August 09, 2006

Mullah Justice


This cartoon was originally posted on August 23, 2004 and is in our book Black & White World II.

The case of Atefah Sahaaleh depicted in the cartoon has received new attention on the release of an excellent BBC documentary, which can now be viewed at Google Video: Execution of a Teenage Girl. (hat tip Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi)

Here's Michelle Malkin recent post on the topic:

Many readers across the pond are sending good reviews of a BBC program that aired this week about Atefah Sahaaleh, a 16-year-old girl hanged in a public square in the Iranian city of Neka. Her death sentence was imposed by Islamic mullahs for "crimes against chastity." I hope there's an American station out there that will air the program here. I'm sure that feminists will join me in pressuring our media to help spread the word about this sharia-mandated barbarism.

UPDATE -- Aug. 11: For a detailed account of this crime, see the FrontPageMag symposium, Why the Mullahs Murdered Atefeh Rajabi, featuring Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi.

Zand-Bonazzi: Well, according to the Islamic Republic of Iran's interpretation of the Shari'a (I don't know how it's interpreted or done in Arab countries) a woman is automatically the seductress, however young and innocent. According to them, a man, no matter how old and promiscuous, is considered to be a "victim." ...

I should add that this Mullah was not only the Judge but also the executioner and he proudly hung the noose around her neck himself. After her execution, he said publicly that her punishment was not execution but he taught her a "lesson" because of her sharp tongue.

Posted by Forkum at August 9, 2006 09:23 PM