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Iran Watch, part 4.
Tags: Iran Watch Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Israel Iran
Another victory for Iran and the Moslem world at the UN Commission on women's rights. This august body has not :
Condemned the former Libyan regime for using rape as a weapon;
Condemned the Baathist Syrian regime for butchering and raping their own women;
Condemned the islamofascist regime in Tehran for stoning women to death;
Condemned the Saudi theocracy for giving more rights to sheep then women;
Condemned the Moslem speciality of 'honour killing' women in every Moslem state from apartheid Pakistan, to Jordan, Egypt to gaza and Rammallah
Nor did it see fit to condemn the primitive medieval regimes in Sudan, Pakistan and Afghanistan for publicly lashing women for just about anything.
The Arab/Moslem world has just passed a resolution condemning - yes you guessed it democratic Israel for 'denigrating and humiliating' Palestinian women.
What a joke. It's pretty obvious that the UNGA will never take action against islamofascist Iran simply by virtue of the primitive Moslem World's mimetic supremacy.
The Free World should ditch the UN and kick them out of New York. it should be replaced by a UN of democracies. Let the savage Moslem dictatorships set up their body in Riyadh, Tehran, Lahore or some other shit-hole when they can glorify the stoning of women to death, something obviously very close to the heart of every Moslem (man) and they can condemn Israel and the US for the rest of their miserable, useless lives.
I fail to understand why you persist with such a ludicrous argument that the Iranina regime is profoundly anti semitic. That being the case as I am sure you are an expert, can you explain why many Jews voted for Ahmeddinajad in the last election 2009. As pointed out by Witney:
F25,000 Jews Live In Iran
By Mike Whitney
17 August, 2010
Information Clearing House
25,000 Jews live in Iran. It's the largest Jewish population in the Middle East outside of Israel. Iranian Jews are not persecuted or abused by the state, in fact, they are protected under Iran's constitution. They are free to practice their religion and to vote in elections. They are not stopped and searched at checkpoints, they are not brutalized by an occupying army, and they are not herded into a densely-populated penal colony (Gaza) where they are deprived of the basic means of survival. Iranian Jews live in dignity and enjoy the benefits of citizenship.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is demonized in the western media. He is called an anti-Semite and the "new Hitler". But if those claims are true, then why did the majority of Iran's Jews vote for Ahmadinejad in recent presidential elections? Could it be that most of what we know about Ahmadinejad is just baseless rumor and propaganda? This excerpt appeared in an article by the BBC:
"(Ahmadinejad's) office recently donated money for Tehran's Jewish hospital. It is one of only four Jewish charity hospitals worldwide and is funded with money from the Jewish diaspora - something remarkable in Iran where even local aid organizations have difficulty receiving funds from abroad for fear of being accused of being foreign agents."
When did Hitler ever donate money to Jewish hospitals? The Hitler analogy is a desperate attempt to brainwash Americans. It tells us nothing about what Ahmadinejad is really like.
The lies about Ahmadinejad are no different than the lies about Saddam Hussein or Hugo Chavez. The US and Israel are trying to create the justification for another war. That's why the media credits Ahmadinejad with saying things that he never really said. He never said that he wanted to "wipe Israel off the map". That's another fiction. Author Jonathan Cook explains what the Iranian president really said:
"This myth has been endlessly recycled since a translating error was made of a speech Ahmadinejad delivered nearly two years ago. Farsi experts have verified that the Iranian president, far from threatening to destroy Israel, was quoting from an earlier speech by the late Ayatollah Khomeini in which he reassured supporters of the Palestinians that "the Zionist regime in Jerusalem" would "vanish from the page of time."
He was not threatening to exterminate Jews or even Israel. He was comparing Israel's occupation of the Palestinians with other illegitimate systems of rule whose time had passed, including the Shahs who once ruled Iran, apartheid South Africa and the Soviet empire. Nonetheless, this erroneous translation has survived and prospered because Israel and its supporters have exploited it for their own crude propaganda purposes." ("Israel's Jewish problem in Tehran", Jonathan Cook, The Electronic Intifada)
Ahmadinejad poses no threat to Israel or the United States. Like everyone else in the Middle East, he just wants a breather from US and Israeli aggression.
TO ME THE CENTRAL QUESTION IS: WHY DOES ISRAEL WANT TO DESTROY IRAN.
"You Islamist scum"
hold on right there for just a moment Tosser. i am not a Muslim. i am a Dutch national living in the UK, i have no religion. i don't favour any religion either, as far as i see things they are all a load of old toot, on a par with astrology and reiki. now read all that again, and do try to remember it Tosser.
"the God of Christ is a rapist"
i'm glad you agree Tosser.
Hey Mehdi - neat point about ahmeddedickhead never threatening to wipe out Israel. Do you also believe that hitler never killed any Jews, that it's all a Zionist hoax just like your islamofascist Shiite friends in Tehran propagate?
"Rentoul is more of a chickenhawk than a hawk".
I really don't think his sexuality needs to be brought into this. Leave him, Mehdi, He's not worth it.
Remember that Mehdi Hasan regards the Ayatollah as a trusted religious authority. That's why he believes that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons programme:
“Ayatollah Khamenei has issued a fatwa saying the stockpiling, the production, the use of nuclear weapons us forbidden under Islam. Spot on. Islamic Republic of Iran. The fatwa of the Supreme Leader.”
He also says:
"We know that keeping the moral high-ground is key. Once we lose the moral high-ground we are no different from the rest, of the non-Muslims; from the rest of those human beings who live their lives as animals, bending any rule to fulfil any desire."
Excellent article by Mehdi Hasan ending in an excellent series of 7 questions, the answers to which make it clear that Apartheid Israel is a race-based, genocidal, warmongering, war criminal, serial-invading, nuclear terrorist rogue state.
Race-based Apartheid Israel that abusively rules all of Palestine plus some needs to be replaced as was Apartheid South Africa by a 1-man-1-vote society based on non-racism, equity, justice and reconciliation.
This unfortunately won't happen because of the endlessly dishonest and violent policies of the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI)-beholden US and its Zionist-perverted Western allies.
Decent anti-racist Jews say "not in my name" and urge Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel and its racist Zionist backers as were successfully applied to Apartheid Israel-supported Apartheid South Africa, as indeed do all decent, anti-racsists (see "Jews Against Racist Zionism": https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/home and "Boycott Apartheid Israel": https://sites.google.com/site/boycottapartheidisrael/ ).
Racism is evil and Zionism is a particularly vile and genocidal form of racism. The racist Zionists should be sidelined from public life as have been other racists such as the Nazis, neo-Nazis, Apartheiders and KKK.
While Iran clearly does not want to "wipe Israel off the map", racist, genocidal Apartheid Israel has now almost completely wiped Palestine off the map (see the map of Palestine now, provided by outstanding anti-racist Jewish American writer and broadcaster Stephen Lendman : http://www.baltimorechronicle.com/2008/112608Lendman.shtml ).
So Mehdi if I call Moslems a
Whose days are numbered
Who will be wiped off the face of the earth and I get thousands of medieval savages to run through the streets screaming 'death to islam' - I'm not in fact doing anything which people can really object to. Perfectly reasonable discourse?
RE: Frederick, are you really this naive? Do you really believe that the "moslem" world has the monopoly on violating women's rights? Look at the statistics of rape and violence towards women in Western countries and then wish us all a Happy International Women's day. Its disgusting that what happens to women is used as a political tool to claim moral superiority.
Lets be objective about this:
1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed rape; 2.8% attempted rape). National Institute of Justice & Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Prevalence, Incidence and Consequences of Violence Against Women Survey.
15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12.
29% are age 12-17.
44% are under age 18.
80% are under age 30.
12-34 are the highest risk years.
Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.
U.S. Department of Justice. National Crime Victimization Survey.
I stopped seriously reading anything by John Rentoul long ago because I don't see how he can possibly be living in the same dimension as the rest of us. The Blair (and now Cameron) sycophancy makes me a little bit sick in my mouth when I see it. However, I'm intrigued by the description of him as a journalist. I was under the impression that he was a historian who had apparently found himself as a political writer, and I've never detected any journalism in his writing...
wow, lots of daily mail readers on here today
doesnt anyone see the similarity between the israeli situation and that of aparthied south africa. nobody wanted south africa wiped off the map but if anyone would have said they wanted the apartheid regime "vanished from the pages of time" they would have been supported wholeheartedly and 2 or 3 top ten records made of it.
This is what Nelson Mandela said of the state of Israel:
The Palestinian state cannot be the by-product of the Jewish state, just in order to keep the Jewish purity of Israel. Israel’s racial discrimination is daily life of most Palestinians. Since Israel is a Jewish state, Israeli Jews are able to accrue special rights which non-Jews cannot do. Palestinian Arabs have no place in a “Jewish” state.
Apartheid is a crime against humanity. Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. It has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality. It has systematically incarcerated and tortured thousands of Palestinians, contrary to the rules of international law. It has, in particular, waged a war against a civilian population, in particular children.
Map wiping is a fiction of propaganda repeated over and over till people like Rentoul are unable to inspect its veracity. It simply isn't true.
In Mehdis beloved Guardian they printed this on 3rd Feb from supreme leader Khamenei:
"From now on, in any place, if any nation or any group confronts the Zionist regime, we will endorse and we will help. We have no fear expressing this," said Khamenei.
He said Israel was a "cancerous tumour that should be cut and will be cut".
Mehdi Hasan is scared that the last of the states (Iran & Syria) that can confront his hated Israel are being emasculated
Mariella: "I really feel I have much to learn from you": yup, Mariella, you do indeed.
At least we now agree on something.
I can't even comprehend how Rentoul can continue to support the 2003 invasion. One by one nearly all other pro-war commentators have apologised to their readers. When's Rentoul going to get his reality check?
In relation to my 1838 comment. You miss the point I am making. If Israel were a true representative democracy it is unlikely that a President would be convicted of rape. This examplse shows that Israeli politics is deeply corrupted. Indeed I seem to remember too that Presidents in Israel are not elected by the people but in a secret ballott in the Knessett.
It must be incredibly upsetting to Mehdi to discover that not only has Hamas announced that it won't fight and die for the Shiites of Iran - they're actually beating up Mehdi's fellow Shiites in Gaza.
The Sunni Spring isn't looking good for the Shiite world.
Israel has nuclear weapons Iran must not.
It is the same with police having guns and preventing criminals from getting them.
I believe Israel has its own extremist homegrown terrorism problem.
A gang of 50 Jewish settlers and rightwing activists broke into an army base near the Israeli settlement of Kedumim in the West bank, setting fire to tyres and hurling rocks at both Israeli soldiers and Palestinians.
Israel's defence minister, Ehud Barak, described the incident as "homegrown terror",
Yaakov Peri, formerly head of the Israeli intelligence agency Shin Bet, says that moral judgments aside, unless dramatic actions is taken by the the government, army and intelligence to address this trend, extreme settler groups may drive Israel towards religious conflict. For this reason, he claims Jewish extremists now pose a greater threat to Israeli security than terrorism.
I thought Islamist scum hated just Jews. Jackass shows us that Islamists have just as much contempt for Christians which explains why Christians are getting butchered in Nigeria, apartheid Pakistan, Egypt and Iraq.
"God raped Mary."
well done for your complete failure to explain how come God is not guilty of statutory rape of a minor. Mary was underage, that seals God's fate. guilty.
"Mate, you really need to see someone if your are not already on medication."
i could be on a crack & heroin intravenous drip and i'd still be able to show you up.
Mariella, your deluded. You keep going on about Katsav, why? I brought him before and said he was put before an Arab judge to show democracy in Israel works. Could you ever imagine a Jewish or Christian judge presiding over one of the many corrupt Arab leaders in a Muslims nation?
I am not filled hate, but despair for people like you. You will not look at facts but instead take a blinkered view Israel and the Middle East. My post’s highlight that within Islam, there are issues that present themselves on a global scale and affect great numbers of people that are forgotten about due to the constant obsession with Israel / Palestine – like it is the only issues that effects the world today.
The way you come across is a testament to the small mindedness and anti-Semitism that most Muslims have towards Jews and Infidels. In that Islam can do no wrong and everyone else and everything else is too blame. The reverse is actually true and Muslims will only find true freedom, peace and enlightenment when they reject Islam, the hate, the prejudice, the injustice and move toward a pluralistic society such that is found in Israel. That is why Israel is a progressive success in all terms – leaps and bounds over and above any Islamic nation, and its less that 70 years old...and why you are Jealous of Jews and Israel deep down.
and so therefore Israel should not do all in it's power to keep Iran from ever, at any time, ever, manufacturing nuclear weapons? which the world inspectors agree they are working to do. what exactly is your point?
i really need to get your clarification on this:
1. Israel can be subject to legitimate criticism.
2.You will not fall back on the anti-semitism whn criticism takes place.
3. A simple yes or no wil do to all of the above.
‘Self-serving, fear-mongering purposes.’
That, Mehdi my friend, sums you up perfectly.
@Mariella "I KNOW OF NO OTHER DEMOCRACY WHERE A PRESIDENT HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF RAPE."
Oh dear, on top of everything else Israelis are prone to be rapists now too. You do realise one of the judges who (rightly) convicted him was an Arab don't you?
I guess there were black high court judges in apartheid S. Africa too.
Actually, there's rape wherever you go and in all walks of society and hey, even pro-palestinian peace activists aren't safe it seems.
Just one link of many you can find: http://miami.indymedia.org/news/2010/09/17888_comment.php
Jankaas -- good post, and interesting links esp the second one..you make some salient points re your journey, and yes, non-religious extremists like Pol Pot or Hitler or Stalin have the blood of millions of innocent lives on their hands too..
I admit I was naive in thinking that the hard-won modern human rights gained after the second world war and the 60s - freedom of speech and expression, womens equality, gay equality, civil rights of all kinds -would spread all across the world..
I was sickened and appalled of course by the resurgence of religious fundamentalism everywhere from the 1980s on - Islamic of course, but also christian and hindu extremism. All these fundamentalisms, but especially Islamic extremism, unambiguously and overtly reject modern human rights and want a return to the supremacy of religious laws, sharia, laws against blasphemy and apostasy, gender inequality indeed gender apartheid, etc etc..and the free elections in Egypt, Tunisia,and no doubt Libya, Syria, Yemen too have brought to power hardcore Islamic parties determined to create just that: sharia-ruled societies..
That is my journey, and why I am always on the side of liberal freedoms against these resurgent forces of darkness and oppression, which they overty represent..and that is also why, if there is a stark choice, I choose Israel against Iran..but I dont want a nuclear strike of any kind against Iran but know that the theocrats running the country must never acquire a nuke, or even be close to acquiring a nuke...
I think wars are often fought for cynical, internal, political and economic reasons, not so much because there is a real external threat. Even the long "civil war" in Israel/Palestine over territory and dominance, fits this pattern, or the conflict has evolved and become more banal and "normal."
"Peace" with its neighbours would threaten the Israeli, nationalist, right's dominance of Israeli politics, therefore a continued state of "war" is in their narrow, partisan, interests; not least economically. Those in control of the Israeli state have the ability to coruptly transfer wealth into their own pockets and their parties accounts, on a massive scale that would be impossible in a normal, liberal, democracy.
Whilst "peace" would undoubtedly benefit most ordinary Israelis, in numerous ways, it means the opposite for the ruling, nationalist, elite, and their ideas, they would actually lose power and prestige. Would one even need a "warrior class" if there was peace?
Creating an evil threat to one's existance, real or not, or exaggerated, is a time-honoured way to keep hold of, or grab more power in a society, and here Israel is no exception.
But this kind of "game" can get out of hand, and lead to something like hysteria and paranoia, which can have dire consequences, especially for those inside Israel who question the veracity and truth about the real nature of the "threat" to Israeli democracy. Like, is Israel moving away from liberal democracy towards something else? And that something else is a Jewish state, for, and ruled by; radical, nationalist, religious groups, who have almost as much hatred and contempt for secular Jews as they have for the Arabs, if not more?
This gradual religious/cultural change concerns many, many, secular Jews inside Israel, as the character of the country changes and there's less and less room for "non-believers" in the dogmas of extremist Zionism, which has developed into a quasi-religious cult that threatens Judaeism itself in Israel, which many, less fanatical Jews, increasingly understand.
"... so you say God and Mohammed were pedophile rapists."
erm, nope that would be you and Tosser who keep saying so. all i'm saying is that if one of them is, then they both are. and if one of them is not, then neither of them are.
do keep up In-pooh Resplendent there's a good pooh.
Olijaan - good post: I mean what I say, and do genuinely look out for your contributions which are always, in my opinion, calm, rational AND passionate, all of which makes your ideas/points stronger and more attractive...although I come from the other "side"!
Jankaas and D - I second your comments re the Mariella impersonator - sad, sad, sad, and truly puerile and pathetic...
Coleridge, have you read the article properly. There is a difference between state policy and rhetoric. Its never been been Irans policy to, as you say"exterminate Israel". Why don't you address the substantive points of the article instead of citing decontextualosed and extremely ambiguous statements in making a case to support Israel's premptive attack on Iran.
I means its not like your giving an opinion about whos the best footballer of all time, messi in my view' we're talking about bombing a country and ushering the middle east into unimaginable Conflagration.
Its not upto Mehdi and other anti war camps to make the case against war, its the warmongers who need to make the case for war and there is not a shred of evidence to support any such action.
Mehdi is obsessed with Israel, simple.
Everything Mehdi says about UN resolutions etc against Israel is bullshit. Since there is the Organisation of the Islamic Conference block of 57 countries that vote against Israel while maintaining their own barbaric ways, preventing any meaningful discussion of sharia, or of the incompatibility of the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Hillel Neuer of UN Watch sums up the Bias against Israel that Mehdi and his cohorts continually use. Without understanding the nation of Israel, the old and continued threats it has faced, no other nation could or would have acted differently – if they did, they would not exist anymore.
Can we have an exact quote of what Ahmedinjad actually said. I believe he did not mention map in this quote and referred to the Israeli regime.
Steve E - who am I fear-mongering about?
Mariella - exactly!
acommentator - There are no Shias in Gaza. #idiot
You're the moron, Uncle Sam: your post clearly shows that you divide the world in to two groups: people who agree with everything you say, and people who, by definition disagree with everything you say. Let's pick apart your imbecilic diatribe:
"You do not have any objectivity whatsoever..."
And you do?
"How can you seriously condemn Iran and the muslim world, while defending Israel? Do you not see that the whole region is in a mess?"
Agreed. But unlike you, I'm sure, I've spent time in Iran. I respect the people of Iran, but I've contempt for the collection of cynical crooks, elderly bigots and fascistic boneheads who run the country.
"Israel is no democracy.."
Yes, it is. It has a government directly elected by all of it's citizens, with no unelected council with the power of veto over parliamentary legislation-unlike Iran.
"....and has an attrocious (sic) human rights record...etc"
Better than any other country in the region. You might not like that fact, but it's true. Israeli citizens-Jew, Arab, Christian, Druze, Bahai or agnostic or atheist-are not subject to arbitrary discrimination or punishment from the state.
"Not that I think you have any regard for Nelson Mandela...etc"
This is a fascinating insight into the straight lines you think in: why do you think that I have no regard for Mandela? Are you really putting together the equation Israeli sympathiser (whatever that means in your simple mind) = racist? Do you realise how stupid that makes you appear to be? I'm not an Israeli sympathiser, by the way: but for a gay man, or a woman, or a Christian, an agnostic, a Hindu, a Jew or a Bahai or anyone who believes in social pluralism it's the safest country in the region. Does that make me a sympathiser? Only in the eyes of fools like you who obsess about one state in the region and ignore the far more repressive societies and regimes because...I don't know. Can you explain why? Is there anything behind that other than emptyheaded dogma?
On the contrary, I have a huge amount of respect for Mandela. But he's not a God, you know: and I'm as entitled to disagree with a genuinely great man like him as I am with a clown like you. If you were more intelligent I'd advise you to be more sceptical about what you believe, but I don't think you've the intellectual werewithal to even begin.
i'd appreciate it if you would stop name dropping me, and saying i provided a translation when in fact it is provided in the article itself. you do your thing, and i'll do mine. thanks.
Mehdi in the world of the paranoid, making a case against unnecessary fear mongering and war is the same as calling for war.
As you say in your article, when it comes to Palestine, even reasonable people leave their reasoning faculties at the door.
War is peace, peace is where, where have i read that before.
weird you couldn't get the right answer as being "C) Islam" in that quiz? seriously, it was piss easy. i even used the word Muslim twice as a clue.
so rather than answer, whoosh! there you go changing direction again, and proclaim;
"that is a crime/programme explicitly in Islam's name."
really? you think your example proves something grand? ok then, what came first gerry, crime or Islam?
Mariella if you oppose rape so much perhaps you might like to take up Tussant's post above?
Do you condemn the Islamist practise in apartheid Pakistan, Jordan and saudi Arabia of prosecuting the victims of rape and imprisoning them for 'adultery'?
Do you condemn the use of rape as a weapon used by Arab Moslem regimes such as Syria and Libya against their own civilian populations?
And Deir Yassin? About 60 Arabs were killed at Deir Yassin. Just a week beforehand Palestinian Arabs ambushed a convoy of 200 Jewish nurses and doctors who were attempting to reach besieged Jewish Jerusalem. The nurses were raped, dismembered and butchered. The unarmed doctors were savagely tortured and then killed. Did they not teach this to you at MPAC?
sorry peace is war
So this regime must "vanish from the pages of time" rather than be "wiped off the map". Rentoul is right. This is splitting hairs.
And I don't believe either that this just means Israel's departure from West Bank and East Jerusalem. A one-state solution means no more Israel. There is no way this could occur without violence.
You make a fool of yourself with blog posts like this.
1. Count the number of times you say "I" and "me".
2. Run a word count before you hit "post". A 2,000-word blog entry can only make you sound like a loon.
3. Check your tone. Calmly reasonable is more effective than shrill and angry.
"You can ignore this."
which is only happening in your imagination. like i wrote yesterday in reaction to Mehdi writing;
"the Iranian president, despite being an odious, obnoxious and bombastic individual"
i then said; you know that there will still be plenty of posters here who read that as follows; "the Iranian president, despite being a lovable, inoffensive and restrained individual"
and that's the problem Tussant, no matter how many times people like me say explicitly that the current Iranian regime is a vile Totalitarian Theocracy guilty of unacceptable human rights abuses, as soon as i say anything critical of Israel, hey presto, i am viewed as an Islamofascist who adores Ahmadinejad et al.
this is not just aimed at you btw, virtually every single poster who actually uses the term Islamofascist is guilty of this nonsense.
"I respect the people of Iran, but I've contempt for the collection of cynical crooks, elderly bigots and fascistic boneheads who run the country."
so should we kill some Iranian civilians to teach those who run Iran a lesson they'll not soon forget? or do you have a plan to only kill those in charge?
(gentle reminder of an older post specifically for you)
"Lots of mis-translation going on with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speeches :"
so you don't know what a "regime" is then? or do you literally think that "Israel" and "Zionist regime" are freely interchangeable?
if you don't clear this up then you will just look dishonest. i'm sure you'll do the right thing and give a straight answer.
here's the speech of Ahmadinejad from you link that seems to vex you so;
"Zionists, who have no faith in religion or even God, now claim piety and intend to take away the Islamic identity of the Holy Quds. This ridiculous move is in fact the continuation of the colonialist polices of oppressors, which will not save the Zionist regime, but also take the regime closer to the endpoint of its existence."
i ask again Julia; do you literally think that "Israel" and "Zionist regime" are the exact same thing? it's a yes or a no pls Julia.
"all i'm saying is that ..." God and Mohammed might not be rapists.
But thats just after you said:
" "You said God raped Mary." i did."
Er ... which is correct? Have a look for yourself and a think about what you wrote as its in black and white above.
Watch out for men in white coats.
Julia, I'm wondering what planet you are living on, when you say that everything Mehdi says about the UN resolutions against Israel being bs. The resolutions that I suppose do not exist in your plane of existence can all be found here! At least 65 of them!
1. The President was convicted of rape and is serving 7 years in an Israeli Prison
2. There were three judges who presided over the case, so the fact that one was Arab is irrelevant. It was a unanimous verdict.
3. It is a shame that you do not express any sympathy for the woman/women that he raped and his abuse of high office.
4. The link you posted is about an article written on ALLEGED RAPE taking place in the West Bank committed by Palestinians.
5. It is interesting to note that the author Ami Isseroff is an Israeli Zionist. Correct me if I wrong but these are allegations, whereas I have cited a real life example of the President of Israel being sent to Prison for Rape.
Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and the co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader. He was the New Statesman's senior editor (politics) from 2009-12.