Face of the day

Ever wonder why so called Moderate Muslims do not speak out against so called true Islam? Wonder no more. Today’s face of the day, Soheil Arab’s fate is the answer.

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Blogger and photographer Soheil Arabi with his 5 year old daughter Rojan

A 30-year-old blogger and photographer has been sentenced to death in Iran for “insulting the prophet of Islam” on Facebook, drawing renewed attention to the country’s notorious human rights record.

If he is killed by the Iranian government he will be hanged to death.

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The man, Soheil Arabi, was convicted in a Tehran criminal court in August after admitting to posting the defamatory content. His lawyers argued that he had done so while “in poor psychological condition,” according to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, and that he was merely sharing views held by others. But Iran’s Supreme Court upheld the conviction late last month and went a step further by adding a charge of “sowing corruption of Earth.” This charge is also punishable by death and cannot be pardoned, according to Arabi’s lawyer.

Human Rights Watch this week called on the Iranian government to halt Arabi’s death sentence, but government officials have shown no sign of leniency. “Currently, there is no pardon, and he’s been convicted of ‘corruption on Earth,'” Gholam Ali Mohseni Ejei, deputy head of Iran’s judiciary, told reporters Monday. “But there has been a request for his case to be reviewed again.”




-Poto: (Printscreen YouTube)


Iran has long taken a hard stance on online dissent, and appears to have stepped up its efforts in recent months. According to Reporters Without Borders, at least 65 activists, journalists, and bloggers were currently in prison because of their online activities as of July.

In May, seven people were arrested for dancing to the Pharrell Williams song “Happy” and publishing the video online. They were given a suspended sentence of one year in jail and 91 lashes, on the basis that the video violated Iran’s Islamic laws. In July, eight Iranians were arrested and sentenced to a combined 127 years in jail on charges of colluding against the state and spreading propaganda on Facebook.

Who in there right mind would want to visit or live in Iran, a country where you get one year in jail and 91 lashes for dancing to a song about being happy? More to the point who in their right mind would be attracted to Islam, a political ideology that has medieval punishments including death for daring to disagree with the teachings of a Man who made child brides acceptable under Islamic law and married his own wife when she was only 6 years old.

Soheil Arabi and his wife Nastaran Naimi

Nastaran Naimi, Arabi’s wife, claims her husband was forced to admit guilt under pressure from agents of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. Both she and her husband were arrested in their homes in November 2013, and while Naimi was soon released, Arabi was held in solitary confinement for two months. In a separate case related to the same Facebook posts, he was sentenced to three years in prison on September 4th for “spreading propaganda against the system” and “insulting the leader.” One of the Facebook pages he operated was titled “The generation that no longer wants to be the burned generation.”

According to Amnesty International, Arabi’s conviction marks the second time that an Iranian has been sentenced to death for insulting the Prophet Mohammed. In August, an engineer named Rouhollah Tavana was sentenced to death after allegedly insulting the prophet in a video clip. Amnesty, like Human Rights Watch, has called upon the government to halt Arabi’s hanging and release him immediately.

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Islam is a brutal political ideology that lives up to what it means. Islam literally means submit, and that is exactly what this brutal system of government does. You submit or you die.

Soheil Arabi from the photos above looks like a loving father and husband. He tried to make Iran a better place for his daughter to grow up in and is going to pay with his life. It is a terrible price to pay and is the price that anyone who tries to oppose Islam has to be prepared to pay.

Is it any wonder that so called ‘ moderate ‘ Muslims everywhere say nothing and do nothing?

Only a day after an extension was announced on the nuclear deal between the P5+1 and Tehran, news broke that Iranian courts confirmed the death sentence for the Internet activist who was imprisoned for allegedly insulting the Prophet Mohammad.


Jan. 2, 2015

Soheil Arabi will soon have a rope around his neck. The 30-year-old father is languishing on Iran’s death row. Yet Mr. Arabi did not kill anyone. He did not rape or steal. The “crime” Mr. Arabi committed was writing several Facebook posts that were deemed religiously offensive.


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