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Iranian Government Beating Women who Don't Wear Head Coverings

Look at what the Iranian government is doing to its women who aren't covered in a way it thinks is appropriate:

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Hello, United Nations and Human Rights Watch? What do you have to say about this?

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If Gloria Steinem (is she s... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

If Gloria Steinem (is she still alive) had an intellectually honest bone in her body she would say we should declare war on such barbarism. And she would be right.

Hello, United Nations an... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Hello, United Nations and Human Rights Watch? What do you have to say about this?

Human Rights Watch: Iran

That took me about five seconds.

Translations please. Thank ... (Below threshold)
89:

Translations please. Thank goodness that the police are helping the woman rather than the assailants. So far.

This is what happens when y... (Below threshold)
Paul Hamilton:

This is what happens when you mix church and state.

re: mantisYup. Human... (Below threshold)
89:

re: mantis
Yup. Human Rights Watch is serious business. I think I might stop contributing to Amnesty International and divert my contributions to HRW instead, since they've been better at keeping the batty element at bay.

Paul,Depends on th... (Below threshold)
Heralder:

Paul,

Depends on the Church.

See this why we needed to b... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

See this why we needed to bring democracy to the region. This type of crime against humanity will not be tolerated in a democratic Iraq! Except for this and several other reported cases:

Iraq (from CNN): In this case, Dua Khalil, a 17-year-old Kurdish girl whose religion is Yazidi, was dragged into a crowd in a headlock with police looking on and kicked, beaten and stoned to death last month (April '07).

Apparently Barney's point i... (Below threshold)

Apparently Barney's point is that nothing is wrong with it.

Otherwise he'd be able to issue a straight forward condemnation.

Yet, as we see, the only important thing about what Iran is doing right now as an official policy, is that it can be compared to failures of the Bush administration.

Since, when all is said and done, nothing at all matters in the whole world but condemning Bush and/or the United States.

Well Barney, of course noth... (Below threshold)
Heralder:

Well Barney, of course nothing bad is supposed to ever happen in alllll of Iraq once we were there.

Try looking at the daily blotter in a New York City newspaper, you'll see some vile things there too...and we're a free Republic.

hm, l's in italic look kind... (Below threshold)
Heralder:

hm, l's in italic look kind of nice, llllll

Ok, back to Barney's regularly scheduled change of subject from Iran to Iraq.

Women. Can't live with 'em... (Below threshold)
Rickbert:

Women. Can't live with 'em, can't beat 'em over the head with a stick.

Oh, wait...

This is a trick question, isn't it? I almost blamed this on an intolerant theocratic patriarchy but then remembered I'm not a member of that culture. So multiculturalism trumps and I can't condemn the behavior, right?

Whew, that was close, I almost felt like something bad was happening to that woman.

Perhaps Jimmy Carter can el... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Perhaps Jimmy Carter can elaborate on how the new regime in Iran is better than the Shah's.

I wonder if this will end u... (Below threshold)
jp2:

I wonder if this will end up in the same place as Kim's towering article about "Jews in Iran have to wear badges."

(She retracted it shortly after posting)

This is the equivalent of b... (Below threshold)
-S-:

This is the equivalent of beating a man for not wearing a tie-died t-shirt.

Not "Church & State", but "... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

Not "Church & State", but "Mosque and Malice"

Heralder: Well, the religi... (Below threshold)
Paul Hamilton:

Heralder: Well, the religious element in THIS country seems willing to allow thousands of women to die needless of a terrible disease rather than support a vaccine which could prevent the disease completely. And it's all in the name of promoting their religious beliefs.

That's just one example, but the point is that fundamentalist religion of any stripe breeds irrationality whether it's beating somebody over the head for defying the theological dress code or whether it's deliberately putting people's health at risk because they fear contraception or the HPV vaccine would "encourage promiscuity."

Paul, not only is your post... (Below threshold)

Paul, not only is your post off-topic, you are totally misinformed about the HPV vaccine and why most people (not just conservatives) oppose it.

• The drug costs $360 per child and requires three painful injections administered over a six month period. It protects against two rare strains of HPV (a virus which has been linked to cervical cancer in women).
• Only girls will be forced to comply. There is no similar requirement for boys to get immunized (even though they carry 50% of the viruses).
• The virus has a 20-year incubation period before becoming cervical cancer. In other words, if a woman gets cervical cancer at age 50, she probably contracted the disease at age 30.
• We are vaccinating the wrong people. More than 70 percent of cervical cancer patients are older than 40 (which means they did not get the virus until they were at least in their 20's). But vaccine only has a five-year protection window. Vaccinating an 11-year-old girl will only protect her until she is 16.
• The proposed legislation does not address the need for booster inoculations every 5 years.
• All girls would be vaccinated, whether or not they are sexually active and parental permission would not be required. If a girl fails to get the vaccine, she can actually be barred from attending school.
• Merck -- the company that is lobbying your legislature to make this drug mandatory -- will make $2 billion to $4 billion off the drug in 2007 alone.

So -- as you see, this has nothing to do with religion or beating women in the head because they don't comply with your fashion demands. If anything, the liberal position on HPV is the intolerant one because they always try to use force and coersion to get their way.

"Hey Abdul,.....have you st... (Below threshold)
TR19667:

"Hey Abdul,.....have you stopped beating your wife yet?...."

badda bing.

Now if the perpatrators had been the joooosssss the MSM and libs would have been seriously disturbed (sorry, wrong choice of words), I mean seriously "concerned".

But as it turns out there really isn'y any "bad guys" here, just some poor members of the religion of peace driven to violence by Bushcheneyhalliburton.

Non-Muslims have to ... (Below threshold)
lightwave:
What does Human Rights Watc... (Below threshold)
DOUG:

What does Human Rights Watch say? Why that the beatings are clearly the fault of Israel and of US inspired Islamophobia. Where else could practitioners of the Religion of Peace learn such brutal and mean-spirited ways?

Hey, it's private space. W... (Below threshold)
kim:

Hey, it's private space. What's not to like?
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This i a sin against god hi... (Below threshold)
joseph sang:

This i a sin against god himself beating any human being in this way as this is no more than a pack of dogs letting there anger loose on another person.
Would they take part in this atrocity with there own wife or daughter if they would they must be some sort of pack animal.




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