An Eye for an Eye in Tehran

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Despite my own copious critiques, even I must concede that the American mainstream media really does print the bad news about Islamic gender apartheid—but it does so without drawing any “politically incorrect” conclusions, not even on their op-ed pages.

Over the years, the American mainstream media has printed articles about Islamic and African female genital mutilation, the public gang-rapes of innocent young girls in Pakistan (like Mukhtaran Bibi) and the repeated gang-rapes of girls and women in Darfur by ethnic Arab Muslims (the New York Times simply refused to use the word “Muslim”). The media has covered the disfiguring acid attacks on girls and women in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran. Maddeningly, it draws no conclusion.

On November 3, 2004, an Iranian man, Majid Movahedi, poured a bucket of acid on Ameneh Bahrami’s head as she was leaving work. He did so because she had rejected his many marriage proposals. Poor Bahrami was blinded and disfigured. Since then, she has endured 17 operations, including one in Spain which failed to successfully reconstruct her face. She now has only 40% of her sight and only in one eye.

Under Shariah law, the victim has the right to demand an eye-for-an-eye if other negotiations fail. In this case, the great Islamic Republic of Iran was prepared to have a physician drop acid into Movahedi’s eyes—unless his victim forgave him.

On July 31st, 2011, at the last minute, in the hospital, she did so. Movahedi wept.

I dunno. His crime was vicious—but the legal system in Iran is just as vicious. Shariah law is medieval. It may once have worked for warring tribes in Arabia 1400 years ago. Islamic imperialism and conversion by the sword has now led to people in south and central Asia to chanting from the Arab-language Qur’an without understanding a single word of Arabic—and to adopt harsh Arab desert justice in places where Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Zoroastrianism once reigned.

Maybe poor Ameneh should marry the fiend; maybe Majiid should atone for his crime by serving and supporting his victim for the rest of his life. But Ameneh didn’t want him before; how much more repulsive he must seem to her now.

On July 31, 2011, on the same day Ameneh forgave the man who blinded and disfigured her, the New York Times ran two pieces on their front page. One article continued its non-stop jihad against the anti-jihadic/anti-Shariah bloggers (whom it blames for the “Islamophobic” Norwegian massacre of mainly ethnic infidel Norwegians). The other article, right beneath it, is titled: “Afghans Rage at Young Lovers; A Father Says Kill Them Both.”

“Lovers”? Hardly. These two seventeen-year-olds have possibly—probably—exchanged glances and perhaps a love letter or two. Maybe they once held hands or even once dared to share a quick, almost chaste kiss. Yes, these two seventeen year old Major Muslim Sinners decided it was better to marry than to burn in Hell. On their way to their (perhaps secret) wedding, “A group of men spotted the couple riding together in a car, yanked them into the road and began to interrogate the boy and the girl. Why were they together? What right had they? An angry crowd of 300 surged around them, calling them adulterers and demanding that they be stoned or hanged.”

The police rescued them from the raging mob but in the process killed a man. The girl’s family now want her dead; the mob wants the boy dead too because he is a Tajik and she is a Hazara. The family of the dead man have also sworn to kill her—“unless she marries one of their other sons (in order to pay) her debt.”

Funny, you don’t look like a barbarian.

The reporter, Andrea Elliott, notes that another young Afghan couple who had also fallen in love “were stoned to death (in Kunduz) by scores of people—including family members—after they eloped. The stoning marked a brutal application of Shariah law, captured on a video.”

Thus, Elliott’s article, while painting a horrifying picture of raging, out-of-control rural Afghan lynch mobs, also praises the Afghan police in Herat for having rescued the young Romeo and Juliet as well as the local clerics for having refused to condemn them. This is surely a point in their favor, but what conclusion does Elliott draw? Does she honestly believe that the police will prevail against the girl’s family who have been shamed and are now out for her blood? Is there no expert she might have consulted on this point? Does Elliot really understand that such Shariah practices are coming our way, that in fact, they are already here?

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  • nike air maxes

    The truth happens as it means to be, it is the faith! Everithing happens for a reason.all we can do is living a better life.

    • wayne

      What the hell is that supposed to mean?

      • mrbean

        It is called the embracing gutless platitudes by cowards.

    • tarleton

      you sound like another idiotic religious nutter

  • John of Indonesia

    I know only one God who had committed more sins than all the sins of human being combined, Allah, and he is not a God at all, just Satan in disguise.

  • mrstarry76

    Great article! Unbelievable that the mainstream media would ignore and condone this kind of violence toward women. My disgust for a culture or religion that allows this is indescribable. Why these women put up with it is a mystery to me.

    • waterwillows

      Why do they put up with this?

      Imagine yourself in a building that armed robbers are looting. You and your fellow men are held hostage at the point of a gun. Everyone is being robbed of their property. Any protest on you part will likely lead to your quick death.
      So why do the hostages put up with this?

      • mrstarry76

        I was speaking rhetorically. I know they have no choice.

        Have you heard of Ayaan Hirsi Ali? She wrote "Infidel" about being a Muslim woman and escaping to Belgium (I believe), so it is possible to flee, but with more and more countries allowing Sharia they may be disappearing.

        Thankfully Phyllis Chesler is helping to expose this cruelty. Those that do are labeled as xenophobic and other stupid labels. I guess we have come to the time when good will be called evil and evil is called good; and so, I believe, it is the beginning of the end.

    • wayne

      They put up with it because they are given no other choice. They are slaves. Such is, and has always been, the case in polygamist cultures. In the West they're enabled by leftist, socialist apologists….. who would brand Phyllis, and many others of us, as bigots. The National Organization for Women are as useless as teats on a boar. Unfortunately, their condoning of Islamic Misogyny make them worse than useless.

  • StephenD

    I have a wife. I have 4 daughters. I have 5 granddaughters. I cannot imagine bringing pain to them because I perceive my honor impugned. We must insist, here in the West, that though we may strive to accept cultural diversity, that acceptance must be based on shared values. We cannot continue to turn a blind eye (no pun intended) to this horrific cultural misogyny. We must insist that any "cultural" practice conform to OUR ways, Period. There must be a measurable mark of assimilation to the host society. If you don't want to assimilate, you must leave. If assimilation is not mandatory the host will be devoured by the infestation.

  • PhillipGaley

    In the face of these things—and, many other such, including wide-spread use of acid and stones, and the many inculcating violence in the GUIDANCE of their own children, forsooth! And beyond the surety that, most Moslem—so-called moderates—are simply waiting in the wings, my question is: "Just when will there have been sufficient record of anti-social and criminal activity—the world round—to have the G0D d_ed ideology recognized in law as criminal / terrorist—assets seized, WIRETAPS, etc., the damnable thing stamped out, with every mosque an ash pit no less than five feet deep, and this to include that big one in Spain, . . . doing our part to make the world safe for women and children, . . . when?

  • 1389AD

    And we let Muslims immigrate into non-Muslim countries?


    • Jaladhi

      Because our leaders and MSM are just stupid. there is no other word that will describe their actions!!

      • wayne

        1389AD and Jaladhi,
        Your comment fails to acknowledge those who believe there IS a moderate form of their religion and who move to non-Muslim countries to escape oppression. These people exist… and some of them are the best critics Islamists will ever face. I don't have a problem with loyalty oaths, or other screening devices to weed out Islamists. But a blanket ban on Muslims may be going a bit too far.

  • g_jochnowitz

    In addition to printing the stories of the young Afghan couple and the woman who was blinded, the NYTimes also has a front-page photograph of a starving child in Somalia. They won't say anything bad about Islam, but at least they published news that allows us to reach our own conclusions.
    What I haven't seen is news about executions of homosexuals in Iran and honor murders in other parts of the Islamic world. Many gay-rights activists, like many feminists, are pro-Arab and anti-Israel–for reasons nobody will ever understand.

  • Lisa Richards

    The young woman is incredibly forgiving. The mercy she showed is amazing

    • KathleenP

      I doubt that she has really forgiven him. Sharia law has just placed her in a terrible position, having to make a decision about the deliberate and horrible torture and mutilation of another human being. Obviously a decent person with a conscience, she can't bear to do that., even to the person who did it to her. Just another example of how primitive and barbaric sharia law truly is, and it does nothing to protect women, just further punishes them, even when framing it as so-called "justice".

  • SteelGuy

    The young acid victim needs to realize that her attacker has no conscience, false penitence, and will probably try again, likely to kill her this time.

  • steven l

    Perhaps she had no choice but to forgive because she did not want to meet her creator!
    She did not trust Thee!

  • Ghostwriter

    I'll be honest. I would be very hard pressed to be forgiving to someone if he or she did that to me.

  • Don Laird

    This is the "religion of peace"…..where little Neha Munir, a Pakistani girl of 2 years old was abducted from her Christian parents and, for the parents refusal to convert to islam, was taken into a field and raped for hours….she required over 5 surgeries to repair the horrifying wounds….and she will never ever know the joys of having children or raising a family…..she came to Canada a couple of years ago and is safe with an opportunity for a wonderful and full, rewarding life…..the bad part???……. now she must walk these same Canadian streets with human garbage like the Khadr clan or Dr. Mohammad Elmasry…..quite a contradiction isn't it????…….save these poor souls and then a corrupt immigration system turns wolves loose amongst the victims again….

    But the winds of change are blowing and I see many deportations in the near future…..

    Good work ITF!!!

  • mrbean

    What the hell else can a disfigured woman do in that barbaric Islamic subculture. Muck all the Fuzzlims.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Has anyone ever thought of where is the World Court in these situations and why
    has this big deal body not gone after these offending individuals who are murderers
    and their governments for covering for them. So big on civil rights is the World Court
    but only when politically convenient. The culprits should be boiled in pig dung
    and buried in a sty……………..righteous indignation must be on vacation in the MSM.

  • Asra

    Why does everybody think that Islam allows men to beat their women and daughters or kill their daughters to protect their honor? Islam does not allow the men to beat them or even swearing!! Men who do that are barbarians. In Islam they are criminals condemned to death if the kill a girl because she was seen with a boy!! Even if they kissed!!!
    I am a Muslim girl and I have never been beaten by my family they would simply lecture me if I do something wrong(I have never done something wrong like having male friends).
    If Christian man kills his daughter he is a criminal and not caused by his religion, but if "Muslim" kills his daughter then he is Islamist!?!? Why!?!? A true Muslim would not do that because he would be killing an innocent human being!!! A true Muslim does not beat his wife or daughter!!!
    You should knows the facts before you say something because this article about Islam allowing these crimes is a LIE!!!
    You don't even know this little fact about Islam!!

  • Nada

    If i was that girl i would have let them pour acid on the dumb psychotic bastard

  • adina

    you know that islam is not that islam is not being sexist or feminist islam iam a 14 year old pakistani muslim and i swear to allah this is not islam and that women amazingly strong and my dad never in my life even hurt me ever ever beat me even slap me or hurt me. and people call us intolerant when you people forget the spanish inquisition, slavery, is that not bad and islam forbids anything like that no slavery no feminism no racism. why do you think there is so much bullying in america i have never been bullied in my life while i lived in my muslim community. and you people dont call rape feminism sexual abuse is not feminism while these cases are rare in the muslim world comitted by very idiotic people rape happens everyday in america so look around ur comunity first islam is my religion and it is the religion of peace. if a 1 muslim comitis rape the whole world is shocked when 100 christian men comit rape no one cares
    you people dont even know islam you cant judge and watever u know is not enough to say we are feminist terrorists