Barbados Blocking UN Efforts To End Child Execution – Human Rights Watch

Barbados Rejects Proposal To End Death Penalty For Children

Last week, the group of Latin American and Caribbean states rejected a proposal from the European Union to call for an immediate suspension of all juvenile executions, pending abolition through legal reform, even though none of the countries in the region has carried out such executions since at least 1990. The group also rejected a proposal for a report from the UN secretary-general on compliance with the absolute ban on the juvenile death penalty in international law. Barbados was one of the most vocal opponents of the proposals.

“It’s simply baffling that Latin American and Caribbean states would block efforts to end the execution of children,” said Jo Becker, children’s rights advocate at Human Rights Watch. “None of these countries have executed juvenile offenders for years. Why would they possibly defend this practice?”

… the above is from a Human Rights Watch press release available at the end of this BFP article.

Barbados Once Again Sides With Iran Against Human Rights!

In December of 2006, Barbados abstained from a UN Resolution citing Iran for human rights violations against women.

We were disgusted and said so in our article…

Gutless Barbados “Abstains” From UN Vote Citing Iran For Human Rights Abuses, Torture, Discrimination and Violence Against Women – AND THEN VOTES TO PROTECT IRAN!

At the time in 2006, Barbados abstained from voting to cite Iran for torture, floggings, amputations as punishment, discrimination and violence against women – and executions of children like Ateqeh Rajabi. THEN… after the vote against Iranian Human Rights Violations passed… Barbados voted to protect Iran from sanctions over human rights violations!

Same Old, Same Old – Thompson & Arthur/Mottley Government Vote For Iranian Torture Of Women & Children

It looks like the change of government in Barbados didn’t make a difference to how we vote at the United Nations. We again sided with some of the most brutal regimes on the planet over their practice of executing children. We just had a big deal in the Barbados papers about “Stopping Violence Against Women” but judging by our latest moves at the United Nations and in staying rape charges – Barbados is all phony talk.

For the love of our country and our women and children, will Prime Minister David Thompson please explain why we once again sided with Iran and refused to say that hanging a 16 year old girl for having sex outside of marriage is a bad thing?

Barbados Supports Child Execution

Barbados Supports Child Execution

Here is 16 year old Ateqeh Rajabi being executed in Iran for having sex outside of marriage.

Owen Arthur & Mia Mottley voted for it.

David Thompson voted for it.

Welcome to Barbados – give us oil and then hang all the children you want. Just give us oil…

Further Reading…

BFP: Peter Laurie’s Plea For Human Dignity, Compassion – We Say Start By Firing Barbados’ United Nations Diplomats

Human Rights Watch: UN Urged To Ban Executions Of Juvenille Offenders

Human Rights Watch media release about Barbados follows…

For Immediate Release

Latin American, Caribbean States Blocking UN Effort to End Juvenile Executions

Barbados Main Opponent

(New York, October 28, 2008) – Latin American and Caribbean governments should drop their opposition to UN efforts to end executions of juvenile offenders, Human Rights Watch said today. UN diplomats in New York are debating the juvenile death penalty as part of negotiations on a General Assembly resolution on the rights of the child.

Last week, the group of Latin American and Caribbean states rejected a proposal from the European Union to call for an immediate suspension of all juvenile executions, pending abolition through legal reform, even though none of the countries in the region has carried out such executions since at least 1990. The group also rejected a proposal for a report from the UN secretary-general on compliance with the absolute ban on the juvenile death penalty in international law. Barbados was one of the most vocal opponents of the proposals.

“It’s simply baffling that Latin American and Caribbean states would block efforts to end the execution of children,” said Jo Becker, children’s rights advocate at Human Rights Watch. “None of these countries have executed juvenile offenders for years. Why would they possibly defend this practice?”

All countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which prohibits any executions of persons for crimes committed before the age of 18.

Only five countries worldwide currently carry out executions for such crimes. However, the number of such executions has nearly tripled in the last four years. Since January 2005, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Pakistan and Yemen have carried out 32 such executions, with well over 100 other juvenile offenders on their death rows. Between 2001 and 2004, 12 known executions of juvenile offenders took place worldwide.

“While only five countries still execute juvenile offenders, the recent rise in such executions is extremely worrying,” said Becker. “Latin American and Caribbean states should join others in calling for an immediate end to this barbaric practice.”

Since January 2005, Iran has been responsible for 26 of the 32 known executions of juvenile offenders worldwide. Saudi Arabia and Sudan have each executed two juvenile offenders, and Pakistan and Yemen have each executed one.

On October 14, the day the UN General Assembly began its annual debate on children’s rights, more than 300 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) from 82 countries called on the General Assembly to take urgent action to end executions for crimes committed by children. Organizations signing the statement included groups from Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico and Peru (http://hrw.org/english/docs/2008/10/14/iran19965.htm ).

Negotiations on the rights of the child resolution are continuing this week in New York. The resolution is expected to be adopted in November.

To read the September 2008 Human Rights Watch report, “The Last Holdouts: Ending the Juvenile Death Penalty in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Pakistan, and Yemen,” please visit:
http://hrw.org/reports/2008/crd0908/

For more information, please contact:
In New York, Jo Becker: +1-212-216-1236; or +1-914-263-9643 (mobile)

39 Comments

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39 responses to “Barbados Blocking UN Efforts To End Child Execution – Human Rights Watch

  1. For once I agree with the Bajan gov’t. I would never say never to needing to execute a minor. A 17yo is a minor, a 17yo knows well enough not to do certain things, and if a 17yo, 16yo or 15yo does certain things, should they not be punished? I am not against the death penalty – I am against executing without hard evidence or confession – but not against executing itself.

    Shame on you BFP for appealing to emotion with the Iran issue. Who are we to judge them by our liberal standards? The girl you posted a picture of is muslim. She was raised as such. In having pre-marital sex she has sinned, and if her punishment is to be executed then so be it. I will not judge her by my standards, but by the ones her society holds. I also wish we would bring back flogging, such things are needed. Rather than throw a man in jail to rot, flog him and let him go. Prison systems the world over have failed to either truly punish, or rehabilitate, and crime, by percent, has been on the rise. This is what happenes when we let go of tried and true methods and get too soft.

    Dont spare the rod and spoil the child/man/woman.

  2. 199

    For the love of our country and our women and children, will Prime Minister David Thompson please explain why we once again sided with Iran and refused to say that hanging a 16 year old girl for having sex outside of marriage is a bad thing?

    ********************

    Because the brains of our politicians are ****ed!! That’s the reason, BFP!!

    ************************

    I also wish we would bring back flogging, such things are needed. Rather than throw a man in jail to rot, flog him and let him go. Prison systems the world over have failed to either truly punish, or rehabilitate, and crime, by percent, has been on the rise. This is what happenes when we let go of tried and true methods and get too soft.

    Dont spare the rod and spoil the child/man/woman.

    *****************

    I agree with the above, ‘no name’ but your points on the subject of the execution of children are silly and undeserving of you. We exist, as christians, to show the world a better example. Barbados is a christian country, it’s politicians are christians and are thus expected to vote in a christian-way. I can’t see anything slightly, christian and of a higher moral order in executing, children. Perhaps, you can!!

  3. oldrooster

    Following the warped logic of the above two commenters we should remain silent about slavery too. After all if the slaves were brought up in such a society, who are we to question that society’s standard?

    A good thing Wilberforce didn’t see the world the same way.

  4. S

    If we adopted the same laws here, a third of the population would be feeling the rope around their neck. What an insult to human intelligence. While it may be against their laws, if they want to part of the community called the world, then they must update and not execute such young people, especially for such a minor crime. Even if they see it as major, it’s not as though they killed anyone. Guns laws in the US don’t stop murder so killing for out of sex marriage is an insult.

  5. Rohan

    199 wrote:
    Barbados is a christian country, it’s politicians are christians and are thus expected to vote in a christian-way. I can’t see anything slightly, christian and of a higher moral order in executing, children. Perhaps, you can!!

    *****

    My argument: Barbados DID vote the christian way: here’s what the christian bible says:

    “If a girl was found by her husband on the wedding night, to be not a virgin, he could complain about it and she would be stoned to death.”

    ” And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.”

    ****

    So according to the christian bible the punishment for premarital sex is death. Unless of course its unchristian to use a rope instead of fire and stones like the bible prescribes.

    Its really a remarkable book, christians should check it out some time.

  6. permres

    oldrooster makes the only sane comment so far in this blog. I am a Christian and I know from my study of the complete Bible (OT and NT) that capital punishment is not scriptural. (“Thou shalt not kill” – say no more!).

    Corporal punishment, for adults and children, is insane. those who feel that they would like to physically beat someone (whilst the victim is being physically constrained) needs to spend a little more time reading the Bible and praying. God bless.

  7. Citizen

    St Vincent and Iran has gone into diplomatic relations and has secured a commitment from then to assist in the construction of the US$200 million international airport they want as well as other projects.

    Perhaps, Barbados plans to do the same!? That could be the reason for how they voted.

    @ Rohan

    Your quote from the Bible comes from the old testament (OT). Christians (and all today) are governed by the new testament (NT) not the old. There is a reason why the Bible is split into OT and NT. OT, given to the Jews, is the foundation for the NT and as the NT states quite clearly the OT is for our learning. Look up the word testament in a dictionary or ask a lawyer what it means.

    Some so-call Christians try to bind OT rules on us that are not NT rules – shame on them. The Bible plainly teach such departure will happen. Baffles me why people then are so shocked by such teachings of error and hypocrisy – oh yes – they don’t read the Bible and surely don’t understand it.

  8. Rohan

    Ahh, the wonderful old testatment vs new testament argument.

    So God gave the Old testament filled with his tales of mysogny, rape, and mass baby murder to the Jews and gave the christians the nice parts?

    How very kind of him.

    So now christians are allowed to disregard the old testament? Hmm wonder what Jesus meant when he said this?:

    ” “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke or a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law (the Old Testament) until everything is accomplished. (Matthew 5:17-18)”

    Every single “letter” of it has to be honored, followed and fulfilled!!!

    I guess the perfect God made a mistake when he wrote all the death and destruction into the old testament then huh? Oops!!

    Anyhow, not looking for a long back and forth…just wanted to point out the Grand Canyon sized crater in the argument.

  9. Rohan

    Oh, and by your argument, since the jews got the Old testament, is it then okay for Jews to stone or burn to death women who have premarital sex?

    Is an action like this ever morally right?

    You don’t have to answer this, think it through and see what you find out about yourself.

  10. Rohan Hates Christians

    This is about Barbados voting (once again) to protect Iran in the abuse of women and children.

    That is the subject of the article.

    What does Rohan say about that?

    Should the Barbados government continue to protect Iran from sanctions resulting from abuse of women and children?

    Yes or No, Rohan?

    Or… STFU!

  11. Rohan

    To the poster above-
    If you were intelligent enough (and about 95% less cowardly) you would have not only made a well thought out post under your own name, but you would have also determined the answer to your question.

    Alas…

  12. babak pirouzia

    Iran has signed the international covenent on civil and political rights and the charter of the rights of the child which forbids child executions. Why are they continuing to go against international human rights law? Why is the UN not enforcing this law?
    Why would Barbados be siding with the theocratic regime in Iran that suppresses people’s rights and freedom’s on a daily basis. Don’t mistake the brutality that the regime imposes on the people with the will of the people. The people of Iran did not sign up for this savagery. They want freedom, democracy, equality and a separation between religion and state. They want the rule of law…and child executions simply do not fall into this category. To learn more about child executions go to http://www.stopchildexecutions.com

    http://www.stopchildexecutions.com
    http://www.stopchildexecutions.com

  13. reality check

    Barbados hasn’t executed a murderer in years, even some of the most savage and unrepentant ones that deserve to leave this world immediately. So what is this all about?

    This isn’t about the moral high ground on human life as Barbados has no morality. Rather, this is about trading votes as a commodity for benefits. Somewhere along the way the government or more likely some individual or individuals has sold our moral position down the river for 50 pieces of silver.

    The selling of ones soul on the UN circuit has become a business. The UN no longers functions as a represntative of the best in human potential but rather a whore for third world bureaucrats and governments.

  14. Jason

    Reality Check tells the truth. Barbados’ vote is available for money to any country no matter what.

    What a whore we have become. BFP’s cartoon of lady justice fits many circumstances in Barbados.

  15. The scout

    This is a bias posting by BFP. We need to look further into the reason for Barbados voting that way. if a 17 yr old deliberately murdered a close relative of yours and you had the opportunity you would kill him, yet if it was someone else’s relative you would be crying foul. Double standards, that’s what this country is make up of. Many big boys/girls are getting away with “murder” in this country and the evidence is swept under the carpet while the small man takes the brunt of punishment for the simplist thing they do. Many big boys had to ship there children out of the country to avoid emmbarressment. If a 17yr old mess with me he would get the same treatment as an adult.

  16. Jason

    The Scout fails to ask why Barbados voted this way against the rest of the world. Why do we think it is ok for Iran to hang a 16 year old girl for having sex?

    Why did we protect Iran from sanctions regarding their treatment of women?

    What is OUR problem?

  17. Jason

    Bias posting by BFP against the animals that hang 16 year old girls for having sex?

    I would hope BFP would be biased!

  18. King Solomon's wisdom?

    Some vicious little bastards well deserve the death penalty for the adult-style crimes they commit.

    Of course, nonsense like putting a young girl to death for having sex
    (a perfectly natural hormonal urge)
    is NOT to be tolerated

    But again I say, there are some \nasty pieces of work\ around
    (under-age)
    who well deserve to be put to death!

    We are smart enough in here
    not to paint with a broad brush
    and to know darned well who is who and who deserves the death penalty
    and who does not.
    It’s a wisdom call on a case-by-case basis.

  19. DilemmaDave

    I am against execution,fullstop.I don’t believe that the answer to a sin is to do yet another sin.I can go no further than that,really.The above is quite self-explanatory.

  20. J

    Dear BFP you wrote “Here is 16 year old Ateqeh Rajabi being executed in Iran for having sex outside of marriage. Owen Arthur & Mia Mottley voted for it. David Thompson voted for it…Welcome to Barbados – give us oil and then hang all the children you want. Just give us oil…”

    Dear BFP:

    You are writing outrageous lies again. And you do know that Barbados does not buy oil from Iran.

    *******************

    BFP says,

    No, I don’t know that none of our oil originates in Iran. That is an interesting piece of information and perhaps you could provide some backup for it. But if it is the case that we do no business with Iran, I guess that makes it ok that the Barbados government supports Iran in their abuse of women and killing of 16 year old girls for having sex.

    Perhaps that is your point?

    Being a female, I’m sure that Iran will be happy to know that you support their values and culture.

    Have a nice day.

  21. J

    Dear no-name:

    Pre-martial sex is NOT a sin.

  22. J

    Dear S you wrote “If we adopted the same laws here, a third of the population would be feeling the rope around their neck.”

    Who are you trying to fool by saying that 1/3 of Barbadians are fornicators. Trust me the overwhelming MAJORITY of Barbadians are fornicators.

    Stupseee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. worried bajan

    To babak pirouzia

    do u mean the same UN who saw USA go against the UN wishes and attack IRAQ and then turned around and did nothing for their violation although the attack was based on lies.Does the bible say thou shall not fornicate or adultery?and tha ttheir shall b punishments for those who do it and describes what they should be.I don;t know and that is why i am asking.

  24. J

    Dear citizen:

    You wrote “Look up the word testament in a dictionary or ask a lawyer what it means.”

    I feel like being helpful. To testify means to hold your balls (testes) while swearing that something is true. If you lie, your balls fall off. That too is the reason why for thousands of years women were not permitted to testify in court nor church. They have no balls (testes) to lose, so who knows that might tell a lie just for the fun of it.

  25. Citizen

    @ Rohan

    The explanation I gave you before concerning the OT and NT is a basic principle of Christianity. Even understanding what a testament is is very vital. A failure to understand this difference between the Old and New Testaments has led to much confusion in the study of the Bible.

    The OT is God’s will to a select people the Israelites until the Messiah/Christ came. He came and now the new will (NT) is for all mankind. Please see Deut 18:15-19; Jeremiah 31:31-34 Acts 3:22-23; 7:37 Heb 8:6-13

    Matt 5:17-18 this verse is a preface for the rest of the chapter. It was intended to prevent a misunderstanding of the things Jesus was about to say. Our Lord plainly affirmed that His purpose in coming to Earth was not to destroy “but to fulfill.” To destroy the law would have been to tear it down or demolish it; Jesus didn’t come to do that. He came to fulfill (literally “fill full” ) the Old Testament prophetically and typically (Luke 24:44-47 Acts 3:18). A major purpose of the law was to bring the Hebrew people to Jesus; that is, to prepare them for the coming of the Messiah (Gal 3:24-25).

    He further stated that nothing would pass from the law (OT) until that time when all of it would be fulfilled. That time came when He died on the cross. At that time all of the Old Testament was fulfilled or filled full. Upon its fulfillment, it had served its purpose of bringing man unto Christ (Gal 3:24-25). Because it had served it’s purpose, it was, at that time, taken out of the way (Col 2:14). It was nailed to the cross in His death (Col 2:14)! When Christ (the Testator) died, His New Testament became effective (Hebrews 9:16-17), “a
    better covenant, which was established upon better promises, for if that first covenant (Old Testament) had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second” (New Testament) – (Heb 8:7-8).

    Christ fulfilled the law and the prophets. When He fulfilled them, they were no longer needed.
    After Jesus was raised from the dead, He said: “…These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me” (Luke 24:44). All of the things that had been written about Christ in the law, prophets, and psalms (the then Jews way of saying the OT) were fulfilled when He died on the cross. In the book of Acts we are told: “Now when they had fulfilled all that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the tree and laid Him in a tomb” (Acts 13:29). Christ fulfilled the law of Moses. When He fulfilled the law, He took it out of the way. It was no longer to be obeyed. Christ brought a new law. “And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant….” (Heb 9:15,17; 10:9).

    Gal 3:16-19 teaches that the Old Law would serve its purpose “till the Seed [Christ] should come…” Clearly, the Old Testament, Ten Commandments, and the Sabbath laws were never intended to be authoritative forever. Gal 3:23-25 declares – “But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.” No one is under the Old Law as a tutor anymore. A primary function of the Old Testament was to bring men to Christ, and that purpose has been fulfilled.

    See also Col 2:14-17; Rom 7:1-6; 2 Cor 3, Eph 2:14-16; Gal. 4:21-31; Gal 5:1-4

    The purpose of the Law was to imprison the then Jews under a do or die system which condemned everyone and showed that salvation from sin was impossible by lawkeeping. This was God’s plan to show the need of a Savior. Since the breaking of a single point of the Law condemns the offender (James 2:10), this shows the utter futility of being under the Law. Notice these verses which show that the purpose of the Law was to point out man’s sin, his inability to be saved by law, and his need for salvation by faith in Christ. Because Christians are not under law but under grace Rom 6:14), sin does not have dominion over them. Sinners become sons of God by faith in Christ Jesus, which includes being baptized into Christ to put on Christ (Gal 3:26-27).

    The Bible do not contradict itself. It if appears to be contradictory it means you have misunderstood and need guidance in getting it right.

    Concerning the Jews, as I pointed out in my previous post, the NT is for all today including the Jews. The OT rules are no longer in force for anyone. The “children of Israel” no longer exist as a nation today. Not one of her twelve tribes can be located today. Not one single Jew can trace his linage, as to tribe or descent, today. Besides that, do you know of anyone who follows the OT today? Not even the Jews follow it. To follow the OT means to do all it says inclusive of animal sacrifices otherwise you’ll be breaking the OT laws (Duet 27:26; James 2:10). Also, don’t mix up rules/laws with lessons that can be gained from the OT (history).

    In order to keep this post as short as possible I have just listed other important scriptures instead of quote here. They are essential to my points. READ THEM ALL!

    Even though people are no longer under the OT law, there is still much we can learn from its pages. “For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope” (Rom 15:4). “Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted…. Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come” (1 Cor 10:6,11).

    The Bible is impartial in its description of every character. Books that are written by men tend to glorify the “hero” and condemn the “villain.” But, what does the Bible do? It describes David as a man after God’s own heart (1 Sam 13:14 Acts 13:22 1Kg 14:8; 15:3), yet it also portrays him as a murderer and an adulterer (2 Sam 11 & 12). Peter, who was a strong follower of Christ, is recorded as later denying Him three times (Luke 22:54-62). Naaman, who was a Syrian general, an enemy of the Jews, is described as having some good qualities (2 Kings 5:1). One may rightly wonder, if the Bible was merely written by men, why would it include such details as these?

    Without the Old Testament we would not be able to understand many passages in the New Testament. When the New Testament mentions Old Testament characters, if we did not have the Old Testament, we would not be able to understand the point made in the New Testament. The Old Testament reveals from where the universe, sin, nations, and languages came. When Jesus said, “Remember Lot’s wife,” if we did not have the Old Testament, we would not know who was Lot’s wife, or why we should remember her.

    All of the Bible came from God, but His law for us today is found in the New Testament.

  26. reluctant nonbeliever

    This is the more like it, BFP.

    A passionate (and compassionate), thought-provoking, trenchant piece.

    I also agree with Rohan: it’s risible how little so many self-professed “Christians” in Bim know about their own doctrine.

    ******************

    BFP says,

    Hello RN

    You must remember that we have three major writers and two part-time writers here at BFP – plus a few readers who contribute and ask that their names be left out of it. For that reason you will see a variety of topics, perspectives and writing styles at BFP. We don’t always agree with each other and very often the majority seriously disagree with an article we might publish, but that freedom was the foundation of our agreement three years ago and we’ve kept true to each other.

  27. Citizen

    @ J

    Testify and testament do not mean the same thing. You really need a dictionary. Please try this one http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/testament

  28. reluctant nonbeliever

    Hilarious that poor Citizen doesn’t realize J is just making mock sport…

    But in case you’re interested (perhaps you need to find a better etymological dictionary, Citizen dude), testify and testament are both derived from the Latin word for witness (“testis”), though they have of course over time accrued slightly different meanings.

    As for the truth-value of the Bible (OT or NT), I’m afraid it’s just a load of old Latin testes…

  29. reluctant nonbeliever

    PS

    Point taken, BFP.

    If I’m critical when you post facile stuff like the Obama/Palin thread it’s only because I hold you in high regard, and expect a lot from you – which when you think about it is the best compliment a reader can give you.

    Intelligent, urgent, hard-hitting pieces like this and the world bank thread today – we’re starved of them elsewhere.

    We need them, and we need you.

    Regards,

    RN

  30. Rohan

    Reluctant non-believer wrote:
    If I’m critical when you post facile stuff like the Obama/Palin thread it’s only because I hold you in high regard, and expect a lot from you – which when you think about it is the best compliment a reader can give you.
    ***
    I second this 100%.

    It would be much easier to overlook weaker posts if I knew that was the general BFP standard. We all know that’s not the case.

  31. Not Black

    Is having sex at 16 years old outside of marraige a good thing? And then we want to know where the pedophiles are? and how to stop teenage pregnancy. and stop AIDS.
    CONTROL those hormones.
    Today the human being has forgottewn how to control himself.Physically and mentally.That’s where the proiblem is. Its always I want,I want,Iwant.

  32. Crusty

    This thread makes for great reading. Arguments are supported by reference materials and not just by rant or cant.

    I wish most writers would adopt such a standard. It is asking too much to expect ALL writers to follow suit.

  33. J

    Dear BFP:

    You wrote “I guess that makes it ok that the Barbados government supports Iran in their abuse of women and killing of 16 year old girls for having sex.”

    No I don’t support the Iranian government for executing the 16 year old for pre-martial sex. I think that everybody should have sex before especially during and after marriage.

  34. 199

    Hi guys, have u overlooked mine? I don’t think it’s too, controversial this time!!

  35. J. Payne

    Well done. Teenagers have for the most part grasped the difference between right and wrong. Let the law courts decide on the punishment for each case I say.

    Why does there need to be a statute on the books for example to say that the two kids which committed columbine should be precluded from the death penalty. Let the law court decide.

  36. 199

    Are there any words to describe these people? If there r, I certainly, don’t know them!!

    Time for the sick-bucket, AGAIN!!

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1879208.ece

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