Sunday, June 11, 2017

Iran: 20+ Iranians lashed for breaking Ramadan fast

(Tehran)  It never fails to amaze me how quick the left can organise itself in which to protest against anybody who questions the veracity of Islam within our borders. After unacceptable facets of Islam are exposed - anti-Semitism,  female genital mutilation, honour killings - we are quickly informed that such evil acts are not representative of the Islamic people as a whole, and that anybody who thinks that they are, can only be racist and must be silenced.

Well, here's a little story coming out of Iran, were over 20 people have been lashed for not observing Ramadan. Excuse me, why should somebody be lashed simply because they didn't want to do what everybody else is doing?
At least 20 Iranian citizens were lashed in the country's north western province of Qazvin due to breaking of the Ramadan fast. Prosecutor of Qazvin province, Esmail Sadeghi Niaraki said that the mentioned persons were sentenced to fine and lash due to eating in public during fasting hours in the month of Ramadan, Iran's Mehr news agency reported on June 11. He further said that so far 90 people have been arrested in Qazvin due to breaking of the Ramadan fast, adding that a special court is reviewing their cases. Fasting in Ramadan month is considered a religious duty for Muslims. It is said that according to the law in Iran, people who break their fasts in public are liable to between 10 to 60 days in prison or 74 lashes.
The next time somebody tries to tell you that Islam is a religion of peace, shove the above story in their face and ask them if they think it's acceptable.