Monday, January 30, 2012

A Question for Mr. Romney

I think it is high time someone in the media asks Mitt Romney for his detailed response to the states of Utah and Arizona openly refusing to prosecute the federal crime of polygamy, in favor of seeking only prosecution for crimes against women and children.

Mr. Romney, what is your position on the decriminalization of polygamy in America, if individual states choose to do so?

Call me cynical, but nine years ago, when the US went into Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein from power, the running of the country was immediately turned over to the fundamentalist Islamist, aka the Muslim Brotherhood. Polygamy, which had been penalized under the previous secular dictatorship, was again encouraged, and practiced.

The condition of women in the NEW Iraq we have left behind is now worse than when we arrived. Now, fully 20 percent of the homeless populations, wandering and begging in Iraq's larger cities, is comprised of the cast off first, or second or third or fourth "wives" of Iraqi men, who have decided they no longer wish to provide for their concubines and the children produced from these Imam approved "marriages."

Times are hard, you know.

Add to these, the same Imams allow what are called "temporary marriages," which in fact are nothing more than religious approved prostitution contracts. These marriages can last as little as an hour, to as much as a lifetime, and children as young as mere babies may be "married" in these situations as well.

Utah and Arizona can legalize the concubinage of women if they want to? Personally, I'd like to hear Mitt say he thinks that's okay "for them," kind of like he says government run health care is OK for Massachusetts, because the states do have a right to decide these things legislatively, right Mr. Romney?

Just some advice for Mr. Romney: he should take a good look at the flag of the Battle of San Jacinto at the top of this page. It was a gift from the women of Kentucky and Ohio, who sent their men to Texas to win it from the Mexicans.

Somebody's going to have to KILL a LOT of Texas women before such a thing is ever allowed down here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mayor Parker: Find Gelareh's Killer


*********PRESS RELEASE*********

Media Contact: For Immediate Release

K. Dee Ignatin January 17, 2012

Executive Director

512- 216-6184


Austin, Texas - Board members and the executive director at Americans Against Abuses of Polygamy, STOP Polygamy in Canada and the Child Protection Project have sent a letter to Houston Mayor Annise Parker expressing both shock and disappointment that Houston police have discovered the body of a slain civil rights activist in Houston.

30-year-old Gelareh Bagherzadeh, a medical student who was studying molecular genetic technology at a Texas medical center was found shot to death Monday, near the home she shared with her parents. Law enforcement officials say they do not believe she was “targeted,” however there have been no reports of anything taken from the car, and initial reports indicate an unknown gunman approached the car, a little after midnight, and killed Ms. Bagherzadeh with a gunshot through the passenger side window.

Americans Against Abuses of Polygamy, STOP Polygamy in Canada Society and the Child Protection Project have been made aware that Ms. Bagherzadeh was a vocal advocate for the rights of women in her native country of Iran, and was known for her open defiance against the current Iranian regime, which continues to violate the human rights of its own people, especially women, in the name of religion.

We beseech the leadership and law enforcement authorities in Houston to leave no stone unturned to find the person or persons responsible for the assassination of an international human rights advocate, ironically no less, on MLK Day.

News reports are now incorrectly stating this woman had “no known enemies.” On the contrary, those with the CPP, SPICS and the AAAP believe Ms. Bagherzadeh was a woman with many enemies, and we hope that the City of Houston and Mayor Annise D. Parker will provide law enforcement with all the resources necessary to successfully bring her killer[s] to justice.

Americans Against Abuses of Polygamy is a non-profit, conservative feminist, human rights organization, based in Texas. The AAAP is dedicated to educating the public on the human rights abuses inherent within the cultural practice of polygamy, worldwide and within the United States, and the potential dangers of decriminalization of the felony practice.

Child Protection Project is dedicated to raising awareness about issues of child abuse within polygamy and other religious organizations. We are particularly interested in how institutions, especially churches, ignore child abuse reporting requirements; and thus cause unnecessary suffering and pain to children and families. Our religious institutions must be good corporate citizens because their mandate as tax-exempt beneficial, charitable organizations requires that children entrusted to their care be safe.

Stop Polygamy in Canada Society (SPCS) advocates for women, children and young boys caught in the clutches of polygamy. Polygamy is the practice of one man taking more than one wife. Section 293 of the
Criminal Code of Canada bans the practice of polygamy. Sections 15 & 28 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms give equality rights to women.