It appears that mere blogging with flogging is not enough. Beheading bloggers will now be the new rage in Persia. In its race back to the Dark Ages, Iran and its Mullahs have written a new law that would put bloggers to death for any writing that is viewed as advocating corruption, prostitution, or desertion of Islam. Such bloggers would be deemed mohareb (an enemy of God) and “corrupt of the earth.” This category of criminals allows the Iranian “courts” to inflict a range of punishment that includes amputations and execution.
The legislation has all but killed my plans to roll out the new http://www.mohareb.com site.
Iran’s effort to censure any free voices on the Internet has increased in recent years as religious fanatics try to protect their control of the country.
Iranian blogger Mojtaba Saminejad reportedly spent 21 months in an Iranian prison, including an alleged 88 days of solitary confinement and torture. His crime: insulting Iran’s head of state.
Perhaps it can be viewed as encouraging that the Internet is such a threat that the Iranian government is taking such measures. As the Chinese have discovered, “netizens” can be a pesky problem, click here.