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  1. #1 Man sentenced to be blinded with acid by Iranian court 
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    "An eye for an eye,a tooth for a tooth !"


    IRAN'S supreme court has upheld a sentence of blinding with acid for a man who blinded his lover's husband, under the Islamic "eye-for-an-eye" justice code, a government daily said today.

    The convict, named only as Mojtaba, 25, threw acid in the face of Alireza, 25, a taxi driver in Iran's clerical hub city of Qom, after an "illicit affair" with the victim's wife, Mojdeh, also 25, said the newspaper Iran.

    The supreme court has upheld a lower court ruling that Mojtaba be blinded with drops of acid, in line with Islamic justice, which allows for "qisas," or eye-for-an-eye retribution, in cases of violent crime, it said.

    Qom prosecutor Mostafa Barzegar Ganji said the victim had used his right to qisas. "We have asked for forensic specialists to oversee the blinding of the convict," he said, quoted in Iran.

    Several acid attacks have been reported in Iran.

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    Oh well.
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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    At first reading of the headline you think wtf how barbaric.
    Then you read the crime....and as rock said "oh well".
    You get what you give.
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    Finally, something I can agree with the camel fookers about.
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    I dunno. This circle of violence - and I guess blinding in retribution is violence - should really come to an end.

    From the article:
    In February 2009, Majid Movahedi was sentenced to be blinded in both eyes for having hurled acid in the face of a university classmate, Ameneh Bahrami, who refused a marriage proposal.
    Bet she don't turn the NEXT dude down!;)
    But is this blinding necessary? Of course not. All you end up with is a person dependent upon the government of Iran (think of that) or relatives, and almost certainly never able to fend for himself.
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    Blinded by the light...revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckerMe View Post
    But is this blinding necessary? Of course not. All you end up with is a person dependent upon the government of Iran (think of that) or relatives, and almost certainly never able to fend for himself.
    I'm guessing that's the punishment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckerMe View Post
    But is this blinding necessary? Of course not. All you end up with is a person dependent upon the government of Iran (think of that) or relatives, and almost certainly never able to fend for himself.
    The government will never give him a dime, he may get some support from relatives but will likely become a beggar.
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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    Just seems barbaric to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    Just seems barbaric to me.
    Both he and Iran, obviously a much different world than our own.
    They can keep their sharia!
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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