Saturday, May 14, 2011

Is this fair or unfair?

Ameneh Bahrami, who was blinded when a spurned suitor threw acid at her, asked for the same to be inflicted on him. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP

In a literal application of the sharia law of an eye for an eye, Iran is ready for the first time to blind a man with acid, after he was found guilty of doing the same to a woman who refused to marry him.

Majid Movahedi, 30, is scheduled to be rendered unconscious in Tehran's judiciary hospital at noon on Saturday while Ameneh Bahrami, his victim, drops acid in both his eyes, her lawyer said.

Bahrami who had asked for an eye for an eye retribution in the court, was disfigured and blinded by Movahedi in 2004 when he threw a jar of acid in her face while she was returning home from work. "He was holding a red container in his hand. He looked into my eyes for a second and threw the contents of the red container into my face," she told the court in 2008. More here:

Well, I can see why they have to sedate him ... to be sure he gets the acid in his eyes ... but what about the rest of his face?  Look what he did to her face.


WOMBAT said...

The Religion of Peace strikes again. Meanwhile, the liberal elite in our country don't see anything wrong with allowing sharia law to take precedence over US or State law here. Your know- it's important to ensure freedom of religion even when their freedom necessitates the abandonment of ours.

scot/nitwit said...

I don't know. This part of sharia law I kind of like. I'd probably take it further, though. I'd create a pay-per-view channel (so I could also make money) airing only victim revenges. Call it "This is Your Death" or something equally disturbing. People could watch Ted Bundy get ass-raped and then strangled, Ed Gein skinned and his skullcap turned into a dogfood dish and BTK Killer subjected to his own horror: squealing, pissing and crapping his pants. Yeah, I'd do that. Or pay to watch if someone capitalized on the revenge goldmine before me.

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