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Another reminder of how evil Iran’s regime is

For some reason, this story about Iran and its intention to execute a rap artist has gone “under the radar” of a lot of the news channels, and I only came across it when listening to a podcast from Yaron Brook.

Reuters: Iran’s judiciary confirmed the death sentence of well-known Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi but added that he is entitled to a sentence reduction, state media reported on Thursday. Salehi’s lawyer Amir Raisian told Sharq newspaper on Wednesday that an Iranian Revolutionary Court had sentenced his client to death for charges linked to Iran’s 2022-2023 unrest. Salehi was arrested in October 2022 after making public statements in support of the nationwide protests, sparked by the death in police custody of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman arrested over wearing an “improper” hijab.

None of the shitheads behaving so badly on the campuses of US universities, or in the streets of other Western capitals, have, I suspect, any regard to the plight of this young person. I haven’t picked up on a lot of condemnation from major Western governments, either. Maybe what we are seeing here is the “soft bigotry of low expectations”: we expect Israel to strictly observe certain “laws of war” in self defence, for example, but the supposition seems to be that Iran, a theocratic hellhole, cannot be expected to behave with regard to respect for individual rights, so being angry is a waste of time.

10 comments to Another reminder of how evil Iran’s regime is

  • Nicholas (Unlicensed Joker) Gray

    I fear there us nothing we can do, until the Iranians revolt against the regime. Is that likely? Is there another way to change the regime?

  • WindyPants

    “Is there another way to change the regime?”

    We’ve changed many a regime by dropping freedom on it from 20,000 feet. Sadly, examples where the changes turned out for the better are few and far between.

  • Blackwing1

    “For some reason…”

    How many times do people need to be hit over the head with the clue-bat before they’ll acknowledge the fact that the left-wing Marxist/collectivist/statist/authoritarians simply HATE western civilization?

    The fact that Iran is one of their de facto allies in the process of destroying western civilization is sufficient. Anything that doesn’t fit the narrative-de-jour is simply ignored until it goes away.

    Or as IowaHawk (David Burge) once posted:

    Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving.

  • Phil B

    he is entitled to a sentence reduction

    So that would be hanging, drawing and quartering to run concurrently, not consecutively, then? Amazing what a good lawyer can do, eh?

    How can you “reduce” execution in a meaningful way?

    The Internet needs a sarcasm font, just to make things obvious.

  • I was prepared to be outraged, until I read he was a rap artist.

    Hanging’s too good for them!

  • Nicholas (Unlicensed Joker) Gray

    The sentence might be reduced to 99 years, with a non-parole period of 90 years.

  • The issue is never the issue. The issue is The Revolution.

  • Kirk

    Jimmy Carter has a lot to answer for, and when he stands for final judgment? He will.

    The number of victims that sanctimonious little prick has on him has got to rival some of the greatest mass-murderers in history, and what’s worse is that he did it all in the name of “human rights” and all the rest of that crap. Had he not done what he did to the Shah, we’d have never seen the Iran-Iraq War, the terrorism supported by the Islamic Revolution, and all the rest. It’s also pretty unlikely that the Soviets would have felt the need to go into Afghanistan to prevent said “Islamic Revolution” from spreading into their soft southern underbelly, so those deaths ought rightly be laid at his door.

    Jimmy Carter and the rest of the Iranian simps like Obama ought to be called out for their crimes against humanity. They never will, and will continue to hide behind the skirts of the Shah’s “crimes against humanity”, which mostly consisted of killing the men who turned Iran into the pit of hell it is right now. His SAVAK killed fewer people in its entire existence than the Mullahs did in their first year in power…

    And, Carter still had the temerity to claim that the Shah was a monster. Yeah. Right. Suuuuuure he was.

    Where’d the Carter Center money come from? Certainly, not a failed peanut farm… This sanctimonious little shit claimed a lot of things, but you can see from the outlines of it all that the Saudis had a good deal to worry about, were he ever to be forced to reveal just why they bailed him out before he was president, who paid for his campaign, and who the hell kept paying him for all his elaborate post-presidential goodies.

    Reagan should have put his ass on trial, for treason against the US. So much of the last fifty years of death and destruction in the Middle East is due to his inimical effect, and we’re still going to be cleaning up after him a hundred years from now.

    About the only thing positive you can say is that he accidentally probably sped up the fall of the Soviet Union with them going into Afghanistan, and that living under the mullahs may finally break the Persian people of Islam. Which is really odd, for a Baptist preacher-boy, that one of his lasting legacies will likely be driving a whole lot of people away from organized religion…

  • staghounds

    His death sentence will be reduced to very, very tired.

  • Paul Marks

    Kirk – yes President Carter was a fool.

    The Americans who handed China to the Marxists in the 1940s (the “Old China Hands” in the State Department and elsewhere) were themselves Marxists or “Fellow Travelers” (“no enemies on the Progressive left” types) – but President Carter was neither a Marxist or an Islamist, he was just an idiot who betrayed the Shah out of a deluded expectation that his overthrow would lead to better “human rights” – it, of course, led to a mountain of murdered human beings.

    A couple of days ago I witnessed a protest in Sweden by Iranians opposed to the Islamist regime, there is a very large opposition movement of very brave Iranians, both outside and INSIDE Iran. Barack Obama betrayed the Iranian opposition – but the opposition continues.

    So there is hope.

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