Monday, July 20, 2009

Legally Sanctioned Rape in Iran Before Executions

Members of the Basij paramilitary militia

The Jerusalem Post, in a shocking interview with a member of the Iranian paramilitary Basij militia, reports on the savagery of this organization which is composed of teenagers. What makes the behavior of these teenage soldiers particularly horrendous is the fact that they were forced to commit rapes to comply with religious duties commanded by Islam, the religion of peace and mercy. Here is a segment of the interview showing the brutality of these rapes. A link to the complete article will be posted on the bottom of this posting:

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.”

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