I’m no longer shocked by human cruelty.
History is a wheel that plays reruns of human depravity 24/7.
What does surprise me is the extent of denial in the West regarding Iran and the mullahs who rule that unhappy land.
When Barack Hussein Obama insists that dialog with these butchers is necessary, he is, in effect legitimizing the evil of that Islamic theocracy.
In fact, Obama’s foreign policy initiatives have aligned America with some of the most repressive regimes on earth: Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Zelaya in Honduras. Obama has played kissy-face with North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Hamas, Fatah, and most recently the Russians made Obama look like an amateur in a game of high-stakes poker.
Well gee, I suppose if Obama could sit for over 20-years and contentedly listen to Jeremiah Wright curse America and Israel and honor a proud Jew-hater like Louis Farrakhan, the mullahs are—yawn—just more of the same.
As for the 78% of American Jews who voted for Obama, don’t you think it’s time for some serious self-reflection.
In a shocking and unprecedented interview, directly exposing the inhumanity of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s religious regime in Iran, a serving member of the paramilitary Basiji militia has told this reporter of his role in suppressing opposition street protests in recent weeks.
He said he had been a highly regarded member of the force, and had so “impressed my superiors” that, at 18, “I was given the ‘honor’ to temporarily marry young girls before they were sentenced to death.”
In the Islamic Republic it is illegal to execute a young woman, regardless of her crime, if she is a virgin, he explained. Therefore a “wedding” ceremony is conducted the night before the execution: The young girl is forced to have sexual intercourse with a prison guard—essentially raped by her “husband.”
“I regret that, even though the marriages were legal,” he said.
Why the regret, if the marriages were “legal?”
“Because,” he went on, “I could tell that the girls were more afraid of their ‘wedding’ night than of the execution that awaited them in the morning. And they would always fight back, so we would have to put sleeping pills in their food. By morning the girls would have an empty expression; it seemed like they were ready or wanted to die.
“I remember hearing them cry and scream after [the rape] was over,” he said. “I will never forget how this one girl clawed at her own face and neck with her finger nails afterwards. She had deep scratches all over her.”
Elder of Ziyon has the complete story.
Omri Ceren at Mere Rhetoric picks up the thread.
Soccer Dad reminds us that raping the virgins before execution has a literary and historical precedent.
And hey, why not allow the mullahs to acquire nuclear weapons?
Obviously, a regime that believes so deeply in the sanctity of marriage can be trusted to act rationally.