Sunday, October 16, 2011

Iran's National Sport- Public Hangings

When I think of public executions I think of past centuries, certainly not something a civilized society in the 21st century would participate in. But Iran still hangs people in public squares, and they're attended by huge crowds.

In, fact, those hangings are a good time for daddies to bond with their kiddies.

And it provides great photo ops. The official Iranian Fars News Agency posted 25 of those gruesome pictures on their website for posterity. And check out the spectators' cell phones and point and shoots. 

The 'Iranian Human Rights' website claims that public executions have surged over the past few months and that

Iranian authorities announce the executions and broadcast them through the state media.
They've also called on the United Nations to help end public executions.

Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of IHR, asked the international community to act immediately in order to stop these barbaric acts. He said: Public executions are not only inhumane and degrading for those executed, but also for those watching including the children". He added: "We ask the UN to take serious steps in order to put an end on this inhumane and brutalizing punishment".

 Of course, the useless U.N. is more interested in censuring Israel and promoting events like Durban 111, than dealing with barbaric practices that still exist in so many countries with Sharia law, like public hangings and stonings. Don't expect them to do anything about it!  And with Iran's track record for being the world's leader as far as executing people goes, I'm sure they won't lose that title any time soon.

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