Again we have an exciting week:
- Iran launches space missile with potential war capabilities.
- A Dutch judge overrules a previous decision to ban Iranian students from various studies in the Netherlands.
- Ahmadinejad agrees to enrich Uranium outside of Iran.
However, as far as I am concerned the scariest news is a few lines that appear Tehran Bureau's press round-up: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tehranbureau/2010/02/ali-reza-beheshti-rejects-all-charges.html
Senior cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati praised the executions during last Friday's prayer sermon saying that if the state "shows weakness, we will suffer more. There is no room for Islamic mercy."
According to Fars News Agency, Mesbah-Yazdi described Islam as "the religion of compassion, forgiveness, amnesty and peace." "But along with these [attributes]," he went on, "there are penalties in Islam too. Next to peace, we have jihad, which involves weapons."
"Presently we must see how to react to recent developments. Are we to withdraw swords or show Islamic compassion? These are issues that have not been mentioned in Qoranic verses or in hadith."
So now we've got a Jihad on our hands? Frickin Hell.
Hey Ayatollahs: Leave those kids alone!