Death Penalty for blogging in Iran

July 7th, 2008 at 4:20 am by David Farrar

Boing Boing reports that is bringing in the death penalty for certain types of blogging.

Yes it will be a crime to establish a blog which disturbs mental security in society. Examples are promoting corruption, prostitution or apostasy. So athiests might be up for the chop.

The proposed Act lists such blogging amongst other crimes such as rape, armed robbery and kidnapping.

Now let me remind people that Iran is a member of the UN’s . The one we are trying so hard to join. Now do you think that body will ever criticise Iran? Oh no.

Hat Tip: Larvatus Prodeo

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10 Responses to “Death Penalty for blogging in Iran”

  1. PhilBest (5,112 comments) says:

    What a pity this topic hasn’t got the Kiwiblog crowd aroused………Agree with you completely, DPF……..

    The atheists and secular leftists in NZ are much, much too busy creating a ruckus over the “Christian Fundamentalist” USA and all the evil it does in the world and to its own citizenry……

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  2. Brian Smaller (3,915 comments) says:

    Iran is anti-USA and Anti-Israel, therefore they get a free pass from feminists, lefties and fellow moonbats.

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  3. goodgod (1,363 comments) says:

    Banning blogs that threaten mental stability in society might actually be the fastest way to rapid social change. If people can’t write it, they have to live it. I can only conclude that Iran is eager to push forward into a brave new world of social change.

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  4. Bob (443 comments) says:

    What amazes me in these countries is that killing is not seen as a serious offence. Life seems to be cheap. Not conforming with the mores of the society easily merits death.

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  5. RRM (8,988 comments) says:

    Phil – something about “Christian USA” sending massive armament over to someone else’s country and “pushing their own agenda” with it, perhaps?

    BTW – it would be great if you could avoid pigeonholing “the atheists” when you are bemoaning criticism of “the christians”, it would do a lot to help the argument rise above We Dont Like Them…

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  6. Ryan Sproull (6,661 comments) says:

    Iran is anti-USA and Anti-Israel, therefore they get a free pass from feminists, lefties and fellow moonbats.

    I am anti-some-US-policies, anti-some-Israeli-policies, and anti-some-Iranian-policies – including this one.

    a) the death sentence is barbaric;
    b) censorship is barbaric.

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  7. PhilBest (5,112 comments) says:

    So which countries do the most good in the world, Christian USA “pushing its own agenda”, Marxist countries “pushing their own agenda”, Islamist countries “pushing their own agenda”……….or what? NO CONTEST.

    AAAAH, but the USA sometimes does evil things against its enemies………funny, but it is the Marxists who are always trying to make out that the end (equality) justifies the means when it comes to their preferred regimes, yet going by international historical experience, if there is any country who could be cut a little slack on this basis it is the USofA, Christendom generally, and Capitalism generally. Does the inevitable end of Marxism everywhere it has been tried, or the end of Islamism a la the Taleban or the mad Mullahs, justify ANYTHING AT ALL, let alone endless terrorism against the nations that are overwhelmingly the doers of the most good in the world? Again, you are sick in the head if you would try and claim otherwise.

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  8. PhilBest (5,112 comments) says:

    By the way, Ryan Sproull, that wasn’t aimed at you, I presume that on balance you are supportive of most of what the USofA does represent……..

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  9. paradigm (507 comments) says:

    A lot of the arab countries seem terrified of the internet (especially the idea sharing venues therein such as blogs, forums, public video sites etc) as it allows anyone to publish oppinion that they cannot censor. In Egypt, people are regularly arrested and subjected to torture (including sodomy with a broom stick) for having facebook pages or videos on Youtube that criticise the government.

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  10. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    Sorry Phil, why is Marxism relevant here?

    Thumbs up Ryan. Anyhoo, the current american lot (project for a new american century and all that jazz) have been using the end (democracy) to promote the means (war and torture). What’s the difference? Maybe they’ve learned by now that they’re as utopian as ‘all those others’…

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