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Iran – definitely not an atheist regime November 19, 2006

Posted by Al in : politics , trackback

This is a sad story. A 16 year old girl was hanged in Iran for “crimes against chastity” – these crimes are according to Sharia law. Things wouldn’t be so bad if she wasn’t so young, if she had hurt somebody, or if the reason for death wasn’t solely because the religious leaders in her area didn’t approve of her. She probably shouldn’t have shouted at the judge during her hearing, but that is really not a cause for hanging someone – and the judge hanged her himself. I spend a lot of time criticising the US, but religious regimes really need to be removed. At no time, EVER, should a regime’s rules be based upon religion. Religion is a matter of choice and belief – it should not be enforced. Once that starts happening then you end up at a point where a young girl (I would hesitate to call her innocent, but I very much doubt she was such a threat to society she needed to be killed), can be murdered by an official simply because he is in a position of power within the church. Unfortunately I don’t see any sign of a rebellion within Iran any time soon.

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