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To: OldDeckHand
I appreciate your alternative views on this.  In some ways I think you're comments are reasoned.
In others, I think you're practicing a great deal of head in the sand mentality.
This is the reality on the ground of the enlightened Iran you speak of.

Iranian Mullahs Stone 13-Year-Old Rape Victim  (note that the university student who wrote this had to use a pseudonym and publish from another nation.

Another rape victim to be stoned to death in Iran  (appears to have been an issue of adultery)

Stoning, Rape and Execution of Women is Bad Gender Policy; It is Time to Remove the Islamic Republic from the UN Commission on the Status of Women

The Stoning of Soraya M


35 posted on 02/14/2011 10:43:54 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Here's the proof of Obama's U. S. citizenship: " " Good enough for some people.)
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To: DoughtyOne
"This is the reality on the ground of the enlightened Iran you speak of."

No one is saying, or at least I'm not saying, that Iran is "enlightened". But, relative to Saudi Arabia, it's a more pluralistic, and more embracing of women's rights, stoning notwithstanding.

Unless you've actually been to the Kingdom, it's difficult to understand how oppressive the regime is. While I never experienced East Berlin, I imagine it was similar.

36 posted on 02/14/2011 11:15:53 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: DoughtyOne; OldDeckHand

I’ve lived in Bahrain and know many from Iran and those who have lived in Saudia Arabia. SA is the utter pits. Iran has problems and extremism, but if you want to compare muck to muck, Saudia is sh*te


39 posted on 02/15/2011 4:36:38 AM PST by Cronos ("They object to tradition saying that they themselves are wiser than the apostles" - Ire.III.2.2)
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