This from LGF:
Nazanin Fatehi, the teenage Iranian girl on trial for her life (for the crime of defending herself and a niece from gang rape), has been acquitted of the murder charge—but the Islamic court ruled that she must now pay “blood money” to the family of the would-be rapist. (Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.) . . .
Thank God for the first step of vindication.
Now, for the second -- for it is far from plain that she used disproportionate force in self-defense, given that showing a knife, and cutting an attacker in the arm did not dissuade the would-be gang rapists. END
UPDATE 2, Jan 18: Two inappropriate comments deleted, one for bad language from the same noted yesterday [whom I will follow up on with his ISP, DV]. The second, for labelling itself as from "God" and for inappropriate length joined to utter irrelevance. For, this is an update on a young woman just rescued from judicial murder at the hands of the Iranian legal system; ignoring that to fulminate on whatever one wishes is utterly out of order. [The commenter claiming to be what he plainly is not should therefore pause and think about just what he is ignoring to spout off his feelings. Then, it would be wise for him to first settle the context by going back several posts to address the context of the history of modern Israel, especially the events of 1919 surrounding Chaim Weizmann and Feisal Hussein. When he can discuss that with balance and on an informed basis, then he will be able to address current matters, including what nations are forced to do as reasonable steps to defend themselves from persistent wars of aggression and intended annihilation and associated murderous terrorism. Otherwise, he simpy joins the other commenter as an abusive, ignorant and ill-bred person.]
UPDATE, Jan 17: Overnight, I have received a sadly personally abusive comment on this post, from a poster tracing to the blog hypocalypse.com, now off-line for "maintenance." (Judging by complaints of "censorship" after just one week on-line, and the sort of points and vocabulary that come up in the links on a quick web search, that may well reflect disciplinary action taken by responsible hosting services.)
I will respond to it in some details, as this will help make plain my policy on comments in this blog.
The comment was bylined "Abraham," and the blog in question is evidently registered to a Mr Abraham Sa[mir?]; who seems to be a twenty-something Islamist (or, at least, Anti-Israel, i.e. borderline antisemitic) advocate with left-liberal-leaning politics, based in the USA.
Now, I will speak directly:
POLICY: I am perfectly willing to engage with commenters on matters of fact and reasoning, but simply will not tolerate personal abuse, or bad language. [Cf my links section - this is a Christian blog FYI.]
ACTION: If you are able to correct the points of fact and reasoning in my series of posts now engaging Islamism as the second tidal wave bearing down on the Caribbean, welcome. But, if you resort to further abuse or to vulgarity, I will take the necessary steps to report you to your hosting ISP as an abuser of the Internet. That can cost you emailing, blogging and Internet access privileges; just read the fine print on your contract. Depending on your jurisdiction, that may also be at least a misdemeanor.
BACKGROUND: For your information as well, LGF [a blog that played a key role in exposing the Fauxtography and Rathergate scandals] are not "losers."
By linking Charles Johnson's update above, I have simply acknowledged my source of credible information on on the latest development [who BTW credits and cites in extenso a further source], and have given my Caribbean audience -- who by and large do not read American blogs -- a follow-up on a story where I asked them to join with me in signing the now plainly successful petition to save this girl from unjust execution.
Further, this blog -- as it plainly states in its headlined statement of purpose -- is not for entertainment but actionable, serious-level information; so "boredom" of the plainly childish and ill-mannered is irrelevant. (Besides, methinks he doth protest too much is plainly relevant.)
ISSUE: Moreover, if you cannot but respond to a matter of long delayed partial correction of a serious injustice by a leading Islamic power's legal system, by making spoiled-brat accusations of homosexual child abuse against people you do not know, that is telling on your want of simple broughtupcy -- a wonderful Caribbean word that says it all -- much less, intellectual and ethical horsepower. (So is the frequent resort to vulgarity and personal abuse in your blog, as a Yahoo search demonstrates.) It also is sadly telling on the underlying nature of the ideological and spiritual agendas being discussed in this blog.
SPIRITUAL ROOTS: Now, finally, on root issues. Kindly, read Rom 2:4 - 11, which -- sadly -- you show is tellingly apt:
RO 2:4 . . . do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance?
RO 2:5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. 6 God "will give to each person according to what he has done." 7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. 8 But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. 9 There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; 10 but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 11 For God does not show favoritism.
May God in his grace help you to rethink your path. I invite you to look carefully at the truth concerning the once crucified "under Pontius Pilate," now risen, glorified Lord Jesus of Nazareth; here, here and here for starters. Please, your eternity is at stake; do not simply dismiss unwelcome truth.
Grace to you,
In His Service,
GEM of TKI