A monster who throws acid on someone’s face is not worthy of any leniency in punishment. It is worth noting, however, that in this sentence Iran is simply following the Qur’an, which stipulates: “And We ordained for them therein a life for a life, an eye for an eye, a nose for a nose, an ear for an ear, a tooth for a tooth, and for wounds is legal retribution. But whoever gives [up his right as] charity, it is an expiation for him. And whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed – then it is those who are the wrongdoers.” (5:45) This kind of punishment is thus in accord with Sharia — it isn’t just the mad mullahs being mad.
The mad mullahs of Iran have ruled that a man who poured acid on a young girl’s face should be punished by having his eyes gouged out and his nose and right ear chopped off, according to an Iranian opposition group.
The sadistic attacker, identified only as Jamshid, was convicted last October by the clerical regime’s highest court of deliberately pouring acid on the face of a girl named Shirin, causing her to lose her own right ear and eyesight, according to the National Council of Resistance to Iran.
The Muslim theocracy’s top judges routinely order grisly punishments, including stonings and mutilation, arguing that it is justified under Islamic laws.
Another inmate was recently sentenced to have one foot and one hand cut off, the group said, sparking an outcry from international human rights groups.
The harsh punishments — including public executions — have continued even though moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani was elected president last August.