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aqua_zesty_man OP t1_j1qocz1 wrote

This isn't about Islam or "waging war against God", it's about the theocracy that rules Iran perceiving these protests for reform as a threat to its very existence.


pegothejerk t1_j1qojw3 wrote

I mean they’re right, it’s definitely a threat to their rule. I hope that threat is a success sooner than later.


MarkHathaway1 t1_j1rraza wrote

The quicker there is a massive revolt the fewer deaths there will be in the longer-run.


sirthunksalot t1_j1rrptf wrote

So a theocracy using Islamic law isn't about Islam?


scribblingsim t1_j1t9izz wrote

What Islamic law are you claiming they’re using?


sirthunksalot t1_j1tb0c3 wrote

>The association (Jame’e Moddaresin-e Howzeh Elmiye-ye Qom) suggested that anyone who “instigates fear in society” -- supposedly by participation in anti-government protests -- is belligerent (mohareb) which in Iran's Sharia-based laws is punishable by death, crucifixion, severance of limbs, and/or exile.

It's in the article.


scribblingsim t1_j1tcche wrote

Notice how they don’t manage to find any part of the Qu’ran to back up their “Sharia Law”?


sirthunksalot t1_j1tfqy7 wrote

You can argue that their use of it isn't correct but the concept is in Islam. Saudi Arabia kills people for it as well. It's like saying Baptists aren't Christian because they interpreted the Bible different Than Catholics and Catholics are right. It's all made up nonsense in the end.


scribblingsim t1_j1vc49k wrote

The vague concept is in Islam, HOWEVER, like you said, they're interpreting it VERY loosely. Ironically, it's supposed to be more about things like terrorism, which they're strangely not interested in punishing.

I'm not saying they're not Muslim, but they ARE misusing Islam to abuse women. And I'm not saying that Christians don't do the same. They've been doing the same for many centuries, like when they took the absolutely idiotic command to "not suffer a Witch to live" and used it to their own ends to gain an insane amount of control over people and the excuse to murder any undesirables in a horrific way, either through the torture used to get them to incriminate their neighbors to make the pain stop or through burning at the stake, pressing with stones, or whatever other means of killing women they could devise. Or when they misinterpreted the Bible to go against gay people and then started murdering THEM en masse, and then later just went the "kinder" route of just persecuting the hell out of them.

Were they Christians? Oh absolutely. But they, like these assholes running Iran, knowingly twisted their religion for control through terror and should not be considered good members of their faith.