Tuesday, July 06, 2010
WE MUST NOT LET THEM STONE HER!
Can you believe it is 2010 and we are talking about the scheduled stoning death of a woman. Unbelievable!
Iranian Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani is sentenced to death because she allegedly had sex outside of marriage. She is the victim of a theocratic regime that executes women who stray from the scriptural, patriarchal dogma they are otherwise compelled to observe.
It's disgusting and don't tell me I should mind my own business and stay out of other people's cultures or relgions, because that isn't going to happen.
But I digress. Under the Islamic Penal Code of Iran states that the stones used should “not be large enough to kill the person by one or two strikes” – clearly aiming to inflict a slow and painful death. Wouldn't want a "gentle" stoning, for god's sake...literally for god's sake, I guess.
I know that the actions suggested below pale before what really needs to be done, but what can I say. I can say support the progressive and left forces who have struggled for years to topple the reactionaries from power in Iran. Support a real People's Revolution and a real Revolutionary Iran - an Iran that will both oppose imperialism and stand for the human rights of it's people. You know, like a socialist Iran or something...
The following is from Maryam Namazie.