A life´s value

What is a life worth? Not perticular much in some places.

A life for a life, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. The history of mankind is easily listed in this qoute from the bible. (Exodus 21:22-25). Human beeings have killed, still kills and will kill eachother as long as there is human beeings on the planet.

Animal also kills. But they are much more simpler than us. They kill either in selfdefense or to get food. We humans are intelligent an sofisticated, so we kill for a large number of reasons. Money, lust, insanity, sex, revenge, hate, love, defense or as punishment.

The death penalty is very old and have existed in almost every society. Also in my country, the peacefull country in the far north called Norway. In 1979 vi abolished the military death penalty. It is only for the last 31 years or state have been totally unaible to kill its own citizens. The last execution took place august 28. 1948 as a part of trails of traitors after the 2. World War. The civil death penalty were abolished in 1902. Not that long ago either.

I have written an entry on the death penalty earlier. And I am very much against it. https://finnhjalmar.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/when-the-state-acts-like-god/ . It is deeply wrong that a state kills in time of peace. Regardless if it is Texas or China that executes it is pervers and not acceptable. If it is christians or muslims it is just as wrong. The catholic church actually accept the use of death penalty. That is absurd and reprehensible of the largest christian curch.

Theres a father in Iran that just got a letter. That letter says that his son is to be executed within the next 48 hours. To make money for his family the boy accepted the guilt of killing a man when he was only 15 years old. Mohammad Reza Haddadi never killed that man. The killers tild him that he wasnt going to be executed because he was only a child when he confessed. If the was wrong or just fooled the boy is hard to answer. The iranian government want to kill him anyway. A land with a full membership of the UN, and has signed the convention regarding chilkdrens rights. A convention thats forbidds the execution of children below 18 years of age. Mohammad Reza Haddadi is not alone. There are a lot of children on the death rows in Iran. http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/1191425

The regime has its reasons to do so. Some says it is religion. Some say it is law, and some blame the culture. The law of Sharia is an expression often used in this debate. Fact is that most islamic countries doesnt use the Sharia.

February 14. 1989 a fatwa was issued by the leader of Iran Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on the Radio Teheran. This «fatwa» demanded that the author Salman Rushdie had to be executed after wrtiting the book «Satanic Verses» . The book was regarded to be blasphemic againt Islam. The only country that has signed the fatwa is Iran. No other muslim country has done so. In fact, mnost of the muslims is against the fatwa.

The mass executions taking place in Iran is really about two things. Power and terror. By the use of power the government scare their citizens. But they do not only scare them . They scare us too. For those of us that lives in western societies without the death penalty hanging over ur heads gets afraid. Very afraid. We are afraid of the culture, the people and their religion. And its not the muslim peoples fault. Its the extremists fault, and regimes like that in Iran.

The iranian government claims that thay kills their own in Gods name. They claim to be following Gods laws when they kill. What they really do is to misuse the name of God and use it as an excuse to abuse power. That is a common poltical tradition in almost every society that has existed on the planet.

Back to the death row where we find Mohammad Reza Haddadi. The government wants to execute him bbecause they want to scare their people. A young man that has to give up his life for something he hasnt even done. It so easy for the state to kill him. As easy as it has been for many centuries. A human life is not woth much in that country. http://persian2english.com/?p=12464

How much longer shall we sit on ur sivilized behinds and watch countries like Chine and Iran to spit on basic human rights? How much longer do we have to accept that some countries shows such horrid contemt for life? No one honors God by killing. To kill is to spit on his creatit/node/35on and I could never imagin that God think that is okay.

http://iran.elple.ne

http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/iran-must-stop-imminent-execution-juvenile-offender-20091208

http://scenews.blog.com/2009/07/11/urgent-mohammad-reza-haddadi-at-risk-of-imminent-execution/

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3 Comments on “A life´s value”


  1. […] What is a life worth? Not perticular much in some places. A life for a life, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. The history of mankind is easily listed in this qoute from the bible. (Exodus 21:22-25). Human beeings have killed, still kills and will kill eachother as long as there is human beeings on the planet. Animal also kills. But they are much more simpler than us. They kill either in selfdefense or to get food. We humans are intelligent … Read More […]

  2. Ina Says:

    Finn Hjalmar, I feel the same about the death penalty. The US also killes convicted people. There is a murdercase (Caylee Anthony was first missed, than found dead months later, she was 2 years old) in Florida. The mother Casey Anthony is the only suspect but there is no real evidence she did it. But even if there was, the death penalty is totally inhumane and I don’t understand those who want her dead. They are very fanatic about it. Many bloggers are following the case, the trial is set May next year.

  3. Ina Says:

    Finn Hjalmar, I feel the same about the death penalty. The US also kills convicted people. There is a murdercase (Caylee Anthony was first missed, then found dead months later, she was 2 years old) in Florida. The mother Casey Anthony is the only suspect but there is no real evidence she did it. But even if there was, the death penalty is totally inhumane and I don’t understand those who want her dead. They are very fanatic about it. Many bloggers are following the case, the trial is set May next year.
    (I had some typo’s in the first comment 🙂 )


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