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Friday, August 11, 2006

URGENT CALL TO ACTION!

Feminist Majority Foundation

An Iranian woman is about to be horribly stoned to death. 8 more await the same fate. Please go to that link NOW and send a letter. This horror has to stop.

Their text:

I am writing to urge you to intervene in the case of Ashraf Kolhari, a 37-year-old mother of four, who has been sentenced to death by stoning. Please urge the Iranian government to commute Ms. Kolhari’s sentence and to abandon the practice of stoning.

I am joining people around the world committed to peace and non-violence in urging that the United Nations intervene to prevent this brutal penalty from being carried out. I also urge you to work to end the horrific practice of stoning in Iran, which is not in compliance with Iran’s commitment to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

To which I added:

There is never honor in killing a woman, and you make your men look weak and ignorant before the world with this practice. All nations will be more sympathetic to your goals if they see the first quality of civilization - mercy - in your dealings with your own people. All killing must end. Violence against women cannot be tolerated. Please join the world community in observing the basic requirements of universal civil rights.


Please send a letter. We have to stand together against governments that practice horror and misogyny and call it religion.