Friday, February 10, 2006


Defending Evil

UK Indymedia is reporting another sad case from Iran:
An Iranian court has sentenced a teenage rape victim to death by hanging after she weepingly confessed that she had unintentionally killed a man who had tried to rape both her and her niece.
The first comment in response:
I wonder why our neo-con warmongers never post about capital punishment in the United States, or anywhere else that still uses this barbaric practice.

Surely nothing to do with whipping up propaganda for a war on Iran .... ?
Irrespective of your position on capital punishment, there is a difference between execution of a murderer who has been subject to a trial in a country that respects the rule of law, and this. The girl in question would likely not have even been convicted in America, yet she is to be hanged in a country that stones gays to death, and yet the commenter on UK Indymedia can't see any difference.

I have said before that too many on Indymedia take their freedom for granted.
We now know why an Iranian Indymedia isn't going to happen soon thanks to local bloggers being tortured.

But you won't hear about any of this on the Indymedia sites whose contributors take their freedom completely for granted. They aren't concerned with real oppression, real censorship, real fascism or real anything. While people are thrown in jail for speaking their mind and fatwas issued for dissent, those with both the right and privilege to do so seem more concerned with breaking stuff and bitching about America. What hypocrisy! What happened?
Nothing has changed, and now a little girl is going to die. Well done "activists"!

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