatedly tried to arrange a
marriage between the two after Majid met Bahrami at university.

She rejected the offer, not even sure at first who the suitor was. Her
friends told her he was a man who had once harassed her in class, leading to
an argument between them.

But he refused to accept her rejection, she said, going to her workplace and
threatening her.

Finally, she lied and told him she had married someone else and that "it
would be better all around if he would leave [her] alone."

She told the court that she reported the conversation to police, saying he
had threatened her with "burning for the rest of my life" -- but they said
they could not act until a crime had been committed.

Two days later, on November 2, 2004, as she was walking home from work, she
became aware of a man following her. She slowed, then stopped to let him
pass.

"When the person came close, I realized that it was Majid," she said.
"Everything happened in a second. He was holding a red container in his
hand. He looked into my eyes for a second and threw the contents of the red
container into my face."

Bahrami knew exactly what was happening, she said.

"At that moment, I saw in my mind the face of two sisters who years ago had
the same thing happen to them. I thought, 'Oh, my God -- acid.' "

Passers-by tried to wash the acid off Bahrami, then took her to Labafinejad
Hospital.

"They did everything possible for me," she said of the doctors and nurses
there.

Then, one day, they asked her to sign papers allowing them to operate on
her.

"I said, 'Do you want to take my eyes out?' The doctor cried and left."

They did want to remove her eyes surgically, she learned, for fear they
would become infected, potentially leading to a fatal infection of her
brain.

But she refused to allow it, both because she was not sure she could handle
it psychologically, and because she thought her death would be easier for
her family to bear.

"If I had died, my family would probably be sad for a year and mourn my
death, and then they would get used to it," she told the court. "But now
every day they look at me and see that I am slowly wasting away."

The three-judge panel ruled unanimously on November 26 that Majid should be
blinded with acid and forced to pay compensation for the injuries to
Bahrami's face, hands and body caused by the acid.

That was what she had demanded earlier in the trial. But she did not ask for
his face to be disfigured, as hers was.

"Of course, only blind him and take his eyes, because I cannot behave the
way he did and ask for acid to be thrown in his face," she said. "Because
that would be [a] savage, barbaric act. Only take away his sight so that his
eyes will become like mine. I am not saying this from a selfish motive. This
is what society demands."

Attacking women and girls by throwing acid in their faces is sufficiently
common in countries such as Bangladesh and Cambodia that groups have been
formed to fight it. Human rights organizations have condemned the practice
in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is not clear how often such attacks take
place in Iran.

Iran and Saudi Arabia are the only countries that consider eye-gouging to be
a legitimate judicial punishment, Human Rights Watch has said. "



Irish Mike






 
Date: 15 Dec 2008 14:20:41
From: necron99
Subject: Re: Islam, the religion of peace and tolerance
It would seem that they are delivering a more just punishment than our own
loony PC justice system often delivers (or fails to)
What's your problem, that she got acid in her face or that he will/did?


On Dec 15 2008 4:09 PM, Irish Mike wrote:

> Another muslim woman with acid thrown in her face. Just business as usual
> in the world of islam. Yawn.
>
> "TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- An Iranian woman, blinded by a jilted stalker who
> threw acid in her face, has persuaded a court to sentence him to be blinded
> with acid himself under Islamic law demanding an eye for an eye.
>
> Ameneh Bahrami refused to accept "blood money." She insisted instead that
> her attacker suffer a fate similar to her own "so people like him would
> realize they do not have the right to throw acid in girls' faces," she told
> the Tehran Provincial Court.
>
> Her attacker, a 27-year-old man identified in court papers as Majid,
> admitted throwing acid in her face in November 2004, blinding and
> disfiguring her. He said he loved her and insisted she loved him as well.
>
> He has until early this week to appeal the sentence.
>
> Doctors say there is no chance Bahrami will recover her vision, despite
> repeated operations, including medical care in Spain partially paid for by
> Iran's reformist former president, Mohammed Khatami, who was in power when
> the attack took place.
> Majid said he was still willing to marry Bahrami, but she ruled out the
> possibility and urged that he remain locked up.
>
> "I am not willing to get blood money from the defendant, who is still
> thinking about destroying me and wants to take my eyes out," she told the
> court. "How could he pretend to be in love? If they let this guy go free, he
> will definitely kill me."
>
> Bahrami told the court that Majid's mother had repeatedly tried to arrange a
> marriage between the two after Majid met Bahrami at university.
>
> She rejected the offer, not even sure at first who the suitor was. Her
> friends told her he was a man who had once harassed her in class, leading to
> an argument between them.
>
> But he refused to accept her rejection, she said, going to her workplace and
> threatening her.
>
> Finally, she lied and told him she had married someone else and that "it
> would be better all around if he would leave [her] alone."
>
> She told the court that she reported the conversation to police, saying he
> had threatened her with "burning for the rest of my life" -- but they said
> they could not act until a crime had been committed.
>
> Two days later, on November 2, 2004, as she was walking home from work, she
> became aware of a man following her. She slowed, then stopped to let him
> pass.
>
> "When the person came close, I realized that it was Majid," she said.
> "Everything happened in a second. He was holding a red container in his
> hand. He looked into my eyes for a second and threw the contents of the red
> container into my face."
>
> Bahrami knew exactly what was happening, she said.
>
> "At that moment, I saw in my mind the face of two sisters who years ago had
> the same thing happen to them. I thought, 'Oh, my God -- acid.' "
>
> Passers-by tried to wash the acid off Bahrami, then took her to Labafinejad
> Hospital.
>
> "They did everything possible for me," she said of the doctors and nurses
> there.
>
> Then, one day, they asked her to sign papers allowing them to operate on
> her.
>
> "I said, 'Do you want to take my eyes out?' The doctor cried and left."
>
> They did want to remove her eyes surgically, she learned, for fear they
> would become infected, potentially leading to a fatal infection of her
> brain.
>
> But she refused to allow it, both because she was not sure she could handle
> it psychologically, and because she thought her death would be easier for
> her family to bear.
>
> "If I had died, my family would probably be sad for a year and mourn my
> death, and then they would get used to it," she told the court. "But now
> every day they look at me and see that I am slowly wasting away."
>
> The three-judge panel ruled unanimously on November 26 that Majid should be
> blinded with acid and forced to pay compensation for the injuries to
> Bahrami's face, hands and body caused by the acid.
>
> That was what she had demanded earlier in the trial. But she did not ask for
> his face to be disfigured, as hers was.
>
> "Of course, only blind him and take his eyes, because I cannot behave the
> way he did and ask for acid to be thrown in his face," she said. "Because
> that would be [a] savage, barbaric act. Only take away his sight so that his
> eyes will become like mine. I am not saying this from a selfish motive. This
> is what society demands."
>
> Attacking women and girls by throwing acid in their faces is sufficiently
> common in countries such as Bangladesh and Cambodia that groups have been
> formed to fight it. Human rights organizations have condemned the practice
> in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is not clear how often such attacks take
> place in Iran.
>
> Iran and Saudi Arabia are the only countries that consider eye-gouging to be
> a legitimate judicial punishment, Human Rights Watch has said. "
>
>
>
> Irish Mike

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Date: 15 Dec 2008 03:49:28
From: the big dog
Subject: Re: Islam, the religion of peace and tolerance
On Dec 15, 4:09=A0pm, "Irish Mike" <mjos...@ameritech.net > wrote:
> Another muslim woman with acid thrown in her face. =A0Just business as us=
ual
> in the world of islam. =A0Yawn.
>
> "TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- An Iranian woman, blinded by a jilted stalker who
> threw acid in her face, has persuaded a court to sentence him to be blind=
ed
> with acid himself under Islamic law demanding an eye for an eye.
>
> Ameneh Bahrami refused to accept "blood money." She insisted instead that
> her attacker suffer a fate similar to her own "so people like him would
> realize they do not have the right to throw acid in girls' faces," she to=
ld
> the Tehran Provincial Court.
>
> Her attacker, a 27-year-old man identified in court papers as Majid,
> admitted throwing acid in her face in November 2004, blinding and
> disfiguring her. He said he loved her and insisted she loved him as well.
>
> He has until early this week to appeal the sentence.
>
> Doctors say there is no chance Bahrami will recover her vision, despite
> repeated operations, including medical care in Spain partially paid for b=
y
> Iran's reformist former president, Mohammed Khatami, who was in power whe=
n
> the attack took place.
> Majid said he was still willing to marry Bahrami, but she ruled out the
> possibility and urged that he remain locked up.
>
> "I am not willing to get blood money from the defendant, who is still
> thinking about destroying me and wants to take my eyes out," she told the
> court. "How could he pretend to be in love? If they let this guy go free,=
he
> will definitely kill me."
>
> Bahrami told the court that Majid's mother had repeatedly tried to arrang=
e a
> marriage between the two after Majid met Bahrami at university.
>
> She rejected the offer, not even sure at first who the suitor was. Her
> friends told her he was a man who had once harassed her in class, leading=
to
> an argument between them.
>
> But he refused to accept her rejection, she said, going to her workplace =
and
> threatening her.
>
> Finally, she lied and told him she had married someone else and that "it
> would be better all around if he would leave [her] alone."
>
> She told the court that she reported the conversation to police, saying h=
e
> had threatened her with "burning for the rest of my life" -- but they sai=
d
> they could not act until a crime had been committed.
>
> Two days later, on November 2, 2004, as she was walking home from work, s=
he
> became aware of a man following her. She slowed, then stopped to let him
> pass.
>
> "When the person came close, I realized that it was Majid," she said.
> "Everything happened in a second. He was holding a red container in his
> hand. He looked into my eyes for a second and threw the contents of the r=
ed
> container into my face."
>
> Bahrami knew exactly what was happening, she said.
>
> "At that moment, I saw in my mind the face of two sisters who years ago h=
ad
> the same thing happen to them. I thought, 'Oh, my God -- acid.' "
>
> Passers-by tried to wash the acid off Bahrami, then took her to Labafinej=
ad
> Hospital.
>
> "They did everything possible for me," she said of the doctors and nurses
> there.
>
> Then, one day, they asked her to sign papers allowing them to operate on
> her.
>
> "I said, 'Do you want to take my eyes out?' The doctor cried and left."
>
> They did want to remove her eyes surgically, she learned, for fear they
> would become infected, potentially leading to a fatal infection of her
> brain.
>
> But she refused to allow it, both because she was not sure she could hand=
le
> it psychologically, and because she thought her death would be easier for
> her family to bear.
>
> "If I had died, my family would probably be sad for a year and mourn my
> death, and then they would get used to it," she told the court. "But now
> every day they look at me and see that I am slowly wasting away."
>
> The three-judge panel ruled unanimously on November 26 that Majid should =
be
> blinded with acid and forced to pay compensation for the injuries to
> Bahrami's face, hands and body caused by the acid.
>
> That was what she had demanded earlier in the trial. But she did not ask =
for
> his face to be disfigured, as hers was.
>
> "Of course, only blind him and take his eyes, because I cannot behave the
> way he did and ask for acid to be thrown in his face," she said. "Because
> that would be [a] savage, barbaric act. Only take away his sight so that =
his
> eyes will become like mine. I am not saying this from a selfish motive. T=
his
> is what society demands."
>
> Attacking women and girls by throwing acid in their faces is sufficiently
> common in countries such as Bangladesh and Cambodia that groups have been
> formed to fight it. Human rights organizations have condemned the practic=
e
> in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is not clear how often such attacks take
> place in Iran.
>
> Iran and Saudi Arabia are the only countries that consider eye-gouging to=
be
> a legitimate judicial punishment, Human Rights Watch has said. "
>
> Irish Mike

And this is a bad thing?