The leftists here in America sit at their fine tables, eat at their favorite Beverly Hills boites, or Manhattan bistro harangue Bush and his cabinet of warriors, keep the lower classes from shopping at Wal-Mart because they know what's best. While under the guise of their self perceived good work, women, children live under the most barbaric of tyrannic rule, rape, slavery. Howard Dean compared President Bush to the president of Iran made an appearance on the ABC's 'Good Morning America' on Thursday here.
Did we once hear from the left of the real good that was done for the women and children of Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa? Or the unspeakable crimes against humanity in Iran here.
The wouldn't give a laser removed hair off their finely coiffed heads about the unspeakable wretched lives to those living under the boot of Islamic rule. Do they even think about women setting themselves on fire just to escape their intolerable existence.
No, but I am sure they are sweating what booth they are getting at 44.
Iran: Self-Immolation Of Kurdish Women Brings Concern
[...]more than 150 Kurdish women who have committed suicide in the past nine months, the majority of them by setting themselves on fire. Observers and activists say self-immolation of women is also happening in some other Western provinces of Iran that have large Kurdish populations, such as Ilam, Kermanshah, and Kurdistan. Domestic violence, social injustice, and discrimination are cited as the main reasons for self- immolation among women.
Mohammadi tells RFE/RL that due to conservative traditions and social restrictions, women in her region have little hope in life and often a grim future.
"Desperation is the main reason for the self-immolation [of women]," she continued. "Women face more pressure in a traditional society and in our region because of deprivations and the rule of [old] traditions this pressure has become much stronger. Women in our region are seen as 'second class' citizens. The economic situation of women is a main factor; they are totally dependent on men and also the laws of our country are such that the courts never protect women."
The Kurdistan Human Rights Organization has said that for many women in the region, burning oneself is an outcry against the "patriarchal system" that rules the society and also against the abuse of their basic rights.
"I think that women do not want to really commit suicide but they want, in fact, to make their cry for help to be heard and say that they are facing injustice," he said. "They use this means, [even though] it is the worst form of suicide.
Education needed Read it all here
I think as the Middle East hurls itself into the 21st Century, we ought to give the Kurds a state, a secular, non Islamic theocratic state. Free the long suffering Kurds already.