Sunday, July 31, 2011

An eye for an eye ....not

Man pardoned from his sentence by the woman he attacked.

And the mother of the woman attacked?
Isna quoted Ms Bahrami's mother as saying: "I am proud of my daughter... Ameneh had the strength to forgive Majid. This forgiveness will calm Ameneh and our family."
Amnesty International's position:
Rights group Amnesty International had lobbied against the sentence, calling it "cruel and inhuman punishment amounting to torture".
I think the larger picture is being pushed off to the side here. What about the cruel and inhuman punishment handed out by this man to a woman who dared to turn down his offer of marriage.  He ends up with a 10-12 year sentence. She carries the scars for the rest of her life. And other men see how light the sentence is for harming a mere woman.
If I were dictator of the world, this man would have been sentenced to a life of hard labor. And I'd give serious consideration to the neutering of all immediate family members of anyone who acts in so cruel a manner to another human being. He had to have learned this attitude someplace.

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