This are the times you have to wonder if ‘an eye for an eye’ isn’t justice…


“If I forgive, I get nothing for forgiveness,” she says. “The same if I take his eyesight, I get nothing. But I want people like Majid to know that there is punishment.”

Ameneh Bahrami was a beautiful 24 year old student when Majid, a man she had rejected persistent offers of marriage from, hurled acid on her face disfiguring her and blinding her. The high court in Iran has sented Majid to blinding and Ameneh wants to pour the acid into his eyes herself, Amnesty international has however called this “a cruel and inhuman punishment amounting to torture”. Do you think “Ameneh has a right to pay back the man who ruined her life?

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  1. #1 by Joy on June 14, 2011 - 8:11 am

    These are those situations that as a third party (in this case Amnesty Intl) can piously vocalize thier stand against human torture.

    On the other hand, if any of the loud mouths faces the same misfortune, they will not have second thoughts about “justice served”.

    But where should we morally stand? Who will avenge us if we choose to forgive OR what will we gain for ourselves if we choose not to forgive?

    • #2 by Wes on June 14, 2011 - 9:02 am

      I believe, just as killers are served a death sentence, if you pour acid on someone for no fault of their own then you should be ready to face the consequences, if she wants to forgive the man then she should, but a warning has to be sounded to those who continue to act with such savagery in this day and age, how better than for justice to be given in equal measure by the aggrieved.

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