Sunday, May 28, 2006

The Islamic Republic of Iran's depravity

Today's London Telegraph has an article on Roya Tolouee, an Iranian dissident who was jailed for 66 days last year on trumped up charges. Ms. Tolouee is pro-democracy and women's rights activist, which doesn't go over well with the Islamic regime in Iran.

During her captivity, she was beaten, raped and told by her captors that "they would kill her children by setting them on fire before her eyes." After withstanding the physical abuse, it was this threat that made Ms. Tolouee crack and give her captors what they wanted: admission to the "crimes" of giving interviews to foreign media and leading protests.

After being released on bail, Ms. Tolouee was able to escape Iran with her children, and is now living in the US.

The article illustrates well the brutality of the regime, as well as the dignity of Ms. Tolouee:
"When I asked how he could do this to me, he said that he believed in only two things - Islam and the rule of the clerics."

"But I know of no religious morality that can justify what they did to me, or other women. For these people, religion is only a tool for dictatorship and abuse. It is a regime of prejudice against women, against other regimes, against other ethnic groups, against anybody who thinks differently from them."
Read it all.

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