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Iran unveils finger amputating
machine for use on thieves

Telegraph [UK], by Phoebe Greenwood

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 1/28/2013 1:01:33 PM

Photographs appearing to show a blindfolded man having his fingers severed by the mechanical amputation device have been published by an official Iranian press agency. According to the INSA news service, the prisoner used to demonstrate the brutal contraption had been convicted of theft and adultery by a court in Shiraz last Wednesday. A series of pictures show three masked officials, clad entirely in black, holding the man´s right hand in a vice while one turns a wheel operating the guillotine in the manner of a rotary saw.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: QRP, 1/28/2013 1:10:50 PM     (No. 9144388)

This may be the first Nobel double prize winner - Medicine and Peace. It may even trigger a new prize category - Justice perhaps.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 1/28/2013 1:18:34 PM     (No. 9144402)

Another "advancement in science" that Muzzies and their enablers are always bleating about.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 1/28/2013 1:18:57 PM     (No. 9144403)

Something about the religion of a piece is in my mind.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Axeman, 1/28/2013 1:22:40 PM     (No. 9144406)

I could design for them a machine that burns the fingers off. It would be self cauterizing and auto cleansing. The added benefit would be the psychological impact.
Hmmmm... make note to call Egypt, Syria, and our friends, the Saudis.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 1/28/2013 1:22:51 PM     (No. 9144407)

Who says they are still in the stone age? Obviously, they have made it to the industrial age. Next, a mechanized stone throwing.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 1/28/2013 1:23:15 PM     (No. 9144410)

Barbarians!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: octrojan, 1/28/2013 1:26:41 PM     (No. 9144419)

Talk about giving someone the finger...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Forehand, 1/28/2013 1:35:40 PM     (No. 9144443)

Word on the street is that Rahm is looking to be the celebrity endorser of the product. For a large fee, of course.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: maggie2u, 1/28/2013 1:42:21 PM     (No. 9144456)

FTA...convicted of theft and adultery´...guess he´s lucky they only took a finger. But on the bright side, he can still count to ten.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/28/2013 2:04:07 PM     (No. 9144517)

Uday - the other Hussein´s son - used to toss people he did not like feet first on a paper shredder. These Iranians got to wake up and see what the competition was doing.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/28/2013 2:15:59 PM     (No. 9144552)

Can you buy these machines on Amazon?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/28/2013 2:17:47 PM     (No. 9144561)

In Saudi, home of the Wahhabi branch of Islam, they take the whole hand. So this must be an example of moderate Islam.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: joew9, 1/28/2013 2:19:02 PM     (No. 9144564)

Similar Draconian punishment in the late 1960´s. A friend who lived there for a while said he witnessed that the attendant of a jewelry store had left his store open and abandoned for 30 minutes everyday at afternoon prayer time. No one dared steal anything. In those days they didn´t just take a finger. They might cut off the whole hand. Theft was rare.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: BadgerBill, 1/28/2013 2:47:44 PM     (No. 9144638)

1) Go long the mfr.
2) Sprinkle a few around Wall St., DC.
3) Buy a wheelbarrow.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: schnapps, 1/28/2013 3:07:53 PM     (No. 9144681)

Has Iran run out of hammers and chisels?


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Reply 16 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/28/2013 4:05:12 PM     (No. 9144784)

Suggest they use it for birth control...a fine idea!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Achilles, 1/28/2013 4:30:12 PM     (No. 9144832)

Praise be to A----, the merciful. This is really a step up from the rusty scimitar the loin cloth and turban clad deputy sheriffs used to have handy at the local magistrate´s office for those convicted of misdemeanor theft.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: vesicant, 1/28/2013 5:28:13 PM     (No. 9144973)

If you need to have your fingers or hands cut off to prevent thievery, it really says something about your "culture."

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Reply 19 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/28/2013 5:51:47 PM     (No. 9145022)

It´s about time they moved into the 21st century. /s

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