Monday, September 26, 2011

Iran will mete out eye for an eye justice when it blinds a waiter who hurled acid at a man

The Islamic Republic's supreme court sanctioned the punishment after the victim asked for revenge. The 26-year-old waiter, identified by his first name, Mohammad, had confessed to the attack. His victim, named Vali, was injured and blinded in one eye. Vali then asked for qesas - an eye for an eye style of justice - and that Mohammad be blinded. The attack happened after a plot was hatched by the victim's brother-in-law. The Islamic sharia code in force in Iran provides for retributive justice, most commonly for murder or for those convicted of causing intentional physical injury.


Anonymous said...

It's "mete out" not "meet out".

Average Joe said...

Thanks, I will change that.

Anonymous said...

I have for a long time believed in an eye for an eye. For example, negro rapists of white women should be raped and beaten by a well endowed white homo pervert. We have enough to go around that's for sure. But would that be a brown eye for a brown eye?