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Iran Hanged 13 (More) ‘Enemies Of God’

From those defenders of the faith at the Agence France-Pressee:

Iran hangs 13 Sunni rebels as ‘enemies of God’

by Hiedeh Farmani Tue Jul 14

TEHRAN (AFP) – In a mass prison execution, Iran hanged 13 rebels from the shadowy Sunni insurgent group Jundallah as "enemies of God" for a string of attacks, including kidnapping of foreigners.

The official IRNA news agency said the insurgents were executed in prison in the restive southeastern border city of Zahedan, epicentre of a Sunni Muslim rebellion against the Shiite regime in Tehran.

"Thirteen members of this group were hanged this morning," provincial judiciary chief Ebrahim Hamidi was quoted as saying.

The rebels were accused of being "mohareb" (enemies of God) and of "kidnapping foreigners, killing innocents and of carrying out terrorist acts for the Jundallah group," IRNA said, quoting a local judiciary statement.

State media had announced on Monday that 14 members of Jundallah (Soldiers of God) would be publicly executed on Tuesday.

"After last minute consultations, the executions were carried out in a prison," Hamidi said…

The latest hangings bring to at least 177 the number of people executed in the Islamic republic so far this year, according to an AFP count based on news reports. In 2008, Iran executed 246 people.

Tehran says the death penalty is a necessary tool for maintaining public security and is only applied after exhaustive judicial proceedings.

Murder, rape, armed robbery, drugs trafficking and adultery are all punishable by death in Iran.

As we previously reported, top Iranian ‘clerics’ have also denounced the election protesters as ‘enemies of god.’

So, at the very least, this is a stern warning to them.

But who knows? They might have already been included in this number.

Murder, rape, armed robbery, drugs trafficking and adultery are all punishable by death in Iran.

Er, so too is protesting against stolen elections.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, July 14th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Iran Hanged 13 (More) ‘Enemies Of God’”

  1. neocon mom says:

    More whacko-Islamist hujinks this week in Africa: another story I saw buried in the paper about Al-Shabaab beheading 7 in Somalia, here’s a link:


    Al-Shabaab really needs to work harder to get the kind of press the Iranians do.

  2. Reality Bytes says:

    And Obama considers their society equal to our own. Why are these just “late-late-late term abortions”? “Every child (or young guy or gal, OK age is just a number isn’t it?) should be a Wanted Child.”

    Should we be surprised by Iran’s justification of this? After all, they can’t hold a candle to the sanctimonious righteousness of the American Abortionist Activists.

  3. MinnesotaRush says:

    Will those Iranians ever get it right???

    Do the waterboarding thing. Now that’s torture. All this hanging ,, geeesh!

    (rolling eyes – dripping with sarcasm)

    • Liberals Demise says:

      The thought of having Nancy and Sluggo in your face for water boarding is enough to hang them!

  4. joeblough says:

    Apparently that mohammedan god needs lots of protection.

    Sort of peculiar really, for a god to pick up so many enemies among mere morals, and then require so much protection from mortals, which must be provided by yet more mortals.

    Sounds like a pretty lame pathetic sort of god to me.

    But then, who ever heard of mohammedans producing something that actually worked?


    Oh, wait, now I remember, they supposedly had some smart mohammedans about 6 or 700 years ago during that mohammedan “golden age” we keep hearing about. But did they actually build anything that actually worked back then? Something that wasn’t produced by foreign-born slaves?

    Funny. We keep being told that the mohammedans had all sorts of knowledge on which the western renaissance was supposedly based. Ever wonder why, if it was the mohammedans that had all that information, why it wasn’t the mohammedan renaissance?

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