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Martyr Ateqeh Rajabi: What Terror Really Is

The west has enthroned "war on terror" as its Most High Imperial meme.

Everything from international piracy to child rape to mass murder is sanctioned, embraced and enthroned in the name of this war on terror.

"Terror," according to the realpolitik of western corporate imperialism, is defined as any act of opposition or resistance to generation of additional revenues for key US business interests.

US warlord syndicate loyalists are quite fond of incidents such as Ateqeh's martyrdom. "Look!" they exclaim, see how primitive and backward these people are!
Force is all they understand. Give me your gold, give me your son, I will use the gold to purchase cluster bombs and dog leashes for your son, so that he can impose America's will on these simple people, and liberate them so that they can better serve the parent company's quarterly statement.

Ateqeh's martyrdom was not televised. It occurred far from the satellite trucks and Christiane and Nick with their microphones.

The tale that emerges contains some conflicting reports. Ateqeh, they say, was hanged for acts incompatible with chastity. In the backwoods of northern Iran, that can cover a pretty wide sweep of behavior. Nothing in any of the reports suggest that her alleged crime, her trial or her execution were in any way compliant with either Sharia or international human rights standards.

Interestingly, it appears that when the case came to light, which is in itself unusual, since the martyrdom of young women by one means or another is a pretty common occurrence in many parts of the world, peopled by espoused followers of a variety of religions, the local authorities sought to play down the atrocity by labelling Ateqeh as mentally incompetent and 22, not 16, as if this would allay any concerns.

From additional conversations with the townsfolk however, emerges a different story

Ateqeh, they say, was not mentally incompetent. Nor was she inclined to conform and submit to local (pre-Islamic) customs and notions of justice.

Ateqeh, at her trial, reportedly let the judge have it with both barrels, declaiming and declaring her opinion of the culture of terrorism against women, and prompting the judge to put the noose around her neck himself, declaring that he was punishing her for her sharp tongue.

God, supposedly does not make mistakes, and we cannot know why he did not make more women with sharp tongues, but we can ask him to please stop whatever he is doing at the moment and make a lot of them as soon as possible, and please put a large concentration of them, a very large concentration of them, in the places where they are most needed.

Subjugation of women is one of the oldest and most effective and proven methods of subjugating a people, and it is one that serves the west as well as ever it served the bloodiest kings in the most ancient of days.

In the west itself, it takes a subtler, more insidious form, disguising itself in all kinds of glitter and moonshine, cultural, linguistic, sartorial and financial.

For its territories in the crusade lands, however, Washington warlords find that old ways are best, and for all the designer-suited political speeches about GIRLS! in SCHOOL! in Afghanistan, the fact remains that those girls are largely limited to the daughters of collaborators located near US military installations, while the (sometimes) "pro-Western" leased Afghan warlords maintain the millennia-old practice of terrorism against women.

The selling of daughters into forced marriages, the burning alive of wives, the murder of daughters and sisters and sweethearts in the name of an "honor" far from the honor Mohammed or any other prophet anywhere ever preached, is not just tolerated, but encouraged, perpetuated, and funded with eyes and pocketbook wide open by those who know damn well that literate women will teach their children to read. And they will read the scriptures for themselves. Economically empowered women will spend their earnings to reduce their dependence on the feudal lord, and weaken the argument that families will starve if husbands refuse pressment into service of stuffing the lord's coffers.

May God accept Ateqeh's martyrdom, and may her voice carry beyond the grave like flecks of whetstone, and sharpen the tongues of her sisters.

posted at 1:07 AM

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