The United States Should Oppose this Brutality, but We Won’t

| July 20, 2009 | 2 Replies

I honestly don’t care whether Iran is developing a nuclear weapon or not. My opposition to the tyrannical Mullahs is based solely in the belief that civilized human beings must not, under any curcumstances, allow evil to continue unabated. Make no mistake, the regime in Tehran is wholly and thoroughly evil.

Do you want proof? Here is an excerpt of an interview with a member of the Basiji militia. They’re the people who work directly for Ali Khamenei who have committed the lion’s share of the brutality we’ve seen in Iran since their bogus election. It happens that shooting unarmed women, beating people to death, and dragging wounded people out of hospitals isn’t all that’s in their job description.

He said he had been a highly regarded member of the force, and had so “impressed my superiors” that, at 18, “I was given the ‘honor’ to temporarily marry young girls before they were sentenced to death.”

In the Islamic Republic it is illegal to execute a young woman, regardless of her crime, if she is a virgin, he explained. Therefore a “wedding” ceremony is conducted the night before the execution: The young girl is forced to have sexual intercourse with a prison guard – essentially raped by her “husband.”

“I regret that, even though the marriages were legal,” he said.

Why the regret, if the marriages were “legal?”

“Because,” he went on, “I could tell that the girls were more afraid of their ‘wedding’ night than of the execution that awaited them in the morning. And they would always fight back, so we would have to put sleeping pills in their food. By morning the girls would have an empty expression; it seemed like they were ready or wanted to die.

“I remember hearing them cry and scream after [the rape] was over,” he said. “I will never forget how this one girl clawed at her own face and neck with her finger nails afterwards. She had deep scratches all over her.”

When President Obama speaks of the Mad Mullahs as legitimate rulers and treats them as if they are our equals, that is what he is legitimizing. I wonder how many women have been raped since the protests began so that their executioners can sleep soundly and if that number ever appears in a State Department briefing book. Somehow I doubt that, with our new devotion to realpolitik, human rights matters much at all. If the prospect of an Iranian nuclear weapon reducing some city fo glowing wreckage doesn’t trigger the President’s righteous indignation, the muffled weeping of a newly-raped Iranian teenager isn’t going to do it either. Remember, this is the same man who threw Muslim women to the lions recently while speaking at a segregated university in Cairo, Egypt.

Says Mark Steyn, “Must be convenient to have a legal code that obliges all your pathologies.” Indeed. It’s also fortuitous for them that the courage and moral clarity of the West has given way to apology and obsequiousness. When the shining city on a hill puts its lights out, all manner of evil is free to hunt the darnkess.

(via memeorandum)

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