President Mahmud Ahmadinejad blasted the International Criminal Court in the Hague for daring to accuse Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir of genocide. Last week the ICC termed Sudan policies in Darfur as a crime against humanity which has caused the death of over 300,000 people and forced nearly two million to flee for their lives. “Colonialist powers want to cut Sudan into pieces in their own ways, they want to prevent this country from having a constructive role in AFrica and the Islamic world,” charged a president who presides over a nation in which nine people will shortly be stoned to death for the “crime” of adultery. Foreign Minister Manuchehr Motaki condemned the action as “unfair” and “biased.”
Ahmadinejad does not see any difference between a leader who organizes and carries out a brutal program that results in the death of hundreds of thousands as well as the rape of women from accidental bombings in Afghanistan by planes. He charges “these are people who have not responded to hundreds of crimes committed by Saddam and the recent bombing of a wedding ceremony in Afghanistan.” But, Saddam Hussein was executed for his crimes, how about executing Omar al-Beshir for his crimes?
President Ahmadinejad is prepared to stone people to death for adultery, but apparently does not consider rape of women to be of such a criminal magnitude.