Thursday, February 19, 2009

Real Retributive Justice

A woman in Iran is demanding an eye for an eye from her attacker. And we're not talking "he hit her, now she hits him." He blinded her with acid, so she is invoking Iran's ancient law code that her attacker, in turn, be blinded with acid. A literal eye for an eye scenario.

This has nothing to do with WoW, me, or anything I normally talk about, but it gave me pause given the name I chose for the blog.


Klepsacovic said...

She's clearly not a paladin. We would only get to partially blind him.

Honors Code said...

You have heard that it was said, "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth". But I say to you, do not resist an evildoer. If anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. (Matthew 5:38–39, NRSV)

Elsydeon said...

iranian justice system is very barbaric when it comes to sentencing; the Desert Vampire (a serial killer of children) was flailed by the brother of a victim, stabbed by the mother of another victim before being hung by a construction crane in public