Iran Slaps Prison Sentence on Woman…For Touching Lawyer’s Hand?!
Atena Farghadani, 29, is facing more than 12 years in prison for a satirical cartoon she drew which depicted Iranian government officials as monkeys and goats. She would've gotten 24 years if she'd depicted officials as pigs and cows. And 184 years if she'd drawn officials as women. If she'd drawn Muhammed... off with her head.
As you read this article, remember, we're planning an Iran Nuke deal with these people. Think twice before you draw goats.
Atena was recently visited by her lawyer (a man), and as her attorney left, Atena shook his hand. And that's where she escalated her monkey and goat hoopla into a real scandal.
In Iran, men and women are not allowed to shake hands. Because that's where babies come from. Therefore, charges of "indecency" and an "illegitimate sexual relationship short of adultery" have been brought against Farghadani and her lawyer, Mohammad Moghimi. Before this is all over, Atena will draw her lawyer as a seahorse. She'll draw herself as a seductive water plant, like kelp. The charges make just as much sense as this future cartoon, right?
Amongst all the drawings of saucy seahorses and kelp, where is the outrage from the pro-women feminists? They've drawn themselves as water molecules in this instance, because they're nowhere to be seen nor heard.
Please, leftists, tell us again how Islam is a peaceful, tolerant religion and how great it would be if we had Sharia law in America, would you? Better yet, draw it as a cartoon, so we can understand it a bit easier. Those of us who've been beating the drum that Islam isn't al it's cracked up to be, we're a little slow. A word of caution, don't draw a cartoon of Muhammed, because death will visit you later. He's drawn with a scythe, just FYI.
As the Independent reported:
Farghadani was sentenced to 12 years and nine months in prison earlier this year following the publication of her cartoon which was drawn in protest at plans by the Iranian government to outlaw voluntary sterilization and to restrict access to contraception.
The cartoonist was arrested in August 2014 after publishing her satirical artworks on Facebook and spent three months in Evin prison in Tehran before being released in November.
She was later found guilty by a Tehran court of “colluding against national security”, “spreading propaganda against the system” and “insulting members of the parliament” through her artwork.
Top: Aetna. Bottom: Cows and Monkeys. Nice shading...
Wherefore art thou feminists? This woman is in jail for protesting the elimination of voluntary sterilization and restricted access to contraception. Over here in the US, the media would coin that "The War on Women," and Aetna would be the hero of the hour. So when can we expect the sisterhood to petition for her release?
Iran is a terrible place. Islam is not a tolerant religion. And President Obama - if he actually cares about women's rights - should demand Atena Farghadani's release today before we even think of continuing any talks with Iran. Also, the four American hostages. And Pastor Saeed Abedini.
In closing, here's a reminder that moderate Islam is an outright myth. No, it's not a cartoon with sexy kelp and seahorses. But still worth a watch. You're welcome: