“Goodbye, Dear Mum”: Rayhaneh Jabbari Prepares For Execution (Updated)

eg2vZynW_400x400Over international protests, according to some new sites, Iran has already executed Rayhaneh Jabbari, 26. However, Fox News is reporting that the execution has been delayed. Jabbari claimed that a former Iranian Intelligence Ministry employee tried to rape her and that she stabbed in him the shoulder to escape. Despite the fact that a drink given to her was found to contain a date rape drug, the Iranian officials still wanted her hanged and they have now carried out their intent. As she was being led away to be hanged, a guard showed mercy and gave her his phone to type a final message to her mother. Her reported message below is poignant and tragic as a final goodbye to her mother. [Update: there are both reports that the execution has occurred and that the execution has been delayed. Amnesty is reporting that the execution is “imminent.”]

Jabbari wrote:

“I am currently handcuffed and there is a car waiting outside to take me for the execution of the sentence. Goodbye, dear Mum. All of my pains will finish early tomorrow morning. I’m sorry I cannot lessen your pain. Be patient. We believe in life after death. I’ll see you in the next world and I will never leave you again because being separated from you is the most difficult thing to do in the world.”

When her mother called the prison to ask what she could do, they told her to pick up the body of her daughter.

Jabbari was a decorator who said that she was contacted Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, who arranged a meeting. She said that Sarbandi drugged her and tried to rape her after the two met at a café and she agreed to go to his office to discuss a business deal. She said that Sarbandi took her to a remote building and offered her a fruit drink which was later found to contain the date-rape drug. Her family noted that the wounds from a small pocket knife to the shoulder would not have caused death.

After her arrest, her family said that she was tortured to confess.

If she has been executed, it is another notch in the belt of Iran’s Sharia courts and medieval prison system . . . and a particularly sad day for all of humanity.

132 thoughts on ““Goodbye, Dear Mum”: Rayhaneh Jabbari Prepares For Execution (Updated)”

  1. swarthmoremom: “Doubt it went over too many heads as there have been reports of neo-nazi groups on both sides of the Ukrainian conflict.”


    If you read any article saying there were neo-nazi groups on both sides of the Ukrainian conflict, it was either authored by Sarah Palin or was a joke or both.

    Red Sector and Svboda, etc., are strictly Kiev and anti Eastern Ukrainian.

    Poroshenko refers to the Eastern Ukrainian as “parasites” and the neo-Nazis that burned Eastern Ukrainians alive in Odessa called them Colorado Beetles; chanting “burn Colorado burn” as they burned them alive.

    And now they’re finding mass burial sites near Donetsk courtesy of Red Sector and Kiev.

    Funny, I don’t recall that topic coming up during Poroshenko’s visit to the U.S.

  2. Paul, yet you say you are agnostic, or was that atheist? Lots of bogeymen today I see. So secular humanism is poisonous to who?

    1. Annie – I am agnostic and I am NOT a secular humanist. And secular humanism is poisonous to the world and all it touches.

        1. My Father was an Agnostic and taught me more about love than anyone. Who are we to judge. He never said anything about it and went to Church with my Mother. I didn’t even know until after she died when I was 19 when I was trying to tell all of you about that on the Hobby Lobby thing and you wouldn’t listen.

        2. The philosophy or life stance of secular humanism embraces human reason, ethics, and philosophical naturalism while specifically rejecting religious dogma, supernaturalism, pseudoscience, or superstition as the basis of morality and decision making.

          Agnosticism is the view that the truth values of certain claims—especially claims about the existence or non-existence of God, as well as other religious and metaphysical claims—are unknown or unknowable.

          Agnostic theism. The view of those who do not claim to know of the existence of any deity, but still believe in such an existence.

          What camp are you in Paul. Seems we are dancing in the dark

          1. happypappies – I do believe in an Uncaused Cause, but I do not believe in a Divine Mover.

            1. Paul, just caught this comment. We don’t know what “God” is. The word is ancient and puts one in mind of a “Divine Mover” Are you speaking of something like Emergence?

              1. happypappies – first you are up really really late. 🙂 To me a Divine Mover is one who guides us in our lives, one we can pray to for help and guidance.

                1. Paul, looks like we ended that thread. lol yeah, I don’t keep regular hours. It was hot and I wouldn’t turn on air. lol Since we don’t know what “God” is to “Pray” doesn’t have to be “Corporate” When I go to Church with my Husband to do Good, I see Jesus in many People. I truly don’t pretend to understand what someone meant about everlasting life and the end of times 2000 years ago. When I read the Gospels and some of the Old Testament Books like Isaiah and Jeremiah I can feel something of the “Glory of the Lord being revealed” Not in any human sense whatsoever. Nothing that is really tangible.

                  I have a friend on Facebook that I go back and forth with who is a Nuclear Physicist. He is in hibernation now I guess but he is Skeptical however, he knows that Music, Math and Physics have something Spiritual about them. We have shared The Circle of Fifths Law in Music, The Golden Ratio which does a lot of interesting things. But these things imo are just past understanding. Which is why I asked you about emergence.

  3. BarkinDog: ” And if ISIS takes over Iran the difference will be……”

    Kaboom and nothingness…………….Ever heard of Japan… a big mushroom cloud! It means POTUS did what he set out to do, Those who are left better learn to speak whatever language the Muslims speak. POTUS has no intention of keeping Iran from building a NUKE. He despises Israel and really does not care what happens to America ………….His book “Dreams of my Father” referred to us as the “Ugly Americans” and “O” is now our Pres. He refuses to protect our borders and He and Holder insist on tying the hands of the Police and unfortunately the military. I see it as an open invitation for ISIS to come to America. My opinion.

    “Well known conservative writer for Buckley’s National Review, Kevin Williamson, proposes hanging for women who have abortions, the doctors and nurses who perform them, and hospital staff who approve them.
    “:Just to be perfectly clear – Williamson, who proposes Sharia type punishments, is conservative. He is not a progressive. You will not find one single Progressive who would ever dream this crap. I assure you, there is more than one conservative who agrees with Williamson”


    Let me be perfectly clear!, I vehemently disagree with you. I am a conservative and never would I ever or any of my conservative friends believe such crap. I do not believe in abortions and I cannot believe a true conservative would want to cause harm to the misguided who perform such things. Right is right and wrong is wrong and abortion is murder. Like puppy mills, I would run them out of business, yes but harm them no. Williamson may say he is conservative but he is far from it.

  4. Doubt it went over too many heads as there have been reports of neo-nazi groups on both sides of the Ukrainian conflict. There is a long history of anti-semitism in the Ukraine.

  5. Jack,

    Thanks. I get the feeling though that the paragraph I dedicated to Victoria Nuland and her neo-Nazi coup in Ukraine went over most people’s heads.
    Which is why I doubt anyone understands why called Obama a liar for what he said at the U.N. above.

  6. Fellows, quite an interesting blog. Seems we have a very serious problem here in this country and we shoot the breeze about such a delicate problem as a woman being executed for defending herself. ISIS has said they will come here and we will see Sharia law here. It appears they are keeping their promise. Looks like the donkeys/Jack as_es in Washington should start using their brains and believe them. We don’t even secure our borders, WHY, we ask? Good Question! Why isn’t POTUS worried? Good question! Yes, these rats will come here….in fact they are here already. POTUS won’t call the be-headings here what they really are…………TERRORISM! He and his sidekick, Mr. Holder, say that is merely “WORKPLACE VIOLENCE”. REeeeeeeeally?

    ISIS will not likely come here, because they are already here, every dumb-ass in this country has a cell phone. ISIS will use the dumb easily led domestics “Lone Wolfs” at first. It is strange that women seem to be the ones who are most in danger from ” the present type of “WORKPLACE VIOLENCE” which we all know is terrorism. We have already had Sharia Law killings in this country by the girls own fathers, it is here and that golfing loving, donkey in the W H needs to recognize that it is here, OH but, he is trying to divert our attention to other countries and their problems and not face the fact that we are already invaded. The radical muslim religion is out to kill all that do not believe the way they do and women are the easiest to kill. The men are a little harder so after many more incidents of “workplace violence” they will start killing more. You fellows and ladies need to read the Koran and know what they truly think of us. The next woman killed for defending herself from being raped may literally be here if America doesn’t wake up and rid this planet of this cancer. Women to those savages are chattel, easily replaced and should have to walk around wearing a tent and not be able to leave the house without a man (relative) with them. Gays you and agnostics are also hated, so are scantily clad women and anyone who will not accept their deity as a God. …….you get the message. THEM KILLING US IS JUST RIDDING THIS WORLD OF ALL THE THINGS THEIR GOD ASKS THEM TO KILL. What is murder to us, is a blessed occurrence to their deity. SICK HUH?

    IF America doesn’t light a fuse under this CONGRESS AND THE DISINTERESTED POTUS and open their eyes to what is truly happening, I am afraid there will be many more killings and beheadings and it will be against us not in a foreign country. Seems It may have already begun.

  7. Bob, Esq.,

    I liked the first article that you posted at the other place. Too bad personal exchanges distracted from discussion of the content.

  8. jonathan,

    If you check your spam filter, you’ll find 10-15 attempted posts of mine regarding Obama lying to the U.N. about Ukraine.

    That would have been the follow up to my “mocking and deriding liars and sneaks” comments; had the filter not gotten in my way.

  9. Well known conservative writer for Buckley’s National Review, Kevin Williamson, proposes hanging for women who have abortions, the doctors and nurses who perform them, and hospital staff who approve them.


    Just to be perfectly clear – Williamson, who proposes Sharia type punishments, is conservative. He is not a progressive. You will not find one single Progressive who would ever dream this crap. I assure you, there is more than one conservative who agrees with Williamson.

  10. maxcat06 – I thought good Muslims carried compasses that pointed to Mecca so they could pray in the correct direction.

  11. Bob, Esq.,

    Thanks for telling it like it is. (Glad that I saw it before it was deleted. )

  12. “I suspect that History has also repeatedly taught us that the wedding of no religion and government inevitably results in tyranny, too. The upshot is, that you end up with tyranny either way. Sooo, maybe you should blame government, and not religion.”

    Good comment Squeeky.

    I would add a culture can survive the absence of religion if it were replaced by reason. Unfortunately, we’ve given up on both and the only thing left standing is government.

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