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Quotes About "Palestine"

Remember: Israel is bad! Its existence keeps reminding Muslims what a bunch of losers they are. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"There will be no peace until they will love their children more than they hate us."

-Golda Meir-
'If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more ‎violence. If the Jews put ‎down their weapons ‎today, there would be no ‎more Israel'‎

~Benjamin Netanyahu~
"Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all out war, a war which will last for generations.

~Yasser Arafat~
"The Palestinian people have no national identity. I, Yasser Arafat, man of destiny, will give them that identity through conflict with Israel."

~ Yasser Arafat ~
"The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel. For our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of Palestinian people, since Arab national interest demand that we posit the existence of a distinct 'Palestinian people' to oppose Zionism".

~ Zahir Muhse'in ~

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Iranian Woman on Death Row Gets 99 Lashes for 'Immodesty'

Iranian sentenced to death by stoning to be flogged for immodesty after Times publishes her picture without headscarf – but photo is of another woman

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani (43), the Iranian woman condemned to death by stoning after being found guilty of adultery is now facing a different excruciating punishment: 99 lashes. The reason is that she ostensibly published her picture in the UK's Times of London without a hijab (head covering), though she is not even the woman in the picture.

According to her son Sajjad Qaderzadeh, she was condemned to be flogged for "spreading corruption and immodesty."

Qaderzadeh claimed he heard about the latest punishment from prisoners who were recently released from the prison in which his mother is held, in Tabriz in northwest Iran. If the reports are confirmed, it appears the authorities have responded to the international campaign to free Ashtiani with a warning: The one who'll suffer the consequences is Ashtiani herself.

The accusations are even more unusual because the picture published in the Times under her name is not even hers. The photo is in fact that of human rights activist Susan Hajarat, an Iranian exile living in Sweden. It seems her picture was published on a website next to an article about stoning, which caused the confusion.

Susan Hajarat:

The British newspaper apologized and claimed that Ashtiani's lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei had provided the photo which he received from Ashtiani's son, though Qaderzadeh denies this claim.

Excuse to abuse

In a notice released during the weekend, Qaderzadeh said the Iranian authorities are exploiting the mistake as an excuse to abuse his mother.

"As far as we know, the punishment has not yet been carried out," he said. "As soon as we received the newspaper's apology, we informed the lawyer and we intend to appeal."

He added that his mother has not been permitted visitors for the last two weeks – not even her family or lawyer – and she is forbidden to telephone.

Last month the Iranian authorities compelled Ashtiani to appear on television and "confess" to her crimes. During the broadcast she also denounced her lawyer for taking advantage of her case for his own ends. Sources close to Ashtiani said she had undergone daily torture before the television appearance, and had read her "confession" from text dictated to her.

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