[ExI] iranian riots all a huge mistake

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sun Jul 12 23:37:43 UTC 2009

2009/7/13 Mirco Romanato <painlord2k at libero.it>:
> Stathis Papaioannou ha scritto:
>> Still, in the article you cited it says the Iranians are
>> considering changing their penal code so that apostasy is no longer a
>> capital crime. Secularisation will win eventually, as it has
>> everywhere else.
> You don't understood.
> They are changing the law to introduce the death penalty for apostasy.
> Until now, there was a lower penalty (jail and loss of other rights).
> The reform was publicized too early, so they slowed the pace of the
> reform until people lose interest.

"After international pressure, the Iranian Government's Parliamentary
Committee reportedly removed articles stipulating the death penalty
for apostasy from the Islamic Penal Code Bill, but the changes have to
be approved by legislators."

They are making changes tending towards greater secularisation, which
is the historical trend over the centuries. There may be temporary
setbacks but ultimately religion is doomed, or at least doomed to be
watered down until it's inoffensive.

Stathis Papaioannou

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