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Thursday, December 02, 2004

Age Of barbarism!

It has been few days since Eshrat Shayegh (member of parliament) came up with the idea of executing prostitutes.
Last night while I was surfing the net I came across her recent interview with Chelcheragh magazine. In the interview Mrs. Shayegh clearly states her negative opinion of some prominent Iranian writers and goes on further to suggest that what should be done about them.
I am still in a mental shock and can't digest the fact that how can an human being, a member of parliament and a mother associate herself with such evil thoughts.
Mrs. Shayegh prescribes punishments such as imprisonment and death penalty like she is prescribing Aspirin for a simple headache.
What bothers me the most is her easiness of mind while she talks and deals with these issues. If we were living under a democratic system, not only had she to apologize to the people, but also had to resign her post.(With Iran's current system, this is just a far fetched dream.)
All I can do is to condemn Mrs. Shayegh's opinions in my own private space which is my weblog. I condemn her not only for her disrespect towards women, but against anything which is good and humane.

One thing which I can't apprehend is that why organizations such as: Iranian feminist Tribune or Women In Iran didn't react more strongly?. I just wish that there could be a platform in which we could all react.
I know I might seem rather naive but doing something is better than not doing anything. Don't you think?

So, please if you have any good ideas get in touch.


Blogger Baby Blues said...

perhpas they are afraid of being prescribed one of the "good doctor's aspirin"...

5:12 AM  
Blogger paymane said...

The reason that nobody is reacting is that
unlike the societies that have achieved significant freedom, Iranian society does not find these remarks
unusual. for iranians these kind of sentiments have been a fact of life. Ever since, Navab Safavi, found it courageous to murder Ahmad Kasravi!
It wasn't so long ago that the same people issues a death sentence for Hashem Aghajari. unlike Kasravi, Aghajari is a devout muslim and a fierce revolutionary who is an Iran-Iraq war veteran. when they do this to one of thier own, how could any one be surprized, when they proclaim to do much worse to people who aren't famous or intellectual, infact the "street women" are defenseless. This is the true nature of an unjust system. It does not hesitate to perpetrate enormouse amount of injustice and inhumanity on the poorest sectors of it's own society.

11:04 PM  
Blogger PersianArchitect said...

1.yes perhaps thay are afraid.(for MockingBird)

2.I dont agree with you that nobody is reacting.But on the other hand I think you are correct when mentioning the true nature of this unjust system.(for Paymane)

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. LOOK AT HER. If any of u expects her to be logical, reasonable, and human, then u are being very illogical, unreasonable and a confused human!
2. What can we do? Realisticly not much except feel nausiated that these are the people who are going to be part of the great Iranian history...sad sad sad.
3. My father always says: "GHAHI ZIN BE POSHT O GHAHI POSHT BE ZIN" in other words, the world will TURN EVENTUALLY. Then I would like to see one of those working women come to power and make example out of these animals...I have worked in the Iranian judicial system in Iran, do any of you have any idea what kind of heartless, money hungry, corrupted OZGHALS are in power? She is just an example.
4. Thank god I don't have blood pressure issues! (maybe this should've been #1! ;-@

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The solution to your problem can be seen in Ukraine. I have been watching Iran for years, and hoping for you to free yourselves. I have seen several times students in the tens of thousands take to the streets, demanding freedom, only to be smacked down by the thugs that work for the Mullahs. I have read that as many as 80% of the population of Iran is under 30 years old, and that these people want freedom. You can't hold a majority down like that forever, sooner or later it will come. You need a leader, someone willing to draw a line in the sand and refuse to back down until the regime is changed. Then you need that majority in the streets of Tehran, refusing to back down. I thought your President could be that man, but he appears to be afraid as well. It is shortsighted of him, because freedom is coming. He can be seen as a liberator, or as someone who stood in the way of freedom, but either way it is coming.
You can't run when the bullies show up to bust heads. Fight back, the Army is made up of people under 30 too.
Until Iraq, every free country on the face of the earth had to be freed by their own fed-up people. When will Iranians be fed up?

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why the choice must be to do a lot or to do nothing at all. I say start small and test the waters. These basterds have addresses too. You can write them. Let them know the asprins they have prescribed for so long are coming their way. Have fun with them, it is just.

10:34 AM  
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