Report: Iranian Militias Marry, Rape Virgin Prisoners Before Executions
Monday, July 20, 2009
TEHRAN, Iran — Members of Iran's feared Basij militia forcibly marry female virgin prisoners the night before scheduled executions, raping their new "wives" and making it religiously acceptable to execute them, a self-professed member of the paramilitary group said.
The anonymous militiaman told the Jerusalem Post that at age 18 he was "given the 'honor' to temporarily marry young girls before they were sentenced to death."
In the Islamic Republic of Iran it is illegal to execute a woman if she is a virgin, the former guard told the newspaper. So the government arranges "wedding" ceremonies to be conducted the night before executions, and prisoners are forced to have sexual intercourse with a guard.
Raped by her new "husband," a female prisoner is now fit to be put to death.
"I regret that, even though the marriages were legal," said the militiaman, who told the Jerusalem Post he had just been released from prison himself after freeing two teenagers rounded up during post-election protests.
Some of the prisoners in his care were drugged with sleeping pills to make them docile, as the girls in their custody always fought back, he said, fearing the night of the rape more deeply than their executions the following day.
"I remember hearing them cry and scream after [the rape] was over," he told the paper. "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."
I post this because of a little comment debate at Libertarian Republican that I seem to have become involved in with someone called "bint". I commented on a post about Michael Savage being taken off the banned list in Britain. During my comment, I mentioned how Islam condones the execution of women who are raped and the beating of wives by their husbands. Well, bint seems to think that Christianity has killed far more people and tolerates child rape and that women who are beaten aren't allowed to divorce. I put my two cents in on those comments. Waiting to see what the reply is (hee hee).
How anyone can defend the twisted view of the world that Islam takes is beyond me. Yes, Christianity has had its dark history. I think we can all agree on that. But has anyone ever heard of a rape victim being stoned to death by priests?
Islam is not a peaceful religion, despite what many say. I remember reading a book written by a princess of the Saudi family (her name and the title escape me) and cringing at the stories she told. Her friend next door had been caught with a boy on the street who was not a relative. Her friend's punishment? Being wrapped in chains and thrown into the swimming pool by her father. Real tolerant, eh?
A message for you radical Islamic nutjobs: Try to make me wear a burqa, MFers!
Sidenote: I haven't forgotten about the earmarks. Just been really busy. BNGF