My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Sunday, April 08, 2007

More amputations coming in Iran?

Well, if the public wants it....
The reformist website Rooz reported on April 5, 2007 that the Friday prayer leader of Shiraz, a city in the heart of Iran, had called for more public punishments, as prescribed by "hodud," Islamic penal law.

After a convicted thief’s hand was amputated in public in Kermanshah, Ayatollah Mohiyeddin Shirazi, an appointee of the supreme leader of Iran, criticized the halting of public punishments, and added, "Those who say that practices like amputating hands belong to the past are themselves part of the past." He also claimed that imprisonment had no effect "on educating criminals and reducing crime."

At a meeting with judges from Fars province, Shirazi argued that public punishments are more effective that imprisonment: "Prison and imprisoning individuals do not have an effect on educating criminals and reducing crime. They also add to corruption." He also called for using criminals convicted for drug-related charges as forced labor.

Kermanshah judiciary head Allahyar Malekshahi promised more amputations in the future and said that citizens had requested the public amputation.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

And of course we will hear the Muslims in Canada claim this is Un-Islamic and not in the Quran , we can also expect to hear how another Muslim Country is a minority of the Global population
that merely Misunderstands the true teachings of Muhammed and islam.

I guess that will make the losing of a limb much easier to accept when the victim knows the whole thing is just a big mix-up , similiar to the 19 9/11 Hijackers that weren't True Muslims and we shouldn't get so upset over the mass murder of civilians.
Oh, and that Pedophilia thing with Muhammed and the child bride
was normal then and not meant to hold up to todays standards for defining child-abuse and rape.

5:11 PM  

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