No, the U.S. and allies should reject negotiating with the Iranian government that is too far afield from accepting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Reports from multiple sources describe protests in Iran against perpetrators of acid attack on women that were committed by men on motorcycles against women for allegedly violating Shiite Islamic dress-codes. In the free world that circumstance and preposterous behavior is hard to fathom.
These acts of violence against women are not vigorously investigated by law enforcement as government tacitly approves them. How is that different from acts of terrorism committed by ISIS thugs? There is no difference except that Iran is a sovereign nation-state governed by Shiites and ISIS is a want-to-be state led by Sunnis.
The source of the problem is Islam of any kind that somehow justifies ancient societal behavior that has long since been abandoned as being cruel and unjust. There are inherent flaws in Islamic religions that have not been corrected by the human beings who have invented the mythology.
Nation states such as Iran that adopt Islamic law as a foundation for governance cannot be accepted by the free world as their existence is unjust and absurdly inhumane. On that basis, Iran can never be trusted in negotiations, nor can Iran be accepted into the civil world of nations and people.
The Obama administration should be called upon by Congress to justify why it is negotiating with Iran when the nation-state is so far afield from being a credible and trustworthy party.
“Acid attacks on women spread fear in Iran
Najmeh Bozorgmehr in Tehran
Iranian women protest outside the judiciary building in Isfahan against a spate of acid attacks
The failure of Iranian authorities to identify those responsible for a spate of acid attacks against women has raised fears of further attacks and prompted questions about the adequacy of the government’s response.
Up to eight women in the central city of Isfahan have been injured in acid attacks this month, according to local media. While no new incidents have been reported in Isfahan this week, rumours are rife on social media of similar incidents in other Iranian cities, fanning concerns among women that they could be doused with a chemical agent by attackers on motorcycles.”
Not all Iranian people are accepting the government’s tolerance and in fact have protested by the thousands.
Oddly, President Rouhani opposes laws that permit citizens to enforce the dress code while his legislative authority continues down that path.
“Iranian President Hassan Rouhani opposes the legislation. “Rue the day some lead our society down the path to insecurity, sow discord and cause rifts, all under the banner of Islam,” Rouhani reportedly told a cheering crowd. “We should not see vice as manifested only in ‘bad hijab’ and overlook lies, corruption, slander and bribery,” he added.”
“Iranians Protest Wave of Acid Attacks Linked to ‘Lax’ Dressing
Mon, October 27, 2014
In a rare display of public protest, thousands of Iranians in Tehran, Isfahan and Saqez – including women with their faces covered to hide their identities — took to the streets to protest the recent spate of acid attacks on women in Isfahan.
At least nine women have been maimed (with one succumbing to her injuries) in the last three weeks by suspected hardliners unhappy with the level of obedience to the Iranian regime’s strict dress code. Shouting, “The one who splashes acid is a regime element – we lack security” and “Support us, support us, splashing acid is a crime,”protesters skirmished with Iran’s brutal Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps who reportedly fired tear gas and pepper spray into the crowd.