Hassan Rouhani, the man whom the media is propping up as the so-called “moderate” new President of Iran is a man who married his cousin, Sahebeh Arabi, when she was 14 years old and he married her while in college. In the West, such a man would be placed in jail as a sexual predator. When it’s a leader in the Middle East (other than Israel) who doesn’t vow an intense hatred for the West, they deem him a moderate.
Much as many on the left, and so-called human rights organizations ignore the situation in Syria, in Iran, this fact of marrying a 14-year old is a mere sentence in an extensive Bloomberg feature on the man. Where are all the bleeding heart liberals now? In light of this, who can be surprised that an Iranian leader, vowed the rape and killing of one of American President Barack Obama’s daughters should the United States attack Syria. Alireza Forghani, the former governor of southern Iran’s Kish Province, and an analyst and strategy specialist in the supreme leader’s camp speaks with the blessing of the Islamic regime.
In Iran, there are many instances of no tolerance and violence, death is a potential punishment for homosexuality. Kissing another man or woman in public may result in 60 lashes. Iran has executed men on homosexuality charges, and homosexuality was described by the secretary general of Iran’s high council for human rights as “an illness and malady.”
Iran isn’t only Israel’s problem. Iran is a problem for all civilized people and civilized nations. Perhaps the world should pretend an Israeli leader had married a 14 year old – could one imagine the world headlines? So let’s ask then – Can one make peace with a sexual predator who marries a 14-year old?