One of the most popular memes the Left has created over the past few years is the idea that conservatives have somehow declared a War on Women. It’s usually brought out when conservatives declare their opposition to infant slaughter on demand or refuse to support having their money buy other people’s birth control, among many other things. The feminists and their supporters are obsessed with how American conservatives supposedly hate women, but they are usually suspiciously silent about the real War on Women that’s taking place in other countries across the world.
The Middle East is one of the biggest perpetrators of the real War on Women, and the “rape culture” we are told exists here actually does exist there. The nation of Iran is one of the worst offenders in a region full of them, and Iranian woman Reyhaneh Jabbari might just become the next casualty. She was set to be executed today. Her crime? Killing a man who attempted to rape her. Fox News explains what happened:
Jabbari, who worked as a decorator, was convicted of the 2007 fatal stabbing of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of the Iranian Intelligence Ministry. Jabbari, who was 19 at the time, has long maintained Sarbandi drugged her and tried to rape her after the two met at a café and she agreed to go to his office to discuss a business deal.
Sarbandi took Jabbari to a rundown building in a remote location, according to her supporters. Once there, he offered her a fruit drink which forensic tests conducted by the police determined contained a date-rape drug, according to human rights advocates.
Jabbari allegedly stabbed Sarbandi in the shoulder with a small pocket knife and fled, while Sarbandi bled to death.
Human rights advocates say the case shows the brutality and intolerance of Iran’s penal system.
“She has been tortured in so many ways in prison. They may have pressured her to confess,” said Shabnam Assadollahi, an Iranian activist based in Canada.
I used the past tense when introducing this story because Persian sources are reporting that the sentence has been suspended. The English website Iranian Human Rights reports that she has been granted a stay of execution for only 10 days, meaning that it could still be carried out.
It’s also worth noting that this execution was handed out under the watch of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who, in 2012, was supposed to be the …read more