Video evidence has come to light of rape in the prisons of the Iranian regime. The Planet Iran website on Tuesday published the graphic and sickening video.
“I could tell that the girls were more afraid of their ‘wedding’ night than of the execution that awaited them in the morning,” a member of the paramilitary Basiji militia said last July about the prison rapes. “And they would always fight back, so we would have to put sleeping pills in their food. By morning the girls would have an empty expression. It seemed like they were ready or wanted to die. I remember hearing them cry and scream after [the rape] was over. I will never forget how this one girl clawed at her own face and neck with her finger nails afterwards. She had deep scratches all over her.”
The Basiji militia member explained that in Iran it is illegal to execute a virgin, and so young women are subjected to a fake wedding and then brutally raped by their prison guards the night before they are murdered.
While the mainstream media mostly looked the other way, I covered last summer’s Iranian revolution extensively at my website AtlasShrugs.com.
The sheer brutality of the crackdown on the Iranian people who were marching for freedom, for the principle of one man, one vote, was impossible for us in the West to fathom. We heard the horror stories. We saw unarmed people meeting bullets with sheer will.
But the Iranian could not win this way. Barack Obama made sure of that.
We watched the President of the United States essentially sanction the crushing suppression of people who were yearning to be free by ignoring their plight. We witnessed the President of the United States look the other way while Iranian thugs committed acts of mass rape, torture and public hangings of innocent people. All that and more was done by an Islamic regime that President Obama demands that we respect.
He said it in his Inaugural Address: “To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect.” On Al-Arabiya News Channel six days later, he used the phrase again: “To the Arab world and the Muslim world… we are ready to initiate a new partnership based on mutual respect and mutual interest.”
In his famous Cairo address on June 4, 2009, he said it again: “I’ve come here to Cairo to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world, one based on mutual interest and mutual respect, and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition.” And in Turkey that same month, he spelled it out: “We seek broader engagement based upon mutual interest and mutual respect. We will listen carefully, we will bridge misunderstanding, and we will seek common ground. We will be respectful even when we do not agree.”
This respect included the bloody mullahs of Tehran. Appealing to Iran in March 2009, Obama said: “We seek … engagement that is honest and grounded in mutual respect.” On November 4, 2009, the 30th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the beginning of the Iranian hostage crisis, Obama said: “I have made it clear that the United States of America wants to move beyond this past, and seeks a relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran based upon mutual interests and mutual respect.”
The new video coming out of Iran again reveals this “respect” for the ghastly sanctioning of tyranny and brutality that it really is. And even after the appalling extent of the mullahs’ crushing of the Iranian people was revealed, Obama was still babbling about respect.
This week also comes news of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s ridicule of Obama for his inexperience. Iran is clearly emboldened by Barack Obama’s weakness—at the worst possible time for it to be emboldened. The newly released video shows yet again what the Iranian regime really is.
If only we had an American President strong enough to stand up to these murderers.
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