Unfortunately, as in many cases in the world, it is not the general public, the Persians in this case, that are at fault for the actions of their government which is controlled by Sharia law. Mixing religion with government has always proved to be dangerous for the common man. It is the fault of the crazy othodox Muslim religion. Bombing the hell out a country with a 5000 year old culture is not a good idea. I hope the Persians survive this radical Islamic movement that took hold after the west interferred with their system of government by installing a very unpopular and ruthless Shah. As usual, there is always a price to pay for sticking our nose into places it does not belong.
Some humourous facts about Islam that I recently read from an email,
In Lebanon , men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death. (Like THAT makes sense? But that is Islamic Law)
In Bahrain , a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals, but is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror. (Do they look different reversed?)
Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. This also applies to undertakers.The sex organs of the deceased must be covered with a brick or piece of wood at all times. (A brick? But Mohammed slept with a dead woman and had sex with her corpse so she would go to paradise. Really!)
The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation. (Much worse than 'going blind!')