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Virginia Getting Lectured On Morals … By Iran?


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is crazy. But how pathetic is it when he’s making excuses for his crazy actions by pointing to Virginia?

Speaking to state-run news agency, IRNA, Ahmadinejad cited a double standard  over the outcry over an Iranian woman, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, 43, who had been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, but was suspended due to international criticism. He said despite the chiding of Iran over Ashtiani, there has been no similar protest over the scheduled execution of Teresa Lewis, 41, a Virginia woman convicted of a double-homicide.

“A woman is being executed in the United States for murder but nobody protests against it,” said Ahmadinejad, who is in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly.

Is it just Virginia’s moral authority that’s hurt by executions? Not even Barack Obama’s Supreme Court pick is willing to step in.

  • Jim B

    I guess the sad thing is most people don’t care especially Virginians. They elected the evil duo of Gov and AG.  Tim Kaine was against the death penalty, but he still let  executions go forward. So who knows how he would have acted if this execution had come before he left office.

  • Dan Sullivan

    Abrahamic justice misapplied. The literal translation of the original “text” is not “an eye for an eye” nor does the proper interpretation mean a literal quid pro quo. It is a prescription for justice that aims at making the plaintiff whole. In this case, the victims cannot be made whole, no matter how many times Teresa is killed; even if she were the killer.

    These fellows deserve each other.

  • DanielK

    Why are we even concerned with what this irrational individual is saying about our state or our country, or anything for that matter? Remember, this is the same clown who says that there are no homosexuals in his country. Also, he obviously hasn’t been following enough news as there have been “protests” over this but then again there are always protests over any execution.

    Also, the whole Kagan factor in all this isn’t a major unless there were already three other justices besides her who were willing to hear that appeal.  As of now, we know it was only two, and even if she did side it would have only made three.  You need for justices to grant cert in the Supreme Court.