Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Eteraz Reports Good News

Eteraz is reporting on the good news about Nazenin Fatehi.

The original conviction for the murder of her would-be rapist has been overturned, and the death was ruled “unintentional.”

This doesn’t mean she’s out of prison, but it does make her execution less likely.

Here’s a possibility: she will serve a sentence for the killing, and will be fined some blood money retribution to be paid to her attacker’s family.

If that is what happens, then… I guess I’m beginning to understand some of the aspects of Sharia tribal law. On the other hand, Iran is not tribal. On the third hand, the theocracy is certainly regressive, so their laws may have reverted to the tribal mentality.

Eteraz also reports that there is good news about a stoning case also. As he says, it is a “small measure of good news.” As far as I’m concerned, any stoning delayed makes it less likely to happen.

My fervent hope.

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5 comments:

MK said...

This is good news, good that the court has seen the light in this case.

ScottSA said...

"Here’s a possibility: she will serve a sentence for the killing, and will be fined some blood money retribution to be paid to her attacker’s family.

If that is what happens, then… I guess I’m beginning to understand some of the aspects of Sharia tribal law."

Wanna know about Sharia tribal law? Just take a look at early Saxon law. Mind you, that was 1500 years ago or so...

Otter said...

Hmmm. Something about 'Honor Killing.' She killed a male. Is the family going to let that go?

Papa Bear said...

mk: old saying "when you get them feeling the heat, perhaps they'll see the light". If not for the worldwide bad PR, the woman would have been killed

To understand the Islamic legal system, you have to understand early tribal life. People are not valued as individuals, they are valued for how they may contribute to the survival of the tribe.

Hence, if a man is killed, then the family and tribe must be compensated for the loss of his services. Once compensation occurs, the tribe is happy again.

Women were not all that valuable. If a man wanted a woman, he just took part in a raid, and took his pick from among the captive girls. Women were much easier to replace than men. Hence, any issue between a man (a fighting resource for the tribe) and a woman (an easily replaceable resource) will be decided in favor of the man

Anonymous said...

How ironic... good news from a messenger (Eteraz) who is himself an extreme apologist of evil!