Iran May Hang Man for "Mohammed Butt" Joke

"They are going to hang him just like that."


America is a moderate Muslim country. Obama only sent a man to jail for a little while for making a Mohammed movie. In Iran, if they find you with a Mohammed movie on your computer, it's the gallows. (via Religion of Peace)

Mohabat News - Rouhollah Tavana was arrested by Mashhad Intelligence officers at his home in October 2011, and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran reports that the court ruling indicates that the officers had "confiscated a private video recording of Tavana on his personal computer, in which while under the influence of alcohol, he allegedly uttered a phrase the judge interpreted as insulting the Prophet of Islam, a crime under Iranian law."

Tavana's mother, Fakhri Jamali, has told the campaign: "We have asked all authorities for a pardon and for forgiveness for him. My son has repented. My son wrote a letter in prison and expressed remorse, but nothing happened. We can't rely on anything. They are going to hang him just like that."

Campaign executive director Hadi Ghaemi says: "It is mind-boggling that in the 21st century, the Iranian Judiciary wants to hang a young man for uttering a random phrase during a video he shot of himself and kept it private. This is an unbelievable act of inquisition at its worst."

Jamali described the incident that led to her son's death, telling the Campaign: "Three years ago, one of my son's friends called the Mashhad Intelligence Office and told them that my son had information at his home that was 'anti-revolutionary' and 'against the Supreme Leader.' Forces from the Mashhad Intelligence Office raided my son's home suddenly, searching through all his books, personal items, and his computer hard disk. On his computer there was a video that my son and one of his brothers had made of themselves on the night of his birthday."

Jamali goes on to add: "In this video, my son, who was having a drink, said a sentence that cannot even be a direct insult to Prophet Mohammad. He was holding the knife he was going to cut the cake with and he said, 'Put this knife up your prophet's butt.' But this film was private and other than himself and his brother, there was no one else in it. My son was kept in solitary confinement inside the Intelligence Office for three-and-a-half months, and then they transferred him to Vakilabad Prison in Shiraz."

Obama and his cronies keep saying that Iran has a moderate Muslim government these days. Apparently this is what a moderate Muslim government looks like.