مسئولیت نوشتارها Authorship on MFI

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  1. To Whom It May Concern,

    I was referred to your organization by Ms. Ally Kins. She is currently working on the Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani situation.

    Several organizations requested that I offer you a brief pamphlet that I composed anonymously on the Sakineh situation to the Iranian leadership and its citizens.

    The treatise garnered more attention than I thought it ever would and I was compelled to come forward as the writer.

    I have been asked to provide it to you in the hope that you may find it of some use.

    I simply wanted to do my small part in attempting to save Sakineh’s life. The pamphlet is attached below.

    Kindest Regards,
    Ryan.

    Higher Law.
    – A Brief Treatise –
    An Address to the Leadership of The Islamic Republic of Iran
    With Remarks Addressed to the Inhabitants of Iran.

    There is a higher law that exists for all of mankind. It is the moral law chiseled upon the heart. This universal ethic awakens the sinner and the saint from slumber.
    As dawn gathers in the early morning sky, as my pen touches paper, it is a clarion call to this higher law that I make.

    These words are written in logic as plain as A, B, C. As logical as two plus two. This pamphlet is an appeal founded in reason to the authorities of Iran and to its inhabitants.

    You subscribe to the tenets found in Shia Islam. This is a doctrine in which dissent is permissible and often called upon during times of injustice.

    It is this sacred tradition that I humbly implore you to evoke this day.
    A young woman, named Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, will lose her life at your hands over the course of the next several hours.

    A noose will be tightened around her neck and she will be hanged. Her last ragged and gasping breath will be heard around a hushed world. The highest of law, the one that all members of mankind kneel down before in exaltation will have been irrevocably violated.

    The greatest crime of all is the crime of remaining silent while injustice swirls around you, unchecked, unabated and unquestioned.

    Every human being from the lightest corner on earth to the darkest and hopeless corner is born with natural, inalienable, inviolable rights. The inhabitants of your great nation are born with these sacred rights. The scales of eternal justice are weighed down by their heft.

    This brief pamphlet is an earnest appeal to your humanity and to the intrinsic and inherent goodness found in all of mankind.

    Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani is a woman in the image of your God. To deny the right to her life would be an affront to the very God in whose name you seek to place the noose around her neck.

    Mankind will look back upon your acts of this day and will be your greatest praiser, or your fiercest condemner. The choice is now yours.

    Forgiveness must be in all of our hearts throughout our lives. Pardon Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani for any transgressions you have found her culpable for and then in the greatest act of love that one can have for another, imitate your Prophet and grant her mercy.

    This woman is a mother and therefore should hold a sacred place in your ancient society. Her children need their mother and it is not for you to take what was never yours to have.

    These simple collections of word bring with them the piercing force of Truth. They follow a simple and profound line of irrefutable reasoning.

    A life is sacred. Human dignity is sacred. The natural law on which I rest my argument upon is for all people, in all times, in all places. Its warming glow touches you and Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, alike.

    This law chiseled upon each of our hearts should be like the gathering dawn; all encompassing, eternal and seen by one and all.

    The life of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani should be spared. Reason, the conscience and compassion demand that this be so.

    For The Good of Mankind,
    Areopagitica
    The Seventeenth of July, Twenty – Ten.

    Posted by Ryan Christiano | July 26, 2010, 8:12 am

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