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Iran Hangs Well-Loved Human Rights Activist, Poet
The Clarion Project ^ | February 17, 2014 | none stated

Posted on 02/17/2014 12:46:59 PM PST by Texas Fossil

Iran has executed human rights activist Hashem Shaabani, a 32- year-old Arab-Iranian, for “waging war on God.”

Other charges included sowing corruption on earth, propaganda against the Islamic Republic and acting against national security, according to a 2012 sentence handed down by the Ahvaz Islamic Revolutionary Court.

A well-known and loved poet in Iran, Shabaani was originally arrested in 2011 and “confessed” the crime of terrorism on Iranian state-controlled Press TV after being subjected to months of torture and interrogation.

However, in a letter that was published by Ahwaz News Agency in 2013, Shaabani said he had “never participated in any armed activity, whatever the motives.”

He said, “I started my journey wielding my pen against the tyranny that is trying to enslave and imprison minds and thoughts …”

Shabaani continued, “I have tried to defend the legitimate right that every people in this world should have which is the right to live freely with full civil rights. With all these miseries and tragedies, I have never used a weapon to fight these atrocious crimes except the pen.”

According to the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, Shabaani was executed along with his friend Hadi Rashedi, both members of the Dialogue Institute that was outlawed by Iranian regime.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: activist; dialogueinstitute; hadirashedi; hang; hashemshaabani; iran; shabaani; waronterror
"Iran put to death over 529 people in 2013, 300 alone since Rouhani assumed office in August."

May God Help US. Such evil that stalks the world.

1 posted on 02/17/2014 12:46:59 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Matching counts with drones on Americans, on American soil is our president’s goal. Andrew Cuomo too for all you New Yorkers.


2 posted on 02/17/2014 12:50:51 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Iran likes to be involved in all phases of martyr creation.


3 posted on 02/17/2014 12:50:54 PM PST by toast
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To: toast

they don’t believe the people they execute are going to be martyrs. they believe they are racking up points with allah for doing his will getting rid of people who espouse things against islam. non-muslim or in their view, corrupted muslim.


4 posted on 02/17/2014 12:53:45 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Texas Fossil
Only western nations invest in the long term warehousing of it's criminals of all sorts. Islam does not make sense of such a concept? Enslave, rape, torture, strip them of all assets and property, and when the time is right, kill those dissenters and criminals.

Why waste the state's resources on such a dumb practice?

5 posted on 02/17/2014 12:55:17 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: FReepers

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6 posted on 02/17/2014 12:55:46 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Secret Agent Man

And our ever-so-popular and MSNBC-loved Commander-in-Chief will certainly make them feel the heat for these injustices.......

Oh woe is we!


7 posted on 02/17/2014 12:57:49 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: blackdog

Frankly, I don’t like activists either.


8 posted on 02/17/2014 12:57:52 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
they believe they are racking up points with allah for doing his will getting rid of people who espouse things against islam

They believe no such thing. They execute for deterrence, to keep down the opposition. Political, pure and simple.

9 posted on 02/17/2014 12:58:24 PM PST by webheart (Watch out for the bots! They will disagree with you!)
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To: Monterrosa-24

Nah, he is to worried about Uganda’s new law regarding homosexuals.


10 posted on 02/17/2014 1:05:11 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: DonaldC
Let's see...............Spend hundreds of millions of the state's currency to babysit your caged foes?

Or........Spend hundreds of millions of the state's currency to make nuclear bombs and engage in a military buildup to promote the state's agenda?

Western values forced on Islam hardliners is like Shakespeare aloud to swine.

11 posted on 02/17/2014 1:06:46 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Texas Fossil
“Iran put to death over 529 people in 2013, 300 alone since Rouhani assumed office in August.”

Good thing he is a moderate we can work with.

12 posted on 02/17/2014 1:08:02 PM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: webheart

umm, yeah, they do. they may also believe what you believe they believe, but they believe they are doing allah’s will and furthering islam. removing the impure be it muslims or non-muslims is a part of jihad and part of the muslim faith.


13 posted on 02/17/2014 1:08:23 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Texas Fossil

It shouldn’t be forgotten that when Iranian citizens began protesting their phony elections and were being shot at as a result, Obama took the side of the mullahs.


14 posted on 02/17/2014 1:08:50 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Texas Fossil
Iran Hangs Well-Loved Human Rights Activist, Poet

that's their Modus operandi.

nothing to see here.

move along.

15 posted on 02/17/2014 1:08:58 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Texas Fossil
Andrew Cuomo may consider a religion shift in his family. Hard-line Islam is sounding pretty good to the little boy Cuomo.

Watch out New York!

16 posted on 02/17/2014 1:09:01 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Texas Fossil

in other news:

Iranian mullah revives death fatwa against Salman Rushdie over Satanic Verses 25 years after it was issued

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2560683/Iranian-mullah-revives-death-fatwa-against-Salman-Rushdie-Satanic-Verses-25-years-issued.html


17 posted on 02/17/2014 1:11:01 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Obama has already forgiven them.


18 posted on 02/17/2014 1:11:05 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Violets are blue,
Roses are red,
Hanged by the neck
until he’d dead, dead, dead.

Thanks Texas Fossil.


19 posted on 02/17/2014 1:19:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Texas Fossil

Apparently he wasn’t all that well-loved.


20 posted on 02/17/2014 1:21:53 PM PST by Nachoman (Wisdom is learned, cynicism is earned.)
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To: Texas Fossil

After suffering through 7th grade English class, I was all in favor for hanging poets. However, I mellowed over the years.


21 posted on 02/17/2014 1:34:56 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: webheart

“They execute for deterrence, to keep down the opposition.”

Nothing like here, where they simply die of unfortunate “accidents” or suicides.


22 posted on 02/17/2014 1:37:03 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: beelzepug

What ever happened to “the pen is mightier than the sword”?


23 posted on 02/17/2014 1:46:15 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Texas Fossil

“Iran put to death over 529 people in 2013...”

The US executes people too. How many of those Iranian executions were political, I wonder?


24 posted on 02/17/2014 1:49:47 PM PST by Owl558 (Those who remember George Santayana are doomed to repeat him)
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To: Nachoman

Evidently he was not loved by the Mullahs and the Islamist vermin.


25 posted on 02/17/2014 1:57:16 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: DonaldC

George Washington and Patrick Henry were activists.


26 posted on 02/17/2014 1:57:49 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Vaquero

Is it time for us to play Cowboys and Islamists yet?


27 posted on 02/17/2014 1:58:32 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: webheart

Bump!


28 posted on 02/17/2014 2:00:33 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

No, I full well remember that. At that time the only useful information about what was happening there came via Twitter.

That is when I got involved in that.

I know a lot of people think it is a childish toy. But when all news is filtered it is useful. But the Mullahs hired foreign engineers to hunt down the young people via their cell phone. They imprisoned and killed a lot of them.


29 posted on 02/17/2014 2:03:35 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Texas Fossil

Iran has NO RIGHT to use the term ‘God’. They need to stay with ‘Allah’. Hopefully this was just a stupid translation by a brain dead liberal who hates Christians.


30 posted on 02/17/2014 2:09:06 PM PST by GOPJ ( America's drifting into totalitarianism because of left's exploitation of social failures.Greenfie)
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To: Texas Fossil
Is it time for us to play Cowboys and Islamists yet?

Cowboy UP.....I'm ready. Of course the guy in the White Hut says he will stand with the Islamics

‘I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.’

no soul is uglier than his.

31 posted on 02/17/2014 2:23:27 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Can’t believe I’m the first to say...Coming to a country near you!


32 posted on 02/17/2014 2:27:05 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: hal ogen

Apparently not mightier than the rope.


33 posted on 02/17/2014 2:41:08 PM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: Texas Fossil
Shabaani continued, “I have tried to defend the legitimate right that every people in this world should have which is the right to live freely with full civil rights.

That statement alone is enough for a fundamental Muslim to want him dead. That's a statement right out of our Infidel playbook.- Tom

34 posted on 02/17/2014 2:56:11 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: Texas Fossil

RIP.


35 posted on 02/17/2014 3:04:17 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Seems to me if their god wants someone dead, he can get the job done, himself. It’s one thing for someone to kill to protect family, country and friends. There is not claim to be doing God’s work—it’s self-defense and/or justice.

Each and every time one of these people kills, tortures, maims or commits any other heinous deed on behalf of their god, they are demonstrating how powerless that god truly is. Indeed, they show the monstrous evil they worship.

My God created the Heavens and the earth, destroyed nearly everybody via floods when he found the people corrupt, sent fire and brimstone at another time, promises a real nightmare for the End Times. My God does not need protection from anybody, not for any reason. If He’s sufficiently displeased, He’s more than capable of meting out punishment on whatever scale He deems necessary.


36 posted on 02/17/2014 3:34:35 PM PST by Marty
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To: Marty

hey’ i’m with you, but muslims do jihad b/c they believe they are commanded to cleanse the earth, either you convert or die, or stay orthodox or die. geting rid of infidls allows for the 12th imam to come and the earth will be a paradise when only faithful muslims are left.

revelation says half the existing population during the seven years dies off to execution, natural disasters, or famine. who likes executing people for their beliefs, as part of their core religious beliefs?


37 posted on 02/17/2014 5:17:35 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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