July 19, 2009
I'd like to see any 'feminist' try to defend the Iranian government's behavior, why we shouldn't provide Israel with whatever aid they ask for in combating a government that promotes this sort of evil, and why we're not invading to protect these young girls. The justification of drugging, rape, and execution of young girls, especially in a culture where virginity and marriage is placed at the highest premium for young women, destroys any moral equivalence argument.
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."
"And yet there are people out there who complain about torture if the detainees at Gitmo don't get a fucking fruit cup with dinner" pretty much sums up the cognitive dissonance.
h/t ElderofZiyon, via discardedlies
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