ANSWERS: 51
  • I agree that it's an eye for an eye but I don't agree with it as a form of punishment.
  • That's taking literalism a bit too far. I disagree with it, but I see where it's coming from.
  • If that is the law of the land in Iran, then I presume it to be his just punishment for his crime. Now, when Sharia Law is considered to be a good idea, as it has in England, you might want to cite such examples as being a bit barbaric for a civilized society. It's already too late for the UK. Just don't allow Sharia Law to be implemented in this hemisphere!
  • If it works for them, then I'll not question the way they dispense justice. This country probably needs something similar, fast and direct.
  • What's wrong with prison?
  • I'm sure I'll get negged for this, but... I agree with their judgement. The ONLY judgement that would be, in my mind, better than that, would be to give him to her as a slave to care for her for the rest of her life. Since he took her vision, he should pay equally or more so. I feel 'modern ways' are way, way too lenient. If you look at our prisons, most are full to overflowing with, not petty crimes, but VIOLENT criminals. And most of those are repeat offenders. I have personal experience with the so-called 'justice system' via Aris. He was attacked by a 17-year-old (someone he trusted who blindsided him) who admitted later to his mother that he was 'gunning' for Aris. He was released to his grandparents' custody. The only reason he was not released to his mother's, was because she lived with Aris, and he had put a PPO out against her son. If this is 'justice' then give me anarchy. I'd much rather see a criminal punished than to see the victim get it. If you injure a person that broke into your home (not kill, but injure) they can sue you for damages. THAT is wrong. There are places in this world where, if you are caught stealing, you have a hand cut off. You may see people missing one hand, but very, very rarely do you see them missing both. THAT is what we need. A justice system that puts the welfare of the victim over the welfare of the criminal.
  • No, it's not something I agree with. It's an awful, evil thing for him to do. But I can't agree with the same being done to him.
  • I think should be done more often, maybe people would think twice before they committed crimes.
  • Although we're talking about punishment and not methods to attempt and use in order to avoid and thin out crime as a whole... I don't think that this is the proper solution to appease crime or avoid it, but it's actually very hard not to agree with. Maybe it would give a warning to other potential psychos, and that's the best working thing I can think of, even if it seems crude and backwater. Not like our systems work any better, anyway.
  • For the first time ever I respect the government of Iran! In America people will serve a few years for a crime I would hang them for. This is one case where Iran did a better job than we would! Strange days
  • Seems fair to me.
  • I disagree. Even though he committed a heinous crime, especially when considering the amount of rights a man has in Iran as compared to a woman, the Court shouldn't 'stoop' to his 'level'. It might dissuade many, but I don't see retribution as the highest and fairest form of justice, and that is what Court systems should aspire to.
  • Indeed I do, I also want to start a movement for public floggings in the US.
  • Think about this: "An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind." Of course what he did is despicable, but do you have any better ways of dealing with this brutal crime?
  • No. Shoot him.
  • Well, on the face of it, 'an eye for an eye' is clearly a natural form of justice. But then it requires that the state carry out exactly the same actions as the criminal, and that is where things become less clear-cut.
  • Wow, that's horrible. I'm going to say no because it's kind of like sinking to his level. I feel like his punishment could be a lot more productive towards society.
  • Yes, payback is a b*tch.
  • I have read that story in the newspaper,and I cried. I think even hanging him wouldnt make her happy. the poor girl's face was completely destroyed.
  • I'm not really sure... On one hand, I think it's a great idea - what better way to understand the suffering he has inflicted on her than to have it forced on him as well? On the other hand, there would now be two extra people who cannot function "normally" instead of just one.
  • No -- but he ought to be sentenced to supporting her while she lives with the man of her choice (if the one she liked better will still have her.) The brain can go nuts when it's driven by intense emotion and I am sure he already regrets blinding her. His brain betrayed him. It's a sad situation and not one to be vindictive about.
  • There is nothing in this situation that could make things better. No matter what the courts do, she is still blind, she is still disfigured, she is still afraid. However, if the punishment is severe enough and if it is applied to every man who does such a thing, then maybe eventually men will become afraid to harm women. Truthfully, I think the love of Christ is the only thing that can change this. Humans can not change this. Only supernatural love can change it. Only when each person sees every other person as Christ sees him/her will it change. {Waiting for the immediate and vehement protest, censorship and downrating of every non-Christian and anti-Christian in the world}
  • It's a most horrible thing he did, I agree with that. But an eye for an eye won't help her.. it won't cure her wounds, and I very much doubt it'll make her feel better. Perhaps she'll enjoy knowing that he's in the same situation for a few months. A year, perhaps. But in the end, it'll help little. By doing the same thing to him as he did to her, they'll step down to the same low moral level
  • I think it's much more just than many Iranian court rulings regarding women.
  • I usually do not agree with the bible's "eye for an eye", but in this case I think it is a fair and just punishment. Pity punishments like this one don't happen more often.
  • Yes, they should put in on his face and genitals lol. That was so wrong on so many levels, plus I have a soft spot for innocent women getting hurt, those women are treated like shit over there.
  • Not in most circumstances but in some it would be nice to see.
  • Yes, pretty much.
  • Probably won't be,,But there should be ;)
  • No. She will never be beautiful again until she learns to forgive.
  • an eye for an eye or turn the other cheek. Well, I don't know who would have the job of throwing the acid on that person in an eye for an eye unless it was the victim or victims family. Would they advertise? Wanted: rapists, acid throwers, murderers, etc. I wouldn't want that type of job. I don't know how the people feel who are the ones that pull the trigger on death row inmates but I could probably throw the switch if something happened to someone I love. I think justice would best be served in the courts with life in prison. good question.
  • If she was attacked i think i agree but then again she really needs to learn to deal with her the way she is now. but i do feel the attacker needs to be put in prison for a long period of time for doing something that would cause so much pain
  • I can't fault her for wanting it but I do not agree with it. It's the act that is wrong. Who is doing it shouldn't matter. If it's wrong for him to blind her, it's just as wrong for her to blind another.
  • Two wrongs don't make a right, but in a case like this .... I don't think it would be wrong.
  • I don't personally agree with it. But then again It didn't happen to me. So I really don't know how I feel. I think it is awful!!! But I don't know when we draw the line. Obviousely he was a sick person to do a thing like this and I don't know if he had acid poored on his face if he would even care. I don't know..hard question to answer:)
  • As much as I would like to say yes... I know you have to do that forgiveness thing.
  • That is hard to answer Spicy, I would feel the need for vengeance should anyone touch my children,I would probably seek it too...but I also dont believe that we should stoop to the low levels of culprits,they should suffer I agree, but sometimes better to leave them to their fate..."What you Sow,you Reap"
  • Lol... imagine the "eye for an eye" for a Rapist... do you rape him back? Wouldn't he like that? Or would you get someone else to rape him? Like a big burly man... maybe one of the lonely men from AB. Short answer: No, I don't agree with an eye for an eye, even if some people deserve it (like the man from the link you posted). Torture and "cruel and un-usual punishment" have been deemed unconstitutional and therefore have no place in this country.
  • This is a hard one since it happened in a country that I am unfamiliar with their customs, traditions and penal system. She got her wish of an eye for an eye it seems, if or how it is carried out?? Anyway, I do know one thing from personal experience is that acid chemical burns are as nasty as it could get far worse than heat burns. The acid will continue to burn into the flesh until it is neutralized which can be hours of excruciating searing pain. She suffered dearly and this clown thinks he is innocent and most of the male population in Iran think they can do as they please to control their woman. She is forever disfigured with a horrible reminder of that painful experience. In this case and others like it, I have no reservations that she should have her wish of an eye for an eye.
  • That's a tough one. If they did it to my wife or children or grandchildren I would probably kill them and worry about the consequences later. If it was me, I would be very angry at first but probably if it was a while later, where I could calm down, I would, maybe, just write it off. Two wrongs don't make a right. But, in the heat of it, I tend to forget the "turn the other cheek" thing.
  • 100%!!! If you kill someone in a very slow and planned death. I agree you should get it the same way right back!
  • I do not agree with an eye for an eye, No. I think that stooping to corporal punishment should be below the ideals of true justice. Maybe that's a little too ideal and belongs in Utopia, but still, victims should concentrate on healing - not turning around and becoming that thing that victimized them. I believe that the saying, "what goes around, comes back around" - is not about people going around "getting even".... I think there's much more to it than that.
  • No but the animal who did it to her should never be released into society.
  • If he would hurt anyone in my family I wish he would get released from prison.
  • No! It is not enough!.......
  • Yes. Code of Hammurabi(sp?). I do. :)
  • Good Morning Spicy Hot.. I tend to agree with the "eye for an eye" philosophy... Crime is getting out of hand, people have lost their respect for human life and have become desensitized to violence..We are surrounded by it, from the shows we watch to the video games that people play..We have also become a society that wishes to rid people of responsibility for their actions..Some believe that it is "stooping to their level" and "we are better than that". Well look what that has got us..Gangs running out of control., Murders are at an all time high in most cities, Revolving jail house doors.. As a victim of a violent crime I watched as the man who shot me agree to a plea that landed him a whole 6 days in jail. We are spending Waaayyy to much of our energy trying to understand the criminal. I say screw the criminal...Everybody at one time or another has to decide between right and wrong, there has to be consequences to making the wrong choice... This very subject was asked and answered here. This was where I described what happened to me...The answer was in favor of an eye for an eye http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/4731234 Have a great day Spicey....
  • no that is barbarism which ever way you dress it up
  • In some cases yes, but in this case I hope not. We should not do things in anger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • No. I believe that if someone intentionally cuts off the tip of your finger, you should cut off their arm.
  • Me think: "OUCH!!!" If left up to the person attacked it should be taken into great consideration, but at some point, someone might say who is to decide such a fate wo becoming a similiar monster? In some ways I believe in an eye for an eye; but at the sametime what if the only thing we have is the ability to do things differently so that an attacker never attacks any other innocent victims? I wimped out on this question, my apologies...

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