Monday, September 6, 2010

The BBC Interviews Two Stoning Apologists, Silences Maryam Namazie

September 5, 2010 on BBC Sunday Live
From Butterflies & Wheels:
The BBC has outdone itself this time. BBC1′s Sunday Live did a programme on whether it is right to condemn the Iranian regime for the stoning of Ashtiani. Maryam Namazie was supposed to take part (and it is not difficult to guess what she would have said, and how firmly she would have said it), but somehow the programme never got around to her. It did get around to two people who said the other thing, but it did not get around to Maryam. Yes that’s right. It found the time to talk to two apologists for the fascist reactionary mullahs’ regime in Iran but it could not find the time to talk to a secular feminist who thinks women shouldn’t be buried up to their necks and stoned to death for anything and especially not for “adultery.”
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  1. R€LIGION Stinks of moneySeptember 6, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    I´m surprised that Maryam Namazie didn´t just up and leave.

    Had the shoe been on the other foot and they were stoning blokes like these two I´m sure they wouldn´t have been so apologetic. When it comes to the maltreatment of women and gays, straight men don´t seem to take it all that seriously. And why would they, they are in a place of privillege.

    What was all the nonsense with the constant  apologetci disclaimer "most muslims are against this" ?? Really? Where are the protests then?

  2. Should Europe attack US becuz we(mostly) think Capital Punishment is immotal?

  3. Should Euro countries attack US because people there mostly think capital punishment is wrong? (48 out of 50 EU countries abolished capitol punishment)
    Im just sayin.

  4. Is a "cultural thing" till they come to do that things with our womens and kids. Then is facism and gonna be to late.

  5. What a load of nonsense. Talk about moderates. These people want a nice comfy world to live in. There is no argument. Stoning is disgusting and has no place in the modern world.

  6. "clear from evils". what a joke. I hate the BBC.