((((((( Crumpet )))))))) What a bad ass pair of parents you had!
But there it is really..... this God of the first five books of the Bible that Christians and Muslims alike worship. He had some terrible, fear inspiring laws, mostly against the vulnerable. Men always came out smelling of Roses. Seems to me, that these were not inspired by some loving, wonderful God, but a bunch of hard line Ayatollahs, Jewish High Priests...whatever, to keep the weaker, the more vulnerable and the poorer under their control.
The laws of the Middle East, and their prejudices against women, children and less powerful men are a total disgrace, to themselves. The love of religion, which equals power, is the root of all evil. We see it in practice in highly religious societies....evil rules.
Atefah's murder by the state, should stand as a lesson to all religious people, that perhaps what they think of as God's law, is really a very corrupt man made law.....unless God is evil and very corrupt!
There was some hope for Atefah. She had a young man who loved her very much. Given a chance, he may have been able to save her from such a diabolical fate. This is what made me wonder, if this young man was in some way related to the Judge who murdered Atefah. He had not wanted to be related to a young woman who had suffered so terribly and so decided to 'pull the rope' himself.
Either ways...this was a public murder, all in the name of religion.
It's time that religion was given the Big Boot! Then we can start on the problem of Racism!