Surely opposing the oppressive regime in Iran is not really to oppose the peaceful and tolerant Allah of the Qur’an, is it? Surely moderate and peaceful Muslims in the U.S. will be eager to step forward and explain just how and why the Islamic Republic actually misunderstands Islam. Honest Ibe Hooper is probably readying a press conference right now. What about it, Ibe? Brave Ahmed Rehab? Anyone? Anyone? “Hanged at dawn: Iran executes two men arrested in presidential election unrest for ‘waging war against God,'” from the Daily Mail, January 28 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Two anti-government activists were executed in Iran today.
In a crackdown on opposition supporters, officials said the two were hanged after being found guilty of waging war against God, trying to overthrow the Islamic establishment and being members of armed groups.
Five others involved in protests over June’s presidential election were sentenced to die….
Iran’s English-language Press TV said the two were found guilty of being members of Iran’s Kingdom Assembly of Iran, which it said was involved in a deadly mosque bombing in 2008….
Officials have portrayed the protests as a foreign-backed bid to undermine Iran’s Islamic system of government. It further strained relationships with the West….