TLF: Iranian Sisters Sentenced To Stoning

Wasn’t it just a short while ago that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and other Iranian leaders were telling us how they respected women, cherished them, and treated them better then Western culture did? Hmmmm….

Two Iranian sisters convicted of adultery face being stoned to death after the supreme court upheld death sentences against them, Iranian media have reported.

The penal court of Teheran province had already sentenced the sisters, identified only as Zohreh, 27, and Azar, to stoning, the newspaper said.

The Etemad newspaper quoted Jabbar Solati, their lawyer, as saying that the sisters had initially been tried for “illegal relations” and had received 99 lashes. However, they were convicted of “adultery” in a second trial for the same incident.

I’d ask where the liberal womens groups are in decrying this kind of action, but, to what point? We already know that they will ignore most activity that is not women friendly by Islamic extremists.

I have to wonder: do they approve of the treatment of women in Islamic countries? Are they being quiet because speaking up would mean they are on Bush’s side? Or, are they just scared sh*tless to make waves and put themselves in Islamic extremists’ crosshairs?

Can you imagine the uproar if the USA, Britain, France, or any non-Muslim country banned a women’s magazine, much less sentenced women to be stoned?

Raven has more on the subject, wondering about the deafening roar of silence.

Crossposted at Right Wing News.

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29 Responses to “TLF: Iranian Sisters Sentenced To Stoning”

  1. Iranian Sisters Sentenced To Stoning…

    Wasn’t it just a short while ago that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and other Iranian leaders were telling us how they respected women, cherished them, and treated them better then Western culture did? Hmmmm…. Two Iranian sisters con…

  2. Right Truth says:

    Be afraid my fellow Americans…

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  3. Silke says:

    Teach said: I have to wonder: do they approve of the treatment of women in Islamic countries?

    I have to wonder: out of all the things you could have talked about regarding this article, this is the issue you pick. Amazing!

    Equating not specifically condemning something as actually condoning it is such a stretch.

  4. That was one of my two points. First, that women are treated like sh*t in Islamic countries, and second, that liberal womens groups pretty much ignore the plight of women in Islamic countries.

    I think you should take it as unwritten, based on previous posts, that I find stoning people to death despicable.

  5. Raven says:

    I posted on this too. The silence from the major “Human Rights” groups just astonishes me…in the name of culture and religion, these deaths will always be “tolerated”.

    Humanity means nothing anymore to so many.

    Sickens me.

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  7. Stacy says:

    Silke, this is an argument I’ve been making for years. If you look at any womens’ groups home pages, they say nothing about women such as these. It’s mostly abortion. If they want to just focus on that? Fine. But don’t call yourself a womens’ rights group. That should cover all women’s issues.

  8. Silke says:

    Stacy, I see this as a human rights issue – not a women’s rights issue. Yes the women’s rights groups in this country tend to focus on reproductive rights but their silence about specific incidents in Muslim countries should not be misconstrued as approval – that’s ridiculous. Some things are just obvious.

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  11. In one regard, you are correct, Silke. However, we are discussing liberal women’s groups and their failure to condemn this type of activity.

  12. Silke says:

    And my point was “failure to condemn” it is not the same thing as condoning it. Had you not taken it to that extreme I might have seen your point, Teach, but honestly this just seems like such a minor issue compared to the broader significance of the story.

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  14. Stacy says:

    I getcha Silke, I understand your point. But Teach did not state that they “condoned” it, and my interpretation was never that that was even a suggestion of his. Simply a matter of “why aren’t they saying anything?”

  15. Bingo, Stacy.

    These same groups are more then willing to condemn the most minor thing that the US does in attempting to safeguard the USA, Silke, yet, never condemns things done to women, like stoning for adultery, honor killings, lashes for being raped, etc, in Islamic countries. I am not saying they condone it, just that there silence is deafening. Why?

  16. Silke says:

    Stacy, look at what Teach said…“I have to wonder: do they approve of the treatment of women in Islamic countries?” And now he’s trying to distance himself from his own words.

    Using this story as an opportunity to take a swipe at women’s rights groups just seems so trivial.

  17. We need to work on your comprehension skills, Silke. That thing that is shaped like “?” denotes that it was a question.

    Perhaps you could answer it. All those groups have been silent on the plight of women in Islamic countries. Why?

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  19. Silke says:

    Guess I gave you too much credit…I thought it was a rhetorical question (you’re probably not familiar with those, though).

    Since you’ve asked me to state the obvious, here goes: I don’t know why they haven’t spoken out about this story but it certainly doesn’t mean they approve of it. It’s an absurd question and unworthy of the true importance of this story.

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  21. John Ryan says:

    Why hasn’t Dobson spoken out on this ?? Oh maybe it is because that is what the bible says the punishment should be

  22. Stacy says:

    John Ryan is dead wrong. There are multiple Christian organizations that denouce this. Voice of the Martyr is a large organization that devotes themselves entirely to recognizing the tragic events of Islam. And again, you were unable to stay on point. This post was specifically about women’s groups, not Christians. Gawd, your ass must hurt from pulling so much out of it.

  23. Stacy says:

    Something else you need to remember about FOTF John, is that it is an organization specifically focused on helping Christian families.

    Women’s groups are unfortunately not focused on all women’s issues; just a few that decide they want to get worked up about.

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    Patriot Stacy. The Demlibloonies think they are never wrong. When they are, they don’t have the guts nor class to apologize. They are yellow coat cowards in every sense of the word. If Al-Qaeda, GOD forbid, ever took over this great nation of ours, liberals and special interest groups would be the first ones beheaded. This is a fact for infidels will be executed…Three inside the Beltway senators and one will be president? Guess Gov. Huckabee has a long shot now… like the NY Giants did, eh?

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  27. Wilda Hughes says:

    Actually, I was just collecting this sort of information for a site that I am starting. What puzzles me about your question: you imply that women’s rights group aren’t concerned about the stoning of women in Iran. You are wrong. However, if you’re asking for liberal women to go to Iran to protest this action, how would we go about doing that? If you’re asking that we march on Washington, how will that change policy in Iran? It doesn’t even seem to change policy in Washington. In other words, what evidence do you have that liberal women like myself aren’t concerned about the fate of women around the globe? On the other hand, why aren’t you up in arms about 8-year old boys conscripted into armies in Africa? Do you see what a misleading question that is?

  28. Wilda Hughes says:

    Oh, and by the way, you can send appeals to Iran to stop the stoning of women via Amnesty International. As a liberal woman, that’s the only thing that I know to do. Let me know if you think of something else. I’ll try to cram it in after I finish my full-time, day job and help my Mom repair her house on weekends.

  29. No, I am not asking them to go there, but, to speak up about the plight of women in places like Iran. Y’all on the left seem to think that marching on Washington will change everything else. Meanwhile, Code Pink spent time a few years back in Iran, extolling how great the place was. Liberal womens groups will decry the slightest thing in the USA, but, for the most part, ignore the plight of women in Muslim countries.

    I’ve actually filled out petitions with Amnesty Intn’l. And will follow this one. Just like with the ACLU, some of our beliefs, or at least end points, are the same. But, that is a good start, and is the least that the liberal womens groups could do, instead of the defeaning silence.

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