By Sandrea:-MY OPINION
Firstly, I would like to point out that I have no beef with the Iranian people I believe like most western people they are caught up in circumstances beyond their control and except for the fanatical aspect within, they are making the best of a bad situation.
Secondly, the world must ensure that Iran never gets its hand on nuclear materials irrespective of the regime claim that they only need nuclear power to for domestic purposes only, and if they already have any kind of nuclear material we should ensure that they are never put into operation, because if they do then this planet will be in serious problem of annihilation.
I cannot abide the Iranian regime I find then to be condescending, idiotic and extremely gender bias. Now I am not supporting the fact that if someone regardless of whether they are male or female commits a crime and in particular murder that they should not be punished, and although I personally do not support the death penalty, if a country has that as one of their punishment then so be it.
However, what I find appalling is the unequal manner in which Iran treats its female. How can you have a rule that states “Men can have up to four permanent wives, and any number of temporary wives. Women can only be married to one man at a time”. Absolute bull, it should be one man one wife, and the problems they have with men having multiply wives would not be there
The Iranian stating that “the death penalty is essential to maintain law and order and is applied only after exhaustive judicial proceedings”. What a croc. The US has in most of its states the death penalty and that does not prevent individuals from committing murder. Iranian death penalty is not use to justify criminal behaviour it is use in the most appalling gender bias that is currently being used by any regime, it is use to subjugate the female, to continue the archaic principles of the ‘Shari laws’ who do they believe that they are fooling?
The death penalty is not proven to be a deterrent for anyone who is hell-bent on murdering someone, if this was the case then we would have seen a vast reduction in murder. All of the serial killers in history, that have murders many individuals did so knowing that the death penalty was in force and that did not make them waver in any way in the commission of their sordid crime.
Women are stoned, beaten and executed, stripped of their dignity when stoned and beaten and this is the country that wants to put its greasy palm on nuclear material, no thank you. I would like to sleep knowing that terrorist cannot easily get their hands on weapons of mass destruction and in my opinion there are certain countries on this planet that should never be allowed to be in possession of these weapons and Iran is at the top of my list.
The international community needs to tell Iran in no uncertain terms that their behaviour towards the females in their country is draconian, out-dated, archaic and have no place in a modern society and that equally among the sexes should be something that they act upon and until they do we should not do any business with them, they should put in place an equal opportunity law, stop stoning and beating their females and drag themselves into the modern world.
There is a saying that it is the ‘man that makes the suit, not the suit that makes the man’ and regardless of how Iran dresses up their draconian policies against women they stink just the same.