September 02, 2003

SEMI-INTENTIONAL HEADLINE

What exactly is quasi-intentional murder?

Two Iranian officials have been detained and ordered to stand trial in the beating death of Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi, Tehran's prosecutor's office said yesterday.

The Islamic Republic News Agency reported the two "interrogators" have not been named in what Iran's criminal court inspector is calling a "quasi-intentional murder."

Maybe itís similar to unintentional second-degree murder -- with a baseball bat. I wish I knew. Here in Australia we are unfamiliar with such inexplicable violence.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 2, 2003 11:48 AM
Comments

Since women under Islamic law are not real people, they cannot be murdered. Furthermore, since Westerners (the woman here is Canadian) are not human, killing them is not murder - it is an act of kindness.

Posted by: Perfectsense at September 2, 2003 at 12:14 PM

"I'm not going to hurt you, Wendy. I'm just going to bash your fucking brains in." - Jack

Similarities? You decide.

Posted by: David Perron at September 3, 2003 at 01:17 AM

"I'm not going to hurt you, Wendy. I'm just going to bash your fucking head in." - Jack

Similarities? You decide.

Posted by: David Perron at September 3, 2003 at 01:17 AM

It's when you want the person to LOOK DEAD, and WISH they were dead, but linger and then recover, so you can do it again, and again.

Personally, I prefer the other punishment they have. Put you in a huge bag with a starving wild animal and heave you off a cliff. While pondering your fate inside a dark bag falling several thousand feet, you remember that IF you survive, they REALLY hurt you.

Posted by: hfsc_peace at September 4, 2003 at 07:06 AM