A question on Justice: Iran

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    Dec 07, 2007 4:12 AM GMT

    An Iranian man has been hanged for rape despite his alleged victims withdrawing their accusations and a judicial review being ordered into the sentence.
    Makwan Mouloudzadeh, 20, had been found guilty of raping three teenage boys when he was 13 years old.

    The hanging took place on Wednesday morning at a prison in Kermanshah province in western Iran.

    A man hung because he is gay.

    But I thought people with gay feelings didn't exist in Iran?

    Just thought I'd share. I can smell the hypocrisy from this side of the ocean.

  • GQjock

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    Dec 07, 2007 11:39 AM GMT
    It's like the Religious Police In Saudi Arabia who beat women if they don't have the right birka gear on
    ....It goes on in Iran in Egypt and in all the Muslim countries
    It's heinous but my question is why don't we have postings about the men who are killed in Saudi Arabia instead of Iran?
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    Dec 07, 2007 3:13 PM GMT
    well, the statement is true, the gay feeling don't exist, or better yet, they "make sure" it exist no more.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 08, 2007 3:29 PM GMT
    Well I agree with GQ, but the real situation is much more fundamential. The reality is this:

    We in the western countries don't understand the way those in the middle east (muslim countries) practice religion...or see life in general. They don't understand us. Perceptions are blurry at best. Trying to understand why this happened in Iran or in Saudia Arabia just emphasizes the point.
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    Dec 08, 2007 10:05 PM GMT
    I don't think that our desire to tolerate other peoples' religious views, and their right to their own cultural identity, precludes us from condemning in the strongest possible terms such acts as immoral and unethical. Such 'punishments' are cruel and inhumane. They recollect the barbaric days of our own societies that are thankfully long since past; and for their own part they make a distasteful contrast between the many achievements in art and science of past Islamic culture and the contemporary state of affairs.