Several weeks ago, I blogged about the useful idiots in the West – including in Canada – who work for Iran’s state-run propaganda organ, Press TV.
The online comment board discussion diverted to a discussion about Iranian regime thugs raping prisoners, especially young women who had been sentenced to die. The Jerusalem Post had published an interview with an Iranian prison guard who had this job and discussed it in detail.
Two commentators doubted the veracity of the Jerusalem Post story. One, Robert McClelland, dismissed it outright and added the bizarre claim that “Canadian media has shut out Muslims who refuse to become an uncle Tarek” – presumably a dig at Muslim Canadian Congress founder Tarek Fatah, who has apparently sullied himself in McClelland’s eyes by taking a stand against Islamism and advocating the separation of religion in state.
Anyway, I doubt that any amount of evidence will convince people like McClelland that reports of the barbarous treatment suffered by democratic dissidents in Iran are anything other than fairy tales concocted by anti-Muslim fanatics like me. But I suspect other readers will be disturbed and saddened to read about this 15-year-old democrat, whose body and spirit has been broken by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s rapists.
His family is exploring ways to leave Iran. I wish they might find a home here.