Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Iran, ancient and modern

clerics hang teenage sinners in front of an atomic bomb factory

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Awake! for morning in the bowl of night
Has flung the stone that sets the stars to flight
And lo! the hunter in the east has caught
The sultan's turret in a noose of light

The Persia of Omar Khayyam lives on, in this proud modern state, where we hang homosexual teenagers and our doctors surgically cut out eyes as a judicial punishment. Contact us for details of times and dates.

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1 comment:

Ursula Parcht (Mrs) said...

I heard that a functionary of the Ministry of Tourism (who was none too bright) was asked why they didn't have an attraction like The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Ergo...

I don't know if it's true. Sounds like it might be one of those urban legend thingies.