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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sharia enters the 21st century: Iran shows off new machine to amputate thieves' fingers

Just in the nick of time, Islamic Sharia law is moving into the 21st century. On Wednesday, Iran introduced a new saw-like machine that amputates thieves' fingers. Surprisingly, the introduction was highly publicized (Hat Tip: MFS - The Other News).
One of Iran’s official press agencies published photos showing the public amputation of a thief's fingers on Wednesday. These show a man getting his finger chopped off with a machine resembling a rotary saw.
WARNING: These images may shock viewers.
We contacted many of our Observers in Iran to ask them about this machine. Some of them had heard about it before, but many discovered its existence through these morbid photographs, which were reportedly taken on Thursday. According to the INSA press agency, the man shown getting his finger cut off was charged with robbery and adultery by a court in the southwestern city of Shiraz. He was also accused of being at the head of a criminal organisation. On top of losing one of his fingers, he was sentenced to three years in prison and 99 whip lashes.
No independent witnesses were able to recount the circumstances under which this amputation took place. Four photos of the scene published by the press agency were widely relayed on social media networks. Strangely enough, the man’s face did not betray any signs of suffering in the photos, though it is possible that he might have been drugged.
How humane! I'm sure Iran will be praised by the United Nations 'human rights council' when this topic comes up at their universal periodic review. What could go wrong?

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At 2:46 AM, Blogger Captain.H said...

How enlightened, those Iranian Mullahs! They've combined 7th century barbarism and modern engineering. First they replaced old-fashioned gallows with modern cranes, for women adulteresses and gays. Now they have modern finger amputation machines. Maybe next, we'll read they've adapted mechanical baseball pitching machines for stoning-to-death uses.

What this does clearly show is that all the modernity in the Mullahs' Iran is a veneer, a very thin veneer, beneath which is a bleak heart of Dark Ages barbarism.


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