Shocking article in the Jerusalem Post: Iranian girls raped before their execution
Posted: 20 July 2009 10:05 AM   [ Ignore ]
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The article is here:

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1246443842931&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull

I checked ten or so online newspapers and found no echoes of this article. Was it just an unlucky search, or is the article a fake story?

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Posted: 21 July 2009 06:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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http://www.jpost.com?  I have never heard of them.  I hope no-one was raped and killed!

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Posted: 22 July 2009 01:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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jump_in_the_pit - 21 July 2009 06:50 PM

http://www.jpost.com?  I have never heard of them.  I hope no-one was raped and killed!

The Jerusalem Post is an excellent centrist Israeli news source, actually, along with the more lefty Haaretz (http://www.haaretz.com) and more conservative Ynetnews (http://www.ynetnews.com).  But the source for this particular story, whose interview “took place by telephone, and on condition of anonymity. . . . [A]rranged by a reliable source whose identity can also not be revealed,” could use more than a little correlation.

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Posted: 02 August 2009 09:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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A few weeks ago I heard a discussion about this practice on NPR. The details were a bit different. The person interviewed said that according to Islamic law, any woman who is executed as a virgin, regardless of how heinous her crime, is considered a martyr and goes straight to heaven. The authorities who sentence her to death, obviously don’t like that scenario, so they manipulate the circumstances to insure she goes to hell. They arrange for her to lose her virginity. Since rape outside of marriage is considered a sin, the chosen rapist must marry her to maintain his own innocence. Once the girl is executed, the man is free again with no stains of sin.

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Posted: 03 August 2009 01:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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