Last week, Sean Hannity sat down with the director, Cyrus Nowrasteh, of the break-out movie "The Stoning of Soraya M" out now in limited release. It was only available here at one theater in the Atlanta metro, but has since disappeared. I can only hope it comes back in wider release, and I will encourage all my friends to go see this painfully true depiction of the horrors that women in Iran go through on a disturbingly routine basis.
Please encourage your local theaters to bring this movie to your city. I think the fact that a lot of areas are denying its showing is very telling of exactly how impactful this true story is. Some folks don't want to see it because they say it is too gruesome, but I say that is EXACTLY why they say it should be viewed by everyone. Some on the con-side say that it's only brutal to further a negative "stereotype" of Iranian culture, but those few are slowly being drowned out by people who know the truth about this reality.
Do you think that for one second if the movie "The Stoning of Soraya M." involved US Servicemen perpetrating the brutality, there would be ANYTHING in its way trying to stop it? That would not happen. In fact, the hue and cry would be TO show it on as many theater screens as possible, as it fits the Hollywood liberal agenda that America is bad but everyone else is good and just.
This is just one more reason why I want all Americans and westerners abroad, even, to have access to and be able to see this very important film.
And last question: Where is N.O.W., Human Rights Watch, the ACLU, the UN, etc., etc., to decry this brutality? Oh, yes... this doesn't fit their "template" as to what is really cruel. Shame on ALL of them, and shame on you if you don't seek to have this film brought to your area. If you can't do that on your own, buy the book and share it with friends. Meet with friends and have a book-study group to read it aloud to your organized group. However you do it, please make sure Soraya's life was not snuffed out in vain. Honor her legacy, and the journalist who dared to tell her story.
We can be silent no longer. Stand up for what you believe in, and for justice for Soraya M. and others like her.
In: Iran, News, LiveLeaks, Middle East, Other
Tags: Sean Hannity, Cyrus Nowrasteh, Sorayah M. The Stoning of Sorayah M. Iran, Stoning of Women, Brutality, Mideval, Punishment, Mysoginy, Execution, Killing, Murder, Patriarchal, MPower Pictures, Torture
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