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Iran Demands Justice for Trayvon Martin

Iran Demands Justice for Trayvon Martin

Mideast Media Sampler 7-22-2013

1) The Executioners Demand Justice

Perhaps one of the oddest stories appearing yesterday was Iran’s Mullahs Demand Justice for Trayvon.

According to the semi-official Iranian website Press TV:

“The acquittal of the murderer of the teenage African American once again clearly demonstrated the unwritten, but systematic racial discrimination against racial, religious and ethnic minorities in the US society,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Araqchi said.

He noted that the court ruling has also seriously put under question the fairness of the judicial process in the United States.

“Several months on since a probe was launched (into the murder), the public opinion in the US and across the world expect transparency, an accurate and fair judicial investigation into the case, with due regard to human rights principles for American citizens and a ban on discrimination against minorities in the country,” Araqchi added.

(Araqchi, by the way, was appointed just two months ago and has been quite vocal and aggressive since his appointment.)

As Adam Kredo writes, though, it’s more than a little ironic that Iran is pronouncing judgment on the American justice system.

Iran’s calls for justice came as a surprise to U.S. observers, who pointed out that the Iranian regime is notorious for beating opposition members, arresting journalists, stoning women to death, and publicly executing homosexual teenagers.

According to a group called Iran Human Rights, executions in Iran have been spiking since the June 14 presidential election. The group bases its count on the regimes’ announced executions and observes:

One possibility might be that during elections the authorities have to give more space to the public in order to encourage people’s participation in the elections. Additionally, during elections international journalists visit Iran one week before and after elections. However, in the weeks prior to and after the elections the number of executions reaches a peak.

A few years ago it was reported that the regime would ensure that young women were “married” before they were executed. Of course, Iran is also known to have targeted civilians in other countries without the benefit of any minimal amount of due process. The idea of the Iranians passing judgment on the American system is perverse.

2) “You used to ride on your chrome horse with your diplomat”

The New York Times has been tracking John Kerry’s efforts to restart Palestinian/Israeli negotiation. First the paper reported in Kerry Achieves Deal to Revive Mideast Talks:

“The representatives of two proud peoples today have decided that the difficult road ahead is worth traveling and that the daunting challenges that we face are worth tackling,” Mr. Kerry said in Amman, the Jordanian capital, on Friday night before flying back to Washington. “They have courageously recognized that in order for Israelis and Palestinians to live together side by side in peace and security, they must begin by sitting at the table together in direct talks.” There was no indication that either the Israelis or the Palestinians had compromised on core issues — such as ending Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank or conceding the right of return of Palestinian refugees — that have sunk previous negotiations. Rather, this round of diplomacy was focused on getting distrusting adversaries to sit in the same room. But after years of stalemate in which the prospects of creating side-by-side Israeli and Palestinian states seemed to fade, even as a goal of American and regional diplomacy, the resumption of a process of talks counts as progress, some analysts said.

Whether or not this is how Secretary of State Kerry framed the issue, the New York Times picks two issues that would put the onus on Israel. Other issues such as Hamas ruled Gaza, the refusal of Abbas to negotiate and the ongoing Palestinian incitement against Israel are all non-factors in this reporting.

 

The next day the New York Times reported Palestinian Prisoner Release Is Critical Hurdle in Resuming Peace Talks:

One of three main Palestinian demands for resuming talks has been the release of about a hundred Palestinians who have been jailed since before the signing of the Oslo peace accords in 1993. The other demands are using the 1967 prewar borders as the basis for negotiations, and freezing Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank.

The Americans had been working on ways to resolve the border and settlement issues with a formula in which they would make a declaration about the 1967 border and about Israel being a Jewish state. A Western official said Saturday, “There are no terms of reference or any other agreements that the ’67 lines will be the basis for negotiation.”

Frustrated by the lack of a guarantee regarding the 1967 borders, the Palestinians on Friday pushed further on prisoners, an issue with profound emotional resonance on both sides. Palestinians consider the men in Israel’s jails, particularly those serving since before Oslo, prisoners of war. Israelis call them terrorists. Some have been convicted of multiple murders, and the families of their victims have already made passionate public appeals against the release.

Again, even though it is Abbas who refuses to negotiate, the reporting blames Israel for its hesitance to make concessions ahead of negotiations. Of course releasing convicted terrorists is a risky move, often leading to more terror. The release of a thousand terrorists to secure the freedom of Gilad Shalit nearly two years ago was no exception. The risk of releasing prisoners with “blood on their hands,” is compounded by the fact that the Palestinian Authority, rather than criticizing the terrorists, praises them instead and absolves them of any wrongdoing.

Why should the Palestinians be “frustrated” by not knowing the outcome of negotiations? Isn’t that what the point of negotiations is? The Palestinians don’t want negotiations, they want guarantees delivered by the international community. But if Mahmoud Abbas can’t even keep a Prime Minister to govern by his side, how can he be expected to rule an entire country? How can be expected to keep his commitments?

 

 

The latest, that the New York Times reports, is Seasoned Hand in Mideast May Shepherd Peace Talks:

But with the negotiations due to start in the next week or so, and Mr. Kerry intent on assuming his broader responsibilities as secretary of state, he has begun to assemble a team that would manage what one senior State Department official said is expected to be “a rocky and up-and-down process.”

Channel 2 News in Israel reported that Mr. Kerry had told the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, that Mr. Indyk was his choice; the channel said both leaders expressed approval. …

Mr. Indyk was sent again to Israel as ambassador in 2000, to work with Ehud Barak, the Israeli prime minister, on an ambitious bid for a peace deal, but that effort failed, and the second Palestinian intifada erupted.

With a recalcitrant Palestinian President being dragged into peace talks with Israel, whose experience does Kerry seek? The same person who helped “shepherd” the parties to the 2000 Camp David summit.

Kerry has apparently not learned from history.

He isn’t really where it’s at.

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Comments

” Iran’s Mullahs Demand Justice for Trayvon.”

Why should they be any different than America’s mullah, OBOZO?

Uncle Samuel | July 22, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Hypocrisy, thy name is Islam.

You want “justice”…???

Come get it.

Uncle Samuel | July 22, 2013 at 5:20 pm

If a leader of Hamas and Fatah or any other Islamist (Egyptian, Jordanian, Lebanese) were to agree on anything except the extinction of all ‘Jewish pigs’ (as the racist hate-speech of Hamas charter and Koran call the Jews) and the elimination of Israel from the map, that Islamist will be executed, ousted and/or unspeakably tortured.

Islamists said no to Israel when the intended Jewish homeland of Palestine was divided into two Palestines and Arabs were given the largest portion of land:
http://www.mefacts.com/cache/html/mandate/11911_files/1922-mandate_for_palestine.jpg

Moreover, every other concession of land has brought no peace:
http://commentisfreewatch.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/israeli-land-concessions.jpg

Fact is: Islamist Arabs illegally invaded the West Bank and Gaza and are still illegally occupying Jewish land.

The 1967 war ended with only a cease-fire, Armistice agreement, not a relinquishment of right to the land.

Henry Hawkins | July 22, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Demand? Molon labe, Iran.

Maybe we should do to Iran what Cuba did to us: dump all our criminals on their doorstep.

Muslims do a lot of recruiting in prisons. Guess now they’re doing their outreach to protesters.

Phillep Harding | July 22, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Why are the criminals Israel convicted of terrorism and murder still alive?

Sadly, it is now up to the Hidden Imam to achieve justice for Trayvon.

Now, sadly, we must nuke Israel to beckon him.

Hopefully, “justice” will be delivered to Tehran in the very near future..

[…] Speaking of Hamas… HAMAS, Hezbollah Groups Demand “Justice for Trayvon Martin,” Call For Fed Prosecution of Zimmerman. And Iran Demands Justice for Trayvon Martin. […]

ChangeIranNow | July 23, 2013 at 2:27 am

Wow, this would be hilarious if it wasn’t so tragic. I think we can safely put this one aside into the snicker column, especially since Iran liberally practices the policy of public hangings with great vigor. I think the last count from Amnesty International was over 100 hangings since Rouhani was elected. Not exactly a recipe for building credibility on criminal justice. But hey, that’s what you get for running a nation like an object lesson in religious intolerance. It does make you wonder though what the greater Middle East would look like if Iran was able to export its influence even more broadly. And that is a scary thought.

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to ChangeIranNow. | July 23, 2013 at 3:23 am

    Iran is entitled to hang its citizens . I have no objection.

    Their opinion on Trayvon is no different to many Americans . Soulmates!

Just posted this elsewhere. IDK if this has been posted here, yet, but if you want some High Farce: Obama, as an Illinois State Senator, voted to strengthen SYG laws:

“But the Illinois Review says Obama didn’t seem to have any of those concerns when in 2004 he co-sponsored S.B. 2386, which broadened the state’s Stand Your Ground law “by shielding the person who was attacked from being sued in civil court by perpetrators or their estates when a ’stand your ground’ defense is used in protecting his or her person, dwelling or other property.”

S.B. 2386 passed the Illinois state senate by a 56–0 vote on March 25, 2004. It sailed through the state house with only two “nay” votes. Both chambers were controlled by Democrats.”

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/354059/obama-voted-strengthen-illinoiss-stand-your-ground-law-2004-john-fund

As they run out of rational excuses for their existence, I suspect that soon, the Trayvonites will begin blaming Skittles and corn syrup.

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

JUSTICE FOR NEDA AGHA-SOLTAN!

1. Well, that does it. I’m completely turned around on this. Justice for Trayvon – and the the Revolutionary Guards!

2. Kerry continues to be an idiot.

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