Wednesday, November 17, 2004

A Neverending Cavalcade of Psychotic Barbarity

Via LGF comes this story that is yet another example of the utter madness that has metastasized in Islam, this time in Iran:

A 14 year old boy is sentenced to 85 lashes for breaking his Ramadan fast

A 14 year old boy died on Thursday, November 11th, after having received 85 lashes; according to the ruling of the Mullah judge of the public circuit court in the town of Sanandadj he was guilty of breaking his fast during the month of Ramadan.

The Kurdish site Rojeh'heh Lat reports that the young man's identity has not been disclosed. He was scheduled for burial on Saturday, November 13th (after 3 days at the local morgue), in the cemetery of Beheshteh Mohammadi in Sanandadj. However due to the public's realization of the events surrounding the boy's circumstances the cemetery was stormed [in protest] and his burial did not take place.

According to informed sources, supervisors have instructed that the burial take place in the presence of his closest relatives, surveyed by security forces.
I know, I guess that I should be more "tolerant" of people who have different beliefs. After all, who am I to judge, right?

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