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February 19th, 2009
06:35 PM ET

An Eye for an Eye?

Friday's show brings you the graphic story of Ameneh Bahrami, an Iranian woman whose attacker blinded and disfigured her with acid.  She is now demanding an eye for an eye, and so is an Iranian court:  The attacker's sentence is that he also be blinded with acid.

Ameneh might've had the option to take what's called "blood money," when the attacker is forced to pay the victim an amount of money for the assault.  But she wants the attacker to receive a harsher punishment than a fine.  Ameneh hopes that such a sentence will discourage anyone else from ever attacking with acid.

We realize this is a very difficult story to watch, but we'd like to know what you think about the outcome.  Is blinding Ameneh's attacker the right punishment?  Is there another sentence that would fit the crime?  Or do you think that Ameneh should've tried to get the "blood money" instead?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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soundoff (551 Responses)
  1. Jared-Dillon

    I don't think that the punishment for Ameneh's attacker is right. He might have blinded her with acid but its not right to do the same back. So i think he should not be blinded but punished by other means of harsh disapline

    February 19, 2009 at 6:52 pm |
  2. Jared-Dillon

    No he should not be blinded, punish him other ways though

    February 19, 2009 at 6:53 pm |
  3. Tman

    I feel that there should be an different sentence and that she should go after “blood money.” To blind someone else is very unhuman and that he should pay a stong but fair punishment.

    – Taylor

    February 19, 2009 at 7:06 pm |
  4. COREY

    The attacker should pay the fine,and also get punished,because now the woman has lost her sight. The attacker shoul loose his sight also. With would prove the saying, "An eye for an eye". Hopefully the attacker feels horrible!

    February 19, 2009 at 7:20 pm |
  5. Ryan

    Well, some people get the death sentence for killing someone, so this guy should be punished just like what he did to her.... What that man did to that woman was very wrong, and I do think he should pay a heavy price for what he has done to her.

    February 19, 2009 at 7:27 pm |
  6. Miss Priss

    i THINK THEY SHOULD HOLD THAT HARSH PUNISHMENT SO THAT LATER ON NO ONE WILL EVER WANT TO DO THAT EVER AGAIN

    February 19, 2009 at 7:30 pm |
  7. Ruby

    An eye for an eye!!! That is so cruel! But still, if I was Ameneh, I'll probably wanted to do the same thing as her although that is so cruel!!!

    February 19, 2009 at 7:31 pm |
  8. Chikis

    I think that should be allowed so that , that doesn't occur in the future

    February 19, 2009 at 7:31 pm |
  9. shela

    Just because you have acid in your eye and a bad accident happend doesnt mean that you have to make someone elses life miserable. i mean i understand that you hurt but yeah....

    February 19, 2009 at 7:51 pm |
  10. Emily

    I don't think it's right to blind him with acid because he might have needed the money and had no other way to get it. I think the person who paid him for doing it should be punished. But the guy should still get a fine.

    February 19, 2009 at 8:07 pm |
  11. Louis

    Well... Blood money would be better if she is poor. 'Recieve a RIGHT punishment', there's no clear definition about that because we don't know whether the criminal would do the same thing to the other person.

    February 19, 2009 at 8:11 pm |
  12. Brittany

    I think that he should be blink with acid because that is just crule for that woman to go blind like that now.

    February 19, 2009 at 8:16 pm |
  13. Shane

    This is not a resonable sentance. The court should just give him the fine or "Blood Money"

    February 19, 2009 at 9:02 pm |
  14. Savy

    I think that she should get an eye for an eye, they used to do that in the medieval era, so why not now?

    February 19, 2009 at 9:05 pm |
  15. michael

    i belive that she should get the satisfaction of an eye for an eye. the attacker should feel what he did back on him so he knows what he did is wrong and the troubels that she is facing because of the acid.

    February 19, 2009 at 9:08 pm |
  16. brandon

    i hope it happens

    February 19, 2009 at 9:10 pm |
  17. stephen

    I think jail is the right thing but then again... I wasn't blinded

    February 19, 2009 at 9:25 pm |
  18. Jessie

    I don't think that the attacker should get an eye to eye punishment. But he should just get another punishment that is twice as bad because of what he did, no one should be put through that torture. It like some that would happen in the holocaust.

    February 19, 2009 at 9:35 pm |
  19. Andrew

    I think he should pay the money. It's bad enough that one person is blinded.

    February 19, 2009 at 9:35 pm |
  20. Tommy

    When someone does somthing mean to you, naturally you want to do the same back, or maybe even worse. But in a case such as this, yes he did her wrong but her doing the same makes her just as bad. This is a cruel way for pay back and should not be chosen as a punishment for revenge. Just pay up for what she has to pay for repairs.

    February 19, 2009 at 9:43 pm |
  21. Jourdan

    I feel there is a better way to serve justice. Whats the point of making him blind you already have the woman blinded what good would having another blind person in the world do.

    February 19, 2009 at 9:48 pm |
  22. Rachel

    It can never be a benefit to the goals of society to punish a hideous crime by the same hideous means that cause the crime.

    February 19, 2009 at 9:50 pm |
  23. nick

    If you are punishing somebody for doing something wrong, then why would you do the same back? Take a fair trial and choose an appropriate punishment.

    February 19, 2009 at 10:18 pm |
  24. Rachel

    OMG! I think he should totally get th eye for eye. My motto is, "you get what is coming to you." or "payback is a virtue!"

    February 19, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  25. jacob

    I think that it would be o kay as long as it wasn't any thing that serious or private, wouldn't you think that? Other than that I would be fine with the idea.

    February 19, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  26. scott

    i think blinding the attacker is the right move. if he did that to this poor woman, he should have to find out what it feels like for himself.

    February 19, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  27. Richie

    I think Ameneh is cruel even though what the man did to her was so bad. I suggest another easier punishment. It's that the man has to give his eye to her as a trade-off. He took one from her, she gets one from him. It's fair.

    February 19, 2009 at 11:42 pm |
  28. Rachella

    An eye for an eye is very harsh and cruel, but I think that paying a fine won't be good enough. Maybe creative people should make some ideas for a punishment that is harsher than a fine, and less cruel than a blinded eye

    February 19, 2009 at 11:46 pm |
  29. joe

    I think he should give hes eye(cornea) to her because he make her blind.

    February 19, 2009 at 11:46 pm |
  30. Ashley

    I believe the man who did that to her needs to be punished the same way.It's not right for people to just destroy someones life and not get anything bad done to them like that.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:31 am |
  31. Beth

    I don't think it is right to blind someone as a punishment. Instead she should forgive her attacker for what he did and love him.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:47 am |
  32. Ela

    Instead of blinding him why don't they embarass him. Maybe make him dance on International TV with only his underwear on!!!!!

    February 20, 2009 at 12:51 am |
  33. Elisabeth

    Hey Carl!!!!

    What do you think?????

    We never hear your opinion!!!!!

    February 20, 2009 at 12:53 am |
  34. elisabeth

    how is that fair????? If that was a law then if someone broke your arm you would break their arm!!!! I am sorry but that doesn't make sense and it is cruel.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:57 am |
  35. Santino.

    i believe that she should do both if that is possible because shes blinded for life and that guy deserves the punishment, and she does deserve the money. thats my opinion on the situation.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:13 am |
  36. Halstyn

    To me, it doesn't make sense to give him the same punishment in order to show others what he did is wrong. There is a quote about the death penalty that goes: "Why do people kill people, who kill people, to show that killing is wrong?" I don't believe that revenge is ever the answer.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:01 am |
  37. Michelle

    An eye for an Eye?
    Wow, I feel like I went back to some long long centuries ago!
    But, if I were Ameneh, I think I'll hope so, too.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:07 am |
  38. Ly

    If you were the victim in the story, what would you demand in your deepest heart? To me, her action of requesting to have the man blinded by acid is understandable and should be understood with consideration. Didn't she also say that was for the preventing of further similar crimes?

    But I oppose the court's decision of this harsh punishment. What court would make such a sentence like that? There are tons of better ways to serve justice.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:18 am |
  39. JaQuan

    America's legal system gives murderers the death sentence and no one says anything. However, this innocent woman gets blinded and disfigured for speaking her mind and everyone says how her intentions of blinding him as well is wrong. I think he should also be blinded just to show everyone how wrong of a crime this is.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:19 am |
  40. Jamie

    I don't know if blinding the attacker is a good thing, but if it would teach future attackers and the tried attacker a leason on acid, then there's really nothing anyone can do.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:19 am |
  41. Katie

    What has happened is horrible, a man blinding a woman with acid just because she didn't want to marry him. I believe that he got what was coming to him. If someone kills another person they are usually put to death. So Why is these any different then that. Eyes for eyes.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:23 am |
  42. Nicole

    A mistake is a mistake. He shouldn't be blinded with acid because people learn from their mistakes. I'm sure their are other punishments for the attacker.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:39 am |
  43. Cathy

    To blind someone with acid is horrible so I don't think that doing the same to the attacker is a good idea. It's just encourage the violence. However, this guy must have a very strong punishment. Maybe he should give a big amont of money to start with. That could help her to get special care such as plastic surgery for her face and special equipment and training to make her a bit more confident with her blindness.
    He also need to understand the pain he gave to her and get a life prison sentence or that kind of thing.
    Hope my English is correct as I'm French. Love your podcast.
    Cathy.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:46 am |
  44. Juny

    I think it's a little bit harsh to apply 'eye for an eye' to the attacker. It's not like she's living in ancient Babylonia where Hammurabi's law was enacted. I don't think the man should be blinded with acid just like the woman. She should give mercy to the attacker and since I am a pious believer of Christianity, the man will be punshed after his temporal life.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:49 am |
  45. S.K.

    I think an eye for an eye punishment for a crime brings about new hatred, which in turn leads to another criminal act. In that case, we have to say human beings have made little progress since the age of Hammurabi.

    February 20, 2009 at 4:22 am |
  46. Eva

    I think it is normal for you to wish to take revenge but I don't think that even someone who hurt someone shoudn't be phsicaly punished.

    February 20, 2009 at 5:22 am |
  47. DJp

    I feel sory for that woman, but I think an 'eye for an eye' is not a good idea. Same thing happening again? Phew~

    February 20, 2009 at 7:28 am |
  48. Mr. Owen's Class

    It is difficult to judge someone's actions based upon their value system. There are some people who can only see things through their own eyes (no pun intended, Carl), and they would not see like punishment as fair. And so it goes!

    February 20, 2009 at 7:34 am |
  49. Nestor

    We agree he must be punished, but any revenge give her face back.

    February 20, 2009 at 7:36 am |
  50. Sarah

    I agree that he shouldn't just pay a fine, but burning his eyes would make her just as bad a person as he is. It's torture, not a humane punishment. To me there could be a better sentence, like a certain amount of years in prison. In this case I would say violence is definitely not the answer.

    February 20, 2009 at 7:43 am |
  51. Catherine

    I can understand that she doesn't just want him to pay a fine as a punishment, but wanting him to be blinded makes you just as heinous as he is.To put it simply, it is torture. Several years in prison would probably the proper, and most humane, punishment for him.

    February 20, 2009 at 7:50 am |
  52. Corben

    I think she should have taken the "Blood Money".It could have helped her in the long run with all of those hospital bills.I think it is ridicouls that she would want to throw acid in the attackers face.Its just unhuman and barbaric.

    February 20, 2009 at 8:05 am |
  53. Richard

    i think the attacker should be blinded with acid because that was just to much and he should get a punishment for what he did

    February 20, 2009 at 8:40 am |
  54. Laura

    I think that it is now harm than good. I am not well versed in the Iranian laws so I do not know what the punishment. I don’t know what it the right punishment for that attack. I think that it would not be fair to the woman to lose her eye sight. The man that did this should be punished. But she should also get the money for her injury.

    February 20, 2009 at 8:50 am |
  55. Katrina

    I have no idea on how you can blind someone with acid, but i sure wouldn't.I find it somewhat painful and sycotic.

    February 20, 2009 at 8:52 am |
  56. Jamie

    I think its right for him to get punished I mean if someone through liquid acid at you wouldn't you want them to be punished as well. He should get the death penalty for assaulting her like that

    February 20, 2009 at 9:17 am |
  57. Anthony

    this guy deserves to be blinded. He needs to feel the pain and suffering he inflicted on this innocent woman. If all he has to do is pay money, why would that stop him from doin in again.

    February 20, 2009 at 9:17 am |
  58. Jesse

    i think anyone that could ever do this should be dipped in acidd.

    February 20, 2009 at 9:18 am |
  59. Kayla

    When seeing this video, it makes me sick. How could someone be that horrible to someone. Normally when someone does something bad to you, you want to do something back to them, and in this case I believe he deserves it. It wont cause justice over the situtation, but he cause pain for her and I believe he deserves pain right back, in anyway. He is a very sick person for doing this.

    February 20, 2009 at 9:19 am |
  60. Michael

    Well this is a hard decision to make. On one hand, this punishment could halt any crimes in the same manner from ever happening again. Fear is a powerful force and acid is a powerful weapon. The other side is that punishing those with the same means will dehumanize those of us doing the punishment. However, The society and ideas are different over there and if the decision is to burn the other man’s eyes out, so be it.

    February 20, 2009 at 9:19 am |
  61. David

    I don't see a problem with that at all. As long as we know that he is guilty then he deserves it. I dont think that jail time would add up to being blind for the rest of one's life. MAKE HIM BLIND!!

    February 20, 2009 at 9:19 am |
  62. Anonymous

    I do not think he should be burned with acid. The reason she wants this to be done to him is so no one ever be attacked with acid again because the attackers will "think twice" about it.. If her mission is no one being attacked with acid, getting her attacker burned with acid isn't really achieving her goal but going against it.
    I think she should get him a different punishment than just the money, but the punishment she wants for him isn't right. She should find another way that will really make an impact and will stop this from happening again without making it happen to the same person.
    You know what they say; an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.

    February 20, 2009 at 9:20 am |
  63. Joshua

    There is a better way to serve justice. But what our country thinks is right and another country thinks is right are to totally different things. For many country’s there a ways of serve justice that we in our country would never even think of doing. And who are we to say about what she wants to do.

    February 20, 2009 at 9:23 am |
  64. Erin

    By blinding someone else Ameneh becomes no different than her attacker. If she admits that acid attacks are horrible and inhumane, then doing it herself would make her a hypocrite. No matter what we think, though, our opinions will not change the court’s ruling.

    February 20, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  65. Jillian

    I think that putting acid on this man is a fair punishment. However, vengence does seem like a cruel reason to do this. Ameneh has the right to be angry, but I think death or jail could serve as a less intense punishment. Everyone knows that if you hit someone back, the fight will just get worse. But if I had been blinded, I might be thinking differently.

    February 20, 2009 at 9:28 am |
  66. Ms. V's class

    He should be punished another way. Blinding him would be revenge. If she wants to keep him from doing this to someone else, there are better ways, like lock him up for a long time. If it's wrong for him to do that to someone, how can it be right for them to do it to him?

    February 20, 2009 at 9:30 am |
  67. michael

    that is not right by doing that your only as bad as your enemy

    February 20, 2009 at 9:32 am |
  68. Jake

    Obviously, this man is insane. Blinding his eyes will not bring back Ameneh’s sight. Doing this would be as criminal as what the attacker did to her. I think other means off punishment should be taken place.

    February 20, 2009 at 9:35 am |
  69. isaac

    Its his fol that so he should get the punishmen for it

    February 20, 2009 at 9:39 am |
  70. Danni

    i dont think that what her attacker did was right, but he should be punished but not in the same way, that is just wrong. We would be sinking dwon to his level.

    February 20, 2009 at 9:43 am |
  71. Ben

    there is no way she didn't request that punishment as revenge. blinding someone as a punishment i a horrible punishment. It could be considered torture. and as the old saying goes two wrongs dont make a right

    February 20, 2009 at 9:56 am |
  72. Ashlei

    There is never enough money to compensate for what happened to Ameneh however I do not agree with the method of punishment that she is requesting. The saying goes "two wrongs don't make a right" and blind justice isn't cool.

    February 20, 2009 at 9:58 am |
  73. Nik

    I think it is a good punishment because if you do something bad to some one you deserve to have that done back onto you

    February 20, 2009 at 9:59 am |
  74. Julie

    I believe that our American point of view hinders us from understanding the punishment given by Iranian government; in that culture, an "eye for an eye" system is historically their method of dealing with crimes. Personally, I believe that the attacker has it worse off–he KNOWS the acid is coming and ample time to dread it, whereas Ameneh had it sprung upon her suddenly with no premeditative worrying.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:00 am |
  75. Sabrena

    I wouldn't say blinding him with acid is the answer,but i also agree with her. He does deserves a harsher punishment than a fine. I don't have any implications for what his sentence should be, but I don't think I'd just pour acid over his face and say Justice is served. I still think there is a better punishment for him.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:05 am |
  76. William

    There is obviously something wrong with the man because if he "loved" her he would have never poured even though she rejected him a couple of times. If that happened to me, I would probably not pour acid back, but would give a less hash punishment.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:08 am |
  77. Liah

    I think the woman should be more generous. She shouldn't ask for such a punishment when she knows the pain of it!

    February 20, 2009 at 10:11 am |
  78. Mr. K's 9th Grade Civic's Class

    Do two rights make a wrong here? It is hard to put yourself in her situation but does the punishment here really fit the cirme?

    February 20, 2009 at 10:17 am |
  79. Ross

    I think that the idea of the woman, who was accused is right for wanting the attacker to be blinded the same way as she. If she wants her attacker to get the same treatment I think that is a great idea. If some of the people who committed crimes, got the same crime committed to them from their own perspective, they would think more about it. Also, the effects on the attacker and the innocent would be the same, and may be better to think about and deal with for the innocent people involved, or attacked.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:25 am |
  80. Trent

    The attacker should see what it feels like to lose an eye with acid for what the attacker did.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:27 am |
  81. Kay-Lee

    Heyyy Carl,
    I think that any guy who should even think of doing something like that to make them marry them is just crazy!! Also that guy should definitley have to get the punishment, because he should have to feel the pain she felt and i would never marry someone who stocks or threatns me!!!!!!
    -Kay-Lee

    February 20, 2009 at 10:28 am |
  82. Shannon

    I think it is pretty stupid for a guy to do that to a girl just because she wouldn't mary him!! I'm glad she is making him feel the pain that she went through!!!
    -Shannon

    February 20, 2009 at 10:29 am |
  83. Michael

    how is this going to stop people from doing this they are just going to be more careful

    February 20, 2009 at 10:29 am |
  84. shelby

    i think that guy needs to get acid in his eyes or lest really long jail time. He needs to get a life there's other women out there.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:33 am |
  85. Nathan

    I think he should get the same punishment as his victim got. He should have thought twice before throwing acid on someone.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:34 am |
  86. Corrie

    I think that blinding that man is completely unnecessary. There is a better way to handle this crime-it's called jail.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:35 am |
  87. Caitlin

    I think it's totally fair. He needs to know what kind of pain he put that woman through.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:35 am |
  88. Kelsey

    I don't think its right to pour the acid in his eyes. I know he did something wrong but fightng fire with fire, or in this case acid wth acid doesn't make it right either way.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:35 am |
  89. Ureshii

    Well Carl I don't think two wrongs make a right...three rights make a left however...but anyways I think that the punishment should be as harsh as the crime but blinding him won't work. They should lock him in the most filthy jail cell they can find and starve him.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:36 am |
  90. Alex

    I think that he deserves that punishment....but it really isn't appropiate as a government to do that to him. Sure, what he did was wrong, but they should follow somethinig that is a little more humane.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:36 am |
  91. Bob

    NO! Just because the man did something bad, doesnt make it right to do the same to him

    February 20, 2009 at 10:36 am |
  92. Trinh

    One for all, and all for one

    February 20, 2009 at 10:36 am |
  93. Cassidy

    What goes around comes around.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:37 am |
  94. joe

    if it's so bad that he did it, why should we do it to him?

    February 20, 2009 at 10:37 am |
  95. Christopher

    He deserves the punishment for what he did.
    Blind him!

    February 20, 2009 at 10:37 am |
  96. Mary

    I think they should put acid right back in his face. It was very rude to do that. Do on to others as you would have them do onto you.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:37 am |
  97. Bob

    Just because someone made your life miserable, doesnt mean you shouldd do the same to them

    February 20, 2009 at 10:37 am |
  98. Bob

    If i was the woman, i guess i would want it to hold, but it's so cruel

    February 20, 2009 at 10:38 am |
  99. Marley

    I think that he should be blinded so that others will not atempt the same crime that he did. Besides he pretty much stalked her and tried to make her marry him. Creaper!!..... I dont think jail would be right for this crime.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:38 am |
  100. jo jo

    throw acid on him

    February 20, 2009 at 10:39 am |
  101. Cassidy

    Although, what goes around comes around, you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:39 am |
  102. Bob

    Yes, blind him. if people think they can get away with it, they will do it again

    February 20, 2009 at 10:39 am |
  103. Shaq L.

    I think he should totally be jailed yo. I mean he blinded her so he should pay!

    February 20, 2009 at 10:40 am |
  104. Robert

    I believe that the attacker having acid put in his eyes would be the right thing to do. Having to pay “blood money” is not enough of a punishment. He would never know the true pain that he caused that women unless the same was done to him.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:41 am |
  105. Greena

    That guy was a major stalker! Make him pay!!

    February 20, 2009 at 10:41 am |
  106. rose

    he deserves a punish ment that fits the crime and in this case he has permidintaly mared someone and that is unfixable. he deserves the same.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:41 am |
  107. Tyler

    I think for what he did, he should receive at least equal punishment. It would be wrong for him just to get off of the hook easy. If the woman wants him to feel the pain she felt, then that's how it should be.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:43 am |
  108. Jessica

    I think she does have the right to ask for him to be blinded. He chose to do that to her- he should be made to experience what he did to her. Also, guys like that don't stop. I know that from experience. He would start stalking someone else, and probably eventually hurt them or even kill them. Why should he get off easy when she will have to live the rest of her life blind and deformed? He should have thought about the consequences before he did it.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:44 am |
  109. Bryce

    OK, this is what they should do. 1: take all of his money and give it to the woman. 2: Throw acid in his eyes. 3: kill him

    February 20, 2009 at 10:45 am |
  110. Griffin

    I don't think that the attacker should have his eyes blinded but should go to prison and serve a long sentence for what he did to Ameneh. It just doesn't seem like the moral thing to do especially here in the US where we have other means of justice. An eye for an eye is just not logical to me in this situation.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:46 am |
  111. Sarah

    Just because someone wronged you does NOT mean that you have to wrong them right back. Violence is not the only way to solve a problem. You don't always have to fight someone because they said something about your mom, or said something about you, or made you offended. That's the problem with most wars, we always try to fight before we figure out both sides of the story.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:52 am |
  112. Nick

    If a person got in trouble for pouring acid on somebody then whey would you do it back?

    February 20, 2009 at 10:54 am |
  113. Nick

    I think that it's ridiculous that human rights activists are condemning this woman for trying to punish her attacker, while failing to condemn these Islamic hate crimes.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:00 am |
  114. Lindsey

    "You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth'. But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you."
    -Matthew 5:38-42

    February 20, 2009 at 11:00 am |
  115. cole

    No i think he should go to jail and be punished there instead. Because the other is not very rational.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:03 am |
  116. Ryan

    I think he should get the same punishment, if he's going to do it to her, why not do it to him.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:04 am |
  117. felicia

    I strongly can imagine how sober the attacker will be feeling now cos its his turn to pay the price. But can u imagine him before and during the act? u know what? Are those options enough punishments. lets put ourselves in her shoes, maybe we will understand better.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:04 am |
  118. Abdul

    An eye for an eye! As it implies please. Is there any waste of time?

    February 20, 2009 at 11:11 am |
  119. Andy

    Justice is a tool used to punish wrongdoers in order to have them, as well as others, think twice before committing crimes. It is a tool used to keep order. If people are not influenced by this system enough to where they will not commit a crime, then some tweaking is clearly in order. This eye for an eye punishment will influence both him and others to become wary of performing violent actions, which results in saved lives. Justice is cast in this scenario because the punishment is equivalent to the crime and it performs its purpose in keeping order in the nation.

    “Do unto others what has been done unto you.”

    February 20, 2009 at 11:15 am |
  120. Elizabeth

    I think he deserves it because he scared her for her hole intier life. so I think it is a good idea.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:16 am |
  121. Elaine

    i think she should have taken the money.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:17 am |
  122. felicia

    I strongly can imagine how sober the attacker will be feeling now because its his turn. But can you imagine him before and during the act? You need to put yourself in her shoes maybe you will understand. It sounds difficult facing it but he should be responsible for his actions. Either punishment is totally fair.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:22 am |
  123. Stacey' class

    We think he should receive the same type of punishment that he inflicted on Ameneh. He needs to know how it feels by having acid thrown in his eyes.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:22 am |
  124. Makenzie & classmates

    We believe that the punishment was fair, an eye for an eye. One member of our class felt that he should get his thumbs cut off in addition to the loss of his eyes.
    Another member says he should also serve the rest of his blind life in prison.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:22 am |
  125. Joey

    I think that this man should have both of his eyes in acid because he did that to her and now she can never have that changed back.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:29 am |
  126. Sadiq

    Pls try walking or working with your eyes closed for a minute. An eye for an eye. I wish this judgement will be applicable to everywhere in the world to put a stop to this barbaric act.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:33 am |
  127. Hayley.

    I do agree with the eye to eye punishment because if I were her I would want justice. He should feel her pain and suffering. If it happened again than he should first be blinded and then be put in jail. He should pay for what he has done.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:38 am |
  128. Lindsay

    I don't agree with the eye for an eye punishment. It is really a disgusting thing that the guy did to her, but two wrongs don't make a right.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:38 am |
  129. Jennifer

    I think that the eye for an eye punishment is fair. If it was me I would think they should share the same fate I would have to persue for the rest of my life.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:39 am |
  130. jenna

    How tarrible no body diserbe that and as they say an eye for in eye macks the whole world blind and in this case very litterly

    February 20, 2009 at 11:40 am |
  131. Teacher Nicci's Class, East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility

    One student feels that he should not get the blinding punishment because as Gahndi said "an eye for an eye just leaves the whole world blind." Another student said that he should be blinded. She has to be blind for the rest of his life and so should he. He should have to feel what it is like. Yet another student said that this is kind of like Karma for that guy. He blnded her and know he is going to be blinded, he is getting what he deserves. So in conclusion most of the class agrees that the guy is deserving of his punishment and his sentence is justified.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:46 am |
  132. Jessica

    This man is horrible! He is a monster! I do beleive that he should have the same punishment or death. He blinded this poor woman for the rest of he LIFE! Whatever punishment he gets, he definitly deserves it.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  133. Hayley

    I think he should be punished with either the eye-for-an-eye or a long sentence in jail. He has now RUINED this poor woman's life so why does he get to just walk away from this with just a warning or fine?

    February 20, 2009 at 11:50 am |
  134. Bryce

    This is why the world is full of crime: you people that think murderers and assaulters still have rights. THEY DON'T.
    YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE ANY RIGHTS IF YOU KILL SOMEONE OR DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:50 am |
  135. Brett

    well if i had acid in my eye, i would be pretty mad. so yeah, i would want them to have the same thing happen to them. Hammurabis code keep it alive!

    February 20, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  136. dakota

    I don't agree with the eye for an eye punishment. I think should of use a more humane way of punishment. Like jail, money, or any others. Not a eye for an eye punishment. Thats why I dont agree with this punishment. LIKE THE PUNNS!!!!!

    February 20, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  137. Wyatt

    I do agree with the eye-for-an-eye punishment. It would stop the person from doing that (and other crimes) again. If you hurt someone seriously, and they did the same to you, they probably wouldn't do that again.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  138. Alyssa

    The man should get in trouble for what he did, but definitely not "an eye for an eye". The woman should have gotten the blood money and left it at that.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:54 am |
  139. John

    Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

    February 20, 2009 at 11:54 am |
  140. Jane

    I think that the attacker should suck it up and take the acid in the face. Do unto others as you woud have them do unto you.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:55 am |
  141. Preston

    I do not completely agree with the eye-for-an-eye way to punish someone.I tink that he should have one eye burned out and then sent to jail for ten years

    February 20, 2009 at 11:56 am |
  142. David

    No, I do not agree with "an eye for an eye". The crime was severe, but the punishment should be done with prison time.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:56 am |
  143. Carolyn

    No, I don't agree with the eye for an eye punishment. I thiink you shouldn't solve violence with voilence. I think the man should go to jail for life to prevent this from happening again. That man had no right to do what he did.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:56 am |
  144. Sarah

    I believe that he should be blinded. The woman is right, "an eye for an eye" will hopefully scare future criminals from doing the same act. It's the same concept of the death penalty that we have here in the United States so I agree with her.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:56 am |
  145. steve

    i don't care.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:03 pm |
  146. Deanna

    i think the guy SHOULD get acid in his face! she said no and he has to deal with that!! he got rejected so he needs to get over. he needs to cry a river build a bridge and get over it!!!!

    February 20, 2009 at 12:05 pm |
  147. Sydney!!!!

    I feel soooo bad for the lady who got acid in her face that is sooooo bad..... The guy who did that to her should get it worse..... It was her choice to cheat but the guy didn't have to do that to her.........

    February 20, 2009 at 12:05 pm |
  148. charles

    I think the guy should get his punishment i mean if he did that in america he'd be dead but things are diffrent over there so hes gonna have to take it like man they should find him and do it he should have just accepted what she said

    February 20, 2009 at 12:06 pm |
  149. Courtney

    I totally agree that they should throw acid right back at him, if somebody doesn't like somebody enough to date or marry, then they obviously have to know that NO means NO! If they did that over here, they would most likely just give them life in prison, but I think that thats good that she got to pick the punishment for the guy that did that because, what goes around comes around.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:06 pm |
  150. Denzel

    I think that they should not pure acid in his eyes because men that cruel, thats just commiting the same crime plain old wrong

    February 20, 2009 at 12:09 pm |
  151. Leach

    I think that her family should get to do the same thing to him. Even though two wrongs don't make a right, I think it is still fair!

    February 20, 2009 at 12:09 pm |
  152. nadine

    I think he should go blind because he made the lady go blind

    February 20, 2009 at 12:11 pm |
  153. J.T

    No, because even though she was blinded by acid, he shouldn't recieve the same action as she did, instead they should punish him in a different way, such as throw him in jail for a long time.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:11 pm |
  154. Lseantra

    I belive that An Eye for an Eye is the smallest price to pay for causing Ameneh's disfiguration and blindness. But I also believe that she should have taken the "blood money" instead, because by takeing the punishment of An Eye fo an Eye, she is basically paying the money that she would have recieved so that he can be punished.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:11 pm |
  155. Dani

    I think he should pay the money. He should save himself some pair of eyes. At least he will see. He should also have community service for 80 hours.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:11 pm |
  156. Thierry

    If I were her I would definetley want revenge, but two wrongs do not make a rright. The government should make a different decision.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:11 pm |
  157. Chuka

    I think this is such a good topic. I think the family should get to decide what happens, not us!

    February 20, 2009 at 12:12 pm |
  158. Brandon

    I think it is a great rule because it will scare other people who commit crime and slow it down.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:12 pm |
  159. Sheikh

    The attacker was wrong for doing what he did. He shouldn't have been stalking her or scaring her. He deserves the punishment for what he did. He is wrong for what he did.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:12 pm |
  160. Mary

    I think the guy deserves to be sprayed wih acid. He sprayed her with acid so if he doesn't care how it would hurt her then he shouldn't have to be worried about getting sprayed anyways!

    February 20, 2009 at 12:12 pm |
  161. Egede

    an eye for an eye is the correct thing to do. Two wrongs may not make a right, but some things... you just have to give payback.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:13 pm |
  162. Adrien

    It won't help at all. Your just getting another person blind, I think they should give him the fine.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:13 pm |
  163. Jade

    yes he should Definitely be blinded.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:13 pm |
  164. Mark

    I don’t think stooping to the attacker's level would set a very good example to future victims. People used similar forms of punishment hundreds of years ago and, despite all of the progress we've made, it's a sad thought to think were willing to make the same mistakes again.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:15 pm |
  165. Bethanny

    I think she's being unique in the way she's dealing with it. Some people would demand that their attacker be killed. She's not saying she wants that .... She wants to make a point. I don't see the harm in him experiencing the same pain she experienced. It's only fair.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:17 pm |
  166. Ben

    The man deserves to have acid thrown into his eyes. This woman's life is ruined because of what he did and why should he get a "lesser" punishment and then return to his everyday life when hers will never be the same?

    February 20, 2009 at 12:18 pm |
  167. Giovanni

    they should blind the guy because its not fair that it happens to an innocent lady and the guy gets no punishment

    February 20, 2009 at 12:22 pm |
  168. Sage

    I think however much he threw in her face, they should throw twice the amount of acid in his face. If that happened to me I would be so sad, because I am an awesome artist and I need my eyes for drawing.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:24 pm |
  169. Thomas

    I think he shouldn't get acid thrown in his face

    February 20, 2009 at 12:29 pm |
  170. Jason

    I think this punishment is really fair. This guy scarred her for life, there's is no rewinding and taking it away so i believe that he should be scarred for life too.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:33 pm |
  171. Jordan

    I think that she has all rights to give him what he deserves. Her motives prevent him from ever doing it again are just, and it is totally fair.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:35 pm |
  172. Emmalou

    I think he deserves it.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:35 pm |
  173. Abigail

    I feel really bad for what happen to the lady but I really don’t think that it would be right to return the harm. Her eyes must have been nice but just because you lost what was the best of you doesn’t mean that you should ruin somebody else’s. He will get what he deserves when the time is right.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:35 pm |
  174. Allen

    Well while Ameneh has good motivation for what she wants done to her attacker, the whole eye for an eye thing is a bit too much. if everyone thought that way, that the punishment should be the exact same as the offense, it would never end. itd be one continuous line of payback.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:35 pm |
  175. Alyssa

    I think "an eye for an eye" is kind of harsh. I feel that there are other ways to get back at him. An eye for an eye is just cruel. He should not have done it in the first place but blinding him wont benefit anything.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:35 pm |
  176. Anonymous

    I think that the man who did the crime should get what he deserves because not only did he hurt the women, he hurt people who are now afraid of a similar attack. I think it is a messed up thing, and the man should get the worst of punishments.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:35 pm |
  177. Hector

    i think its a good idea to have an eye for an eye because she was attacked just because she didn't like him and that man shouldn't have privilages that he took away from some one else.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:35 pm |
  178. JOSH

    I think that it they should stick with the punishment of throwing acid in her eyes because then people would stop to think about if they ever wanted to do this type of harassing, then they would think about the consequences for their crime.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:36 pm |
  179. Devin

    i believe an eye for an eye would fit this crime as the punishment.
    Usually you dont want to search for revenge because its a bad motive to have, however killing the man would not make him learn his lesson. and the blood money would not either. he should be punished by acid to each eye because he will have to suffer the same pain, and i garauntee that he would not do it again if he was blinded, along with i think it will deter more acid attacks atleast a little bit.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:36 pm |
  180. rick

    I think that the man who did the crime should get what he deserves because not only did he hurt the women, he hurt people who are now afraid of a similar attack. I think it is a messed up thing, and the man should get the worst of punishments.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:36 pm |
  181. Nathan

    I think it is okay for her to do eye for an eye because that guy disserves it. It would be a message out to all of the people who use acid to hit someone to teach them not to do it.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:36 pm |
  182. derek

    I completely agree with Ameneh with the way she wants to handle the punishment of her attacker. The man blinded her so i think that justice would be served if the same thing was to happen to him.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:36 pm |
  183. Petey

    I think that it is a good idea for the man to get the same punishment he gave to her because he truly does not know how it feels to be in her shoes until he actually suffers the same way.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:36 pm |
  184. Kirstie

    I do believe that the man who did this should be punished in some way but not exactly in the way she wants him to be. I think that if she pours acid on his face, she is going down to his level. I don't think thats what she is wanting. I think a fair punishment could be jail time or some other type of restriction. Not making him go through a ton of pain.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:37 pm |
  185. Shayne

    An eye for an eye seems like the right thing to do but if she blinds him with acid like he did to her then she is just as wrong as he was. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:37 pm |
  186. Cassie

    I think it's a perfect punishment for her so called " Suitor", if he really loved her, he wouldn't have poured acid on her face.She wants an eye, give her the eye!

    February 20, 2009 at 12:38 pm |
  187. Erica

    I think that it is the right punishment for Amenehs attacker. He should feel what it was like for her going through all that pain. If he is blinded then he cant ever do it to anyone else again. There are other ways but I think that this is the best way to go about it.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:38 pm |
  188. Britney

    Yes he should be punished eye for an eye. he ruined that ladys life, and she will never have it back. I do not think that he should go on living his life normally when the person who he threw the acid on cant live hers. people need to stop feeling sorry for this guy. Obviosly to him its not a big deal to throw acid on someone else ruining their life so if its not a big deal to him then he should get it.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:39 pm |
  189. Jen Jen

    Well, I think it depends on how she blinds him. If it causes him too much pain, I'll have to say no.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:40 pm |
  190. Alissa

    I think he deserves the acid in the eyes. He needs to know that what he did to that women was VERY WRONG and how painful it was for her!!!

    February 20, 2009 at 12:40 pm |
  191. carley

    an eye for an eye is a good solution.... the united states injustice system is not good if we did the same thing to the person who did the crime there would be less crime.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:42 pm |
  192. kylee

    i think that she should not do that she should just put him in jail an eye for an eye is just to cruel

    February 20, 2009 at 12:42 pm |
  193. Coach Bates Class

    This is terrible! We think he deserves the punishment!

    February 20, 2009 at 12:42 pm |
  194. Charlie

    I think he deserves to feel the pain that she did and go to jail. It kind of cruel but he did it to her. Remember, if you can't do the time don't do the crime.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:42 pm |
  195. Michael

    While it would be good payback for getting blinded for the rest of my
    life, i don'n believe that giving him a 'taste of his own medicine'
    wouldnt be the appropriate course of action. The correct punishment should be to put him in jail for 5-8 years.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  196. Madi

    Treat other's the way you would want to be treated! I do think he definately needs to be punished, by being out in jail for a very long time. Ameneh should take the blood money to pay for her medical bills.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  197. Leanna

    I absolutly DO NOT agree with that. The man made a mistake, every one does. It just so happens that he made a big one. Just put him in jail, no need to make drastic decisions!

    February 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  198. Charlie

    It was not nice to do that to an inocent woman. Throw acid at him!

    February 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  199. Jen Jen

    Well, I think that he should be blinded, but if it causes him too much pain, I'll have to say no.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  200. Madi

    Blinding Ameneh's attacker deosn't keep it from happening in the future to other people. Some one else could attack people with acid. I think Ameneh should have taken the blood money and have her attacker in jail for a very long time!

    February 20, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  201. ruby

    i think that she is doing the right thing, i would do the same thing, but no for pay back. i would do it so other people know that it is wrong and that you will get justice.

    – ruby

    February 20, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  202. Charlie

    If someone does not want to mary you leave them alone. It is not nice to put acid on them.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  203. Sebastian

    i think that the guy got what he deserved. All criminals who hurt some one should get that treatment then be put in jail!!

    February 20, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  204. ruby

    i mean the person you did it to would get justice

    February 20, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  205. Angel

    I think that the man should be put into prison RIGHT NOW, or should be put into a straight chair. Just because she didn't want to marry him doesn't mean that he had to throw that acid in her face. Like they said
    "An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind."

    February 20, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  206. Coach Bates Class

    This is terrible! Some of us think he should be punished with the acid. Others in our class want him to be punished, but in a different way.

    February 20, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  207. Olivia

    If everyone believed in "An eye for an eye" the world just be a place of danger and revenge. Although he should be severely punished, an eye for an eye is NOT the way to go!

    February 20, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  208. Tanner

    I think that the punishment is just beacause why shold he keep his eyes if he took someone eles'es

    February 20, 2009 at 1:00 pm |
  209. Sabrina

    I don't think he should be blinded. I think he should pay for the hospital bills (if any) and be sentenced to take anger management for a long time. Ameneh should deffanitly put a restraining order on him. She should have done that a long time ago, I know I would have.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:01 pm |
  210. Tiffany

    That is so rud.
    It is not fair and mean.
    Why would he do that.
    I think it scould happen to him.
    Then he will know how much this purson hurts inside.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:05 pm |
  211. Erik

    I have mixed feelings about this one. The punishment is sort of extreme but here in the U.S people are given the death penalty for killing another person so why should this be any different.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:17 pm |
  212. Chandler

    I think he will get what he has coming for him.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:17 pm |
  213. Shaq

    I think that it is a fair treatment. Somebody who takes sight, should have their sight taken. I don't think it is a good thing to do in government, though.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:18 pm |
  214. Simone

    I think it was a very good idea to make him pay for his actions, because obviously he had lost his mind. I would be there when he got acid poured in his eyes with popcorn.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:18 pm |
  215. Abby

    I think that this punishment is harsh, but not unheard of. I think we all understand that what this man did was wrong and by no doubt should be punished harshly, but he shouldn't get acid dumped on his face.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:19 pm |
  216. Ross

    I think the punishment was the best decision they could have made. That man should have to suffer more than she did because she dd nothing to deserve it

    February 20, 2009 at 1:19 pm |
  217. Wes

    She got what she deserved. But i think she should have taken the money

    February 20, 2009 at 1:20 pm |
  218. Tony

    I think that just because somebody did something wrong doesnt make it right. Just put him in jail for life without parrol.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  219. Jada

    I thin that this is a kvery harsh punishment. I unkderstand that he did wrong to her but, why blind this man. I think he should be taught a lesson. What if someone accidentally killed a baby should they kill another child for what there parents did. So it may seem as a good punishment but really why blind him.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  220. Dillon

    I think that what goes around comes around. Just giving money to make up for it is a good enough. He deserves it completely and i think it should stand

    February 20, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  221. Nazahah

    I think that he should get the eye punishment and go to jail for at least a few years because he needs to feel how it is to be blinded and he needs to be punished for his actions.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:24 pm |
  222. Amanda

    I don't think that it is a fair punishment for Ameneh's attacker. I think that two wrongs don't make a right. He does deserve to be severely punished for forever changing Ameneh's life and he can not get away with simply paying her off.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:26 pm |
  223. Scott

    I completely agree with her decision, if I looked like that i would want him to look the same. Blood Money isn't going to bring back her looks.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:26 pm |
  224. TyLeR

    I think that the man should get acid thrown in his eyes I mean it sounds cruel and all but look at all the pain he has caused that woman.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:27 pm |
  225. Josh

    I think that the lady has every right to want the man to suffer as she is, but if I was in her position I would want the man put in jail.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:27 pm |
  226. jillian

    poor girl. she was so pretty before the acid thing. he should be punished for his actions. i think that he should get the eye-to-eye treatment because that's the pain he put the girl through. he needs to know how it feels.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:29 pm |
  227. Katelyn

    I think that the man should be punished just like the woman because he caused her lots of pain and should be treated the same way even if it is a horrible punishment.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:29 pm |
  228. Elizabeth

    As much as I would love to see the man blinded, if we want a better world we have to set a better example and someone has to take the first step.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:33 pm |
  229. Michael

    If i was the woman, i would consider getting the acid poured in his eyes. But we are in America, so that would be considered unconstitutional. She should take the blood money and he should be sent to jail!

    February 20, 2009 at 1:34 pm |
  230. keyona

    i think he deseves it what is she gonna do with money she cant see and this man is gonna walk around free i think she did the right thing

    February 20, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  231. Elizabeth

    As much as this man deserves going blind it wouldn't help the world. Because an eye for an eye makes the world go blind.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  232. cheyonne

    I think that there should be another way then to throw acid in his face or get the money, but if it was only the two punishments to choose from I think that the acid in his face would be better in stead of taking the money. If she takes the money then he can walk the streets again and maybe do the same thing to another girl.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:36 pm |
  233. Mrs. Jensen's 7th grade LA class

    We feel the attacker should be punished severely, but not with acid. An "eye for an eye" doesn't work in America. We believe in justice AND mercy by the courts.

    February 20, 2009 at 1:44 pm |
  234. andres

    Violence causes most of the mistakes in this world. An eye-for-an-eye promotes this kind of violece. So I think it is a wrong decision. We need to forgive people and make more peace. Peace makes a better world

    February 20, 2009 at 2:00 pm |
  235. Brittany

    I think that is an incorrect punishment for the attacker. I think he should be put in jail for the rest of his life.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:02 pm |
  236. kelz

    i think that she is right... if you do someone wrong for no reason then you should be penalized the same or worst.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:04 pm |
  237. Brad

    I think the man who poured acid in the woman's eye should have the same thing done to him as a punishment. He had no right whatsoever to do that to an innocent woman so he deserves the same punishment

    February 20, 2009 at 2:04 pm |
  238. Mike

    I think the correct punishment is to blind him because he did it to her so its only fair that way. Also, it will help prevent another victim of being blinded by acid.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:04 pm |
  239. Amber

    I don't think that he should have to lose his eyes like her, but I think that he should have some kind of punishment.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:05 pm |
  240. Hope

    I think the only way people in that country are going to stop violent crimes like that is to be severely punished. I think eye for an eye is the best way, that way the people of Iran will be too scared to commit crimes like that in the future.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:06 pm |
  241. Ryan

    I feel that the guy who did that should get acid thrown in his face and be put in jail for life. He should definitely get what he deserves for causing that much pain to someone just for saying no.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:06 pm |
  242. TY

    i feel the dude should get acid in his eye to. i mean that is some serious stuff and he should have to know what its like to have to deal with blindness like she has to

    February 20, 2009 at 2:09 pm |
  243. Madi and Leisa

    We think it's a fair idea. If that happened to me I would want the person who did it to know what it's like.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:10 pm |
  244. jeremy

    Taking from a human rights standpoint, I feel that Ameneh's retaliation from her injuries proves to be unconstitutional by our own standards, however, we should not be ethnocentric in our feelings towards this opinion. Our view of the world should be culturally relative and accept Ameneh's wishes. It should make us take a step back and appreciate the justice system that is in place in a democratic republic such as the United States.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:10 pm |
  245. Kaela&Laura

    We think that they should punish him like the same way she got hurt. Like put acid on his face and see how he likes it! But seriously thats so wrong!! =(

    February 20, 2009 at 2:10 pm |
  246. michael

    i think that he should get the acid for blinding that woman. but if i was the one giving him the sentence then i would give him the death penalty, u just dont do something like that to a person.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:11 pm |
  247. Joel

    This punishment fits the crime. If he just pays the money it sets an example that any person can get away with it. The lady just wants to protect others by making an example of him.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:12 pm |
  248. Lou Lou

    Two wrongs don't make a right. She should move on with her life. I do agree that he should be punished but not by putting acid into his eyes. It just seems kind of childish.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:12 pm |
  249. Daniel

    I believe that the man that blindes this woman should have acid put in his eyes. If he does it again then they should put him in jail for life. either or this man sould be dealt with so he never does it again.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:13 pm |
  250. Katie Kay

    I don’t think the whole acid approach is an equal or fair punishment. How would that solve anything. It’s not like he was targeting random people. He was just focused on her. He should still be punished. Prison perhaps, but not the acid because then she would be just as good as him.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:13 pm |
  251. Kyle

    I think that putting acid in his eye is crazy but reasonable if he wanted to burn someone else with the acid then he should feel the pain right back he will definitely realize his doings were wrong.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:13 pm |
  252. Kayla

    He shouldn’t have to get acid poured on his eyes but I do believe that he should be put in prison for a really long time. What he did was really wrong.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:14 pm |
  253. Harrison

    I believe that Ameneh should get revenge by bliding the attacker as well as recieving the "blood money". That kind of action (especially toward a female) should be piad for with full consequences. If I were deciding the punishment, I would also add some time in jail because of his attitude and harrassments to her before the crime was commited.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:15 pm |
  254. Alexis

    I agree with Ameneh Bahrami and the Iranian court. This punishment is not so much revenge as it is a deterrent from further crimes of this nature. If you were to look at countries that cut of the hand of a thief, their thievery rate is much lower. Punishments that match the crime prevent further offense. It’s a proven fact.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:15 pm |
  255. Heather & micayla

    We think blinding the attacker is the right punishment. Now the attacker can feel the same pain that Ameneh Bahrami is feeling.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:15 pm |
  256. Eric

    i think that its a good punishment. he pretty much deserves it for ruining her life.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:15 pm |
  257. Jordan

    Personally I feel as though he needs to be punished another way. Is it really necessary to make another person in this world blind and disabled? Yeah, he definitely deserves to be punished for what he did, but you can’t fight fire with fire. Maybe like cut off his hand or something, both hands if that makes her feel better, but throwing acid in his face, that is not going to make the women feel better in the long run, well, it shouldn’t anyway.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:16 pm |
  258. Mas

    That is the saddest thing since 9/11

    February 20, 2009 at 2:16 pm |
  259. connor

    all i got to say is instead of putting acid in his eyes . they should break his knees and make him do a lap around an olympic swimming pool

    February 20, 2009 at 2:17 pm |
  260. Jimmy

    I agree with that decision. I think it is fair.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:18 pm |
  261. Braunagel

    I feel they should not punish him by pouring acid in his eyes. It is not necessary to do the same crime twice when it’s already bad enough. They should just punish the guy with something worse then what he did to her.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  262. JJ

    I think that if Ameneh took the "blood money" first and then have acid thrown in his face then put him in jail. If the person that is supose to throw acid in Ameneh's attacker didn't do that and put him in jail then throw acid in his face then Ameneh would be very happy.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  263. belac

    I think she should get to burn his eyes out and se how he likes it.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  264. Ricky

    I think the guy shoul have acid thrown in his eyes. He caused a woman to suffe for the rest of her life he should be put through the same punishment so he can never do anything like that again. I think a man that would hurt a woman is not a man anyway.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  265. ty

    I believe that the man should be punished the same way he asulted the girl

    February 20, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  266. Stephanie

    That poor woman told him to leave her alone several times, but he just wouldn’t take no for an answer and punished her for the rest of her life just because he didn’t like to hear a two letter word. He took away her self confidence, her beauty, and now her chances of getting married are slim to none because who wants to marry someone with a melted face? As shallow as that sounds, it’s true. And if she ever has children she will not know what they look like, how sad is that not to be able to see your own child? That man should suffer the same exact offense as she did. If they don’t then everyone will assume they can get away with throwing acid in a poor woman’s face.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  267. Coach

    Human nature with added anger lends itself to the eye for an eye mentality, but doesn't every human have basic human rights? Unlike the current penal system in America where it seems that the only discomfort that prisoners experience is the lack of mobility, my only request is that the punishment redered reflect an overall discomfort for the guilty. In this case, if it is an eye for an eye, then so be it.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:22 pm |
  268. Corbin

    That’s crazy to blind another person even if they threw acid in her eyes. It’s true he does deserve punishment, but to strap the guy down and pour acid in his eyes is too much. The man sounds mentally unstable if he threw acid in her eyes for not marrying him. Instead of torturing him to keep him from “attacking again” they should just execute him, because he won’t be attacking people again if he’s dead.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:22 pm |
  269. Taylor

    It is a justified punishment we put people to the death penalty for being murders, he deserves it.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  270. Spencer

    I don’t agree with an eye for an eye punishment at all. I don’t believe that this type of punishment is ever justified. This lady clearly just wants revenge rather than justice, and I believe prison is enough of a punishment. I know she must feel very angry that her sight was taken away, but she needs to realize that what she is proposing is just as sick as what the attacker did to her. If he spends a very long time in jail, justice will be served, but in a humane way, and something like this will hopefully never happen again.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  271. Danielle

    i think she should get blood money because blinding the attacker would not solve anything and it is cruel. I agree that he did that to her but still, what would it solve?

    February 20, 2009 at 2:27 pm |
  272. Jimmy

    It is easy to look at this from a third party perspective and say the decision would be simple. She was wronged, yes. What was done to her was a damading, life altering event that can be undone and the damages from it will most likely never be repaired but allowing her to repeat the act would be... barbaric. Childish. She should take a higher road, see how this effected her, and never wish it on another person.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:30 pm |
  273. Joe Dirt

    I think they should do both because he will know what it feels like to have his eyes burned.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:33 pm |
  274. Kiera

    Sure what he did was cruel, but it shouldn't have to happen to two people.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:46 pm |
  275. Cody

    I think the punishment should include acid in his eyes, but they should also cut off his fingertips, and then starve him for a week, and then give him a piece of stale bread with no butter that he can't pick up.

    February 20, 2009 at 2:55 pm |
  276. Conrad

    he should be punished for what he did, he should get it back or else it would break the law of what goes around comes around.

    February 20, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  277. Keeley

    I think that they should have put the guy in jail. It wasn't fair for to be punished by saying NO!

    February 20, 2009 at 3:23 pm |
  278. Alison

    I think Ameneh has a right to be upset, but I personally think that making him blind isn't right.Two wrongs don't make a right.

    February 20, 2009 at 3:24 pm |
  279. Haley

    I think that the attaker has done a very wrong thing for sure. He should be punished for it but i don't beleive that he should be blinded for it. That is a little on the inhumane side of things and I think she should take a shot at the "blood money".

    February 20, 2009 at 3:25 pm |
  280. Ms. Keller's Class

    Our class was split today on this story. Part of us believe in the courts to make the appropriate judgement, some of believe two wrongs don't make a right, but we all believe that if everyone still abided by the Golden Rule "treat others the way you want to be treated," this incident would have never happened. Some people are missing the empathetic gene and need to be punished in other ways to the betterment and future of society.

    February 20, 2009 at 3:33 pm |
  281. Britney

    i think that the eye for an eye idea is reasonable. the attacker should have to go through what she went through its only fair. This does not make her just as bad either it makes them even not any worse than what the attcker did to her!

    February 20, 2009 at 3:35 pm |
  282. Cayla

    I agree because he shouldn't have put acid in her eyes to begin with. If all the people in Iran knew if they put acid in other people's eyes they get their eyes burned out too, they probably wouldn't do that.

    February 20, 2009 at 3:35 pm |
  283. Max

    I think he should of turned himself in because that was serius. that woman was totally inasent.

    February 20, 2009 at 3:38 pm |
  284. Sarah :)

    I know that she wants to "save other people" from getting hurt like she did, but fighting fire with fire never helped anyone. I don't think that Doing the the same thing to him will punish him, it's just cruel

    February 20, 2009 at 3:45 pm |
  285. Mardi

    I don't think that they should blind him. He did the crime and he is paying the time and he doesn't need anything else to be punished.

    February 20, 2009 at 3:46 pm |
  286. Luke

    What would Jesus do?

    February 20, 2009 at 3:46 pm |
  287. Jade

    I think that the man that proposed to her should get what he deserves he had no right to through acid in his face and justice should be served!

    February 20, 2009 at 3:47 pm |
  288. Corbin

    I believe that the only way to get the message across to criminals is to make them feel the same way their victims did. If they want to pour acid in the man's eyes, then that will make sure nothing like this will happen again, since people are so willing to inflict pain on other people, but won't inflict it on themselves

    February 20, 2009 at 3:48 pm |
  289. Jake

    I think he should be tried and receive a punishment that wouldn't be included in the Cruel and Unusual Punishment section. He should however get the punishment he deserves.

    February 20, 2009 at 3:48 pm |
  290. Jade

    I think that the man that proposed to her should get what he deserves he had no right to through acid in her face and justice should be served!

    February 20, 2009 at 3:51 pm |
  291. Jenna

    I think he should pay for surgery or something so she can look the way she did before the incident. He should pay for it and pay her for doing something as awful as this.

    February 20, 2009 at 3:52 pm |
  292. Rebecca

    I think that it was wrong what Ameneh did was wrong but, blinding him won`t solve anything. He should be punished but, its a little rash to take that kind of mesure.

    February 20, 2009 at 3:55 pm |
  293. Amanda

    I don't think that the attacker should be blinded with acid. I understand that the woman wants this because she doesn't want anyone else to ever go through what she went through, but I believe that demanding "an eye for an eye" is wrong. The same thing applies here. The man should be punished for what he did, because his crime was definitely wrong, but I strongly disagree with him being punished by experiencing what he did to this woman.

    February 20, 2009 at 3:57 pm |
  294. Olivia

    Although he did hurt her, it would be wrong to do the same back. Should Rihanna be alowed to beat up Chris Brown? No.

    February 20, 2009 at 4:07 pm |
  295. Abby

    I actually think that is so right! I mean if someone did that to me I would be mad and sad and just angry with that person. In order for the person to understand what they did they have to experience the same situation that the other person had been done to. I think it's only fair.

    February 20, 2009 at 4:08 pm |
  296. Olivia

    I can see where her line of thinking is coming from, but I don't think he should have acid put in his eyes. I do think he should be put in jail for a VERY large amount of time.

    February 20, 2009 at 4:11 pm |
  297. Matthew

    I think that the guy should get back what he hes done to that women so there will be two acid blind people instead of the innocent one that didn't deserve it just because she didn't wan to marry him!!!

    February 20, 2009 at 4:18 pm |
  298. Jared

    Hammurabi set up the first set of established "laws", and I honestly think that eye for an eye is a worthy law. And even if the attacker isn't punished, his conscience and shame should be enough for him.

    February 20, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  299. nicole

    I didn't know that lady was blind

    February 20, 2009 at 4:30 pm |
  300. Emily

    I think he should get the punishment. Then he would know how she feels from him blinding her. But I still think he should get a harsher punishment.

    February 20, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  301. Anonymous

    I saw it i just cant beleve it acid who is sick enough to do that i mean serously thats just wrong.

    February 20, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  302. Jeff

    i think it is pure evil to hurt someone who rejected you in the first place, but making them sufur that badly defenitily needs punishment but the could be jail

    February 20, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  303. Sarah

    I think that he should be charged because what if you were walking home, heard footsteps and someone blinded you with acid. Well I am completely on her side.

    February 20, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  304. Betsy

    I think that the man should be punished, but pouring acid in his face seems a bit extreme. Jail would be good. Jail for a long, long time.

    February 20, 2009 at 5:02 pm |
  305. Alexis

    if that was me i would trample the guy....................... ^_^

    February 20, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  306. Samantha,tori and hannah

    we all think that he should get a eye for a eye becuase it was very wrong of him to do that and he should also have to suffer the consequnces. love you carl!!!!

    February 20, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  307. susie

    i think they should let her do the same thing back to him as he did to her (:

    February 20, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  308. Lucinda

    Going to a catholic school I have learned, that when someone does something you should not fight back but that man earned his punishment.

    February 20, 2009 at 5:32 pm |
  309. Laquisha

    I think that fighting fire with fire only makes a bigger fire. If this was my defense i would take the money and leave. 🙂

    February 20, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  310. Pate

    I think the eye for an eye concept makes sense. It's not fair if Ameneh's attacker gets off with a simple jail sentence, while Ameneh is handicapped for the rest of her life. He should suffer the same fate he caused her. Then I think he would feel truly sorry for what he's done to her.

    February 20, 2009 at 5:48 pm |
  311. Martha

    This is a horrible thing to have happened and I feel horrible for this women but the man deserves everything he gets. This man ruined her life for purely selfish reasons, and even though some people say that this ruling isnt fair, that its selfish...she deserves HER JUSTICE...the only justice she feels will make her safe and others safe as well. This man wil never understand the pain he caused this woman and I only pray that he'll feel some of that pain when justice is served.

    February 20, 2009 at 5:50 pm |
  312. Jackie

    "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." is the expression we usually hear, but in this case it's no different, I don't think he should have his sight taken away. I think he should pay a large amount of money and or pay for surgery on her face to reconstruct it and also spend a life sentence in jail.

    February 20, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  313. Rylee

    I dont think that blinding her was the right punishment just because she said NO when the guy asked her to marry her!!!!!!!!!!!!! she did not deserve to get acid thrown into her face.If that was me i would of beat up that guy! 🙂

    February 20, 2009 at 6:07 pm |
  314. Daniel

    He should have acid poured in his face see how he likes it,also where did he get the acid from in the first place.

    February 20, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  315. Emma

    She probably does feel like she wants some revenge because he blinded her. But her idea of revenge is blinding him...this may seen resasonable to her, but it's a little disturbing that she would want such a violent revenge. Just take the money and forgive.

    February 20, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  316. Emma

    *pay the money

    February 20, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  317. Ella

    He should pay for the crime that he committed. Even though it might seem unfair in our society, it is normal in their's.

    February 20, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  318. Austin

    I think that she should blind him for that because he blinded her. he should pay a fine and get blinded for the punishment..... DUH dont we get in trouble for things we do?

    February 20, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  319. Carlos

    I feel sorry for her too but why would the man throw acid at her when he is angry? If I were him I would not do that! That is not cool and she said no to him. That made him angry. This is not what men should do.

    February 20, 2009 at 6:24 pm |
  320. Danya

    Well, I think that they should punish him by blinding him. I really don't think that saying "no" is a reason for blinding someone. Besides, where could he have gotten the acid from???

    February 20, 2009 at 6:24 pm |
  321. Kaitlyn

    If it were me I would make him suffer just like I did......no questions asked!

    February 20, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  322. Sydole

    The ghy who did it should get punished but not that way! It is like fighting fire with fire. fire+fire+FIRE. not ice

    February 20, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  323. Alison

    Ameneh has a right to be upset, but I do not think it would be right to burn him with acid. Two wrongs don't make a right.

    February 20, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  324. Victoria

    I believe what that man did was wrong, but I find it cruel to do the same thing to him. He should be punnished severelly though.

    February 20, 2009 at 6:33 pm |
  325. Joseph

    I think that an eye for an eye is right in this situation. I would want my attacker to feal the pain i did so that he wouldn't do it again. Although the money could have helped her, I think she made the right desicion.

    February 20, 2009 at 6:34 pm |
  326. Alison

    I think that he should not be punished by blinding him but by showing him what he did to Ameneh. He may rethink what he did and if it was worth it.

    February 20, 2009 at 6:35 pm |
  327. carley

    I DO NOT THINK HE SHOULD BE PUISHED HE SOULD JUST BE IN JAIL FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.

    February 20, 2009 at 6:48 pm |
  328. hanna

    The guy should get acid on his eye, because he did a terrible thing. What goes around comes around.

    February 20, 2009 at 6:50 pm |
  329. Allison

    I think that justice was served!! The guy got what he deserved, and I think that he could get a more harsh punishment, but acid thrown in his eyes is good enough.

    February 20, 2009 at 6:59 pm |
  330. Brianna

    I think that he should get the eye for an eye and get the same pain that she got because what he did to her was uncalled for ... there was no reason for him to that to her... just because she didn't wanna marry him that was really stupid for him to do that

    February 20, 2009 at 6:59 pm |
  331. Jasmine

    I think that blinding the attacker is just as worse. She should just take the money and be happy with it before something worse happens.

    February 20, 2009 at 6:59 pm |
  332. Carolyn

    I think the eye for an eye punishment is wrong. Fighting violence with violence just doesn't work! The man should have a life sentence in jail to make sure it doesn't happen again. What he did was wrong and he deserves to be punished for it.

    February 20, 2009 at 7:02 pm |
  333. gabi

    i dont know.... i guess she should get the blood money but that guy should be punished. it depends on how strong her feeling are in this situation. ^-^
    cnn student new rox!!

    February 20, 2009 at 7:15 pm |
  334. Ringo

    i think that he should not be blinded but served a fair trail cause "treat others the way you want to be treated"

    February 20, 2009 at 7:27 pm |
  335. Madison

    I don't think someone should force someone to marry them, and then when they don't say yes, that they should harm their life forever.

    February 20, 2009 at 7:28 pm |
  336. Maddie

    "An Eye for eye makes the world go blind." Thats what the say is. The guy deserves punishment but blinding him? That sounds a little harsh right there, can't they just make pay for her hospital bill? Harassment is wrong and the woman should have someone this problem! Thanks for listening!^^

    February 20, 2009 at 7:31 pm |
  337. rachhel

    I completely agree with Ameneh. That was a terrible thing to do to her and he should know exactly how she feels and what she is going through!

    February 20, 2009 at 7:45 pm |
  338. Christan

    I THINK HE DESERVES IT. AN EYE FOR AN EYE AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH. HE SHOULD GET ACID IN HIS EYES SO HE KNOWS HOW IT FEELS. DONT DO THE CRIME IF U CANT DO THE TIME.!!!!!!!!!!

    February 20, 2009 at 7:51 pm |
  339. Alex

    I think she should acis his face to get him back

    February 20, 2009 at 8:09 pm |
  340. Chimane

    That definatly was not the right thing to put acid on her face. But I think having an eye for an eye is a little to harsh. He needs to find a better way to deal with his anger. They should find another sentence to punish him with.

    February 20, 2009 at 8:17 pm |
  341. Amelia

    I dont usually use cliches but i think that Ameneh ahould take this one into consideration," Two wrongs dont make a right." This statement may be used frequently but in this situation it really applies. She may want to contemplate her actions before it is too late to take them back.

    February 20, 2009 at 8:18 pm |
  342. Molly

    That is so not right. I would never do that in my life. I wouldn't an American would do that to someone. That is just rude and hurtful to that person.

    February 20, 2009 at 8:18 pm |
  343. emilee

    Honestly, I would take both. Have him have acid in his eyes and then have him pay a fine. He should have thought twice about throwing acid in someone's face.

    February 20, 2009 at 8:21 pm |
  344. Kourtney :)

    If they did decide to throw acid in his face it would stop it from happening again to someone else cause who wants to get Acid in thier face!!!!! duh!!!

    February 20, 2009 at 8:21 pm |
  345. Unknown

    I think that her reason is good, but with the wrong idea. Two wrongs don't make a right. I feel sorry for her to have to gone through this troubling experience.

    February 20, 2009 at 8:27 pm |
  346. Benny

    I think that there should be a comprise. The attacker should be burned with acid so that it disfigures him as it did the lady and also pay the blood money. He will have to live with his punishment for the rest of his life and the lady may be able to use the money for surgery of some kind.

    February 20, 2009 at 8:41 pm |
  347. mariah

    i say that she should be able to do what she wants to do to him because he really should have acceppted the truth that she did not wat to marry him

    February 20, 2009 at 8:46 pm |
  348. Nikita

    I think that her poring acid in his eyes is a good enough punishment but, he should also pay for her medical bills.

    February 20, 2009 at 9:01 pm |
  349. Terrell

    I dont think its a good thing to do that because I would be the bigger person and im sure it will catch up with him

    -Terrell

    February 20, 2009 at 9:02 pm |
  350. Buddy

    i think he should get what she got which is acid to the eyes becasue if she suffers he should have to as well

    February 20, 2009 at 9:14 pm |
  351. Dylan

    I think that they should givre him that punishment, it isn't right for someone to do something like that to a poor woman, I'M ROOTING FOR YOU GIRL.! That's all I have to say about that.

    February 20, 2009 at 9:21 pm |
  352. Brittany

    I feel that he should be blinded with acid and she should also get the so called "blood money" for what he had done.

    February 20, 2009 at 9:26 pm |
  353. Drake

    after seeing Ameneh i almost wanted to puke, from the grossness of the way she looked, but the stupid idiot that caused this to happen to Ameneh should be locked in prison PERMANANTLY NO PEROLE NO NOTHING OF THAT NATURE

    February 20, 2009 at 9:40 pm |
  354. tom

    i think that he should have more than just being blinded because he has ruined her life and i think his life should be ruined as well

    February 20, 2009 at 9:48 pm |
  355. Alice

    I think that though Ameneh Brahrami is entitled to see her attacker punished, it is not right for her to hurt him the same way he hurt her. If she hurts him the same way he hurt her, she is just as bad as he is. The only difference between their actions is that Ameneh Brahrami has the pretense of law covering it. There is no excuse for what her attacker did, just as there would be no excuse for her to do the same. It is never right to fight fire with fire; you will only get burned. No one should be able to hurt anyone like that, no matter what they did.

    February 20, 2009 at 9:49 pm |
  356. scarlett

    i feel that she should have taken the "blood money" because if her attacker has to take acid it would be more like revenge than a punishment.

    February 20, 2009 at 9:54 pm |
  357. Rosalie

    Ameneh Brahrami is fully entitled to choose whatever punishment she wants for her attacker. He hurt her; he should feel her pain. It is perfectly right for Ameneh Brahrami to want her attacker to experience her suffering, to feel the pain he enflicted.

    February 20, 2009 at 9:56 pm |
  358. Rebecca

    Thats not cool at all i think he should feel what he did to her.And my teacher and my classmates were talking about that alot .

    Thank you,
    Rebecca

    February 20, 2009 at 9:57 pm |
  359. Quan

    An eye for an eye would be the most fair punishment for the vicious attack that took place on that poor woman. No prison sentance can make that malicious man feel the pain she has to endure and is reminded of every day. I hope that the right decision is made and that the law of an eye for an eye is enforced and justice is served! See you monday Carl.

    February 20, 2009 at 9:59 pm |
  360. Bella

    If everyone took an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, the whole world would be eyeless and toothless. If all we wanted was revenge and vengance, everyone would suffer from the people they'd hurt, as well as inflict pain on the people who wronged them.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  361. rebecca

    I think he should be blind to see how that makes him feel no fair at all if that was me i would do the same to him see how it makes him feel.My teacher told me thats not a nice way but still i got to make my own way.Me and my classmates are big fan!!!!!!!!!!!(5A-4B we love you)

    February 20, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  362. Stephanie

    i do not believe that the man should have his eyes burned. It makes violence the answer, although it never is.......
    However, I do not believe in taking blood money. It does nothing. I would not want to take someone else's money.
    But he should be jailed instead. For life. no perol

    February 20, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  363. DaWayne

    When You fight fire with fire everyone gets hurt

    February 20, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  364. Ashleigh

    I think that it isn't okay for them to do that. Sure he did completly ruin her face, but 2 wrongs don't make it right. What I would do is sentence him for life in jail.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  365. Erin

    I think that it's bad what her attacker did but two wrongs don't make a right.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  366. Bella

    Two wrongs don't make a right.

    February 20, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  367. josh

    like the saying goes eye for a eye, arm for a arm,etc. this is a world where justice is left unattended so this is the right thing to do,like she said 'i don't want this to anyone else'.

    February 20, 2009 at 11:33 pm |
  368. mariah

    I think that he deserves to be blind. If one man is going to use violence to get the girl to marry him, and it hurts her, then she should get what's comming to him, and pay for it.

    February 21, 2009 at 12:31 am |
  369. Blayre

    An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. I do definitely agree that he should recieve severe punishment, however, two wrongs don't make a right.

    February 21, 2009 at 12:41 am |
  370. Quan

    An eye for an eye would be the most fair punishment for the vicious attack that took place on that poor woman. No prison sentance can make that malicious man feel the pain she has to endure and is reminded of every day. I hope that the right decision is made and that the law of an eye for an eye is enforced and justice is served! See you monday Carl.

    February 21, 2009 at 12:55 am |
  371. emoshawna

    yes, i think it is a good idea. other people who are thinking of doing it will realize that it will hurt them alot. And they may be detured and not do it.

    February 21, 2009 at 1:20 am |
  372. Junie

    Even though it is terrible to get back the way she got hurt, I agree on taking an eye to an eye. Because it was done on purpose I think they chose a reasonable puishment . It should help the others causing an similer crim. I sure don't want anything like that happening to ME!

    February 21, 2009 at 6:32 am |
  373. shaina

    its okay for them to do that but still to wrongs dont make a right granted he should not have done that to her

    February 21, 2009 at 9:09 am |
  374. Somya

    I think that the story was pretty weird. that person should go to prison or get a punnishment. I would understand if that was an accident but he really meant to hurt her.

    February 21, 2009 at 9:41 am |
  375. shanelle

    I think it's bad,but What the attacker did was very wrong.

    February 21, 2009 at 10:11 am |
  376. kiki

    I think he deserves acid in his eyes to .
    If you do something bad to somebody you should get it right back at you.

    February 21, 2009 at 10:11 am |
  377. shanelle:)

    I feel very sorry for that women,Her attacker is probably feeling gulity and he should for what he done to a innocent women like her!

    February 21, 2009 at 10:14 am |
  378. Collin

    I feel deeply sorry for the lady. But the fact she wants to help other people is very astonishing.

    February 21, 2009 at 10:23 am |
  379. Sandy

    I think an eye for an eye truely makes the whole world blind. I usually think an eye for an eye is not right, but this is serious! The attacker should face a serious punishment and get blinded by acid also. He should get a taste of his own poke in the eye!

    February 21, 2009 at 12:03 pm |
  380. Holly

    I don't think he should be blinded. What he did was horrible, but they should find a differen't punishment.

    February 21, 2009 at 1:00 pm |
  381. Britnee

    I think it isnt a fair punishment two wrongs dont make a right. A fair punishment would be to sentence this guy to jail for life so this wouldnt happen agian.

    February 21, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  382. Princess

    People are saying this isnt a fair punishment but if you got acid thrown at your eyes and you could never see agian you would think differently.

    February 21, 2009 at 1:27 pm |
  383. Brittnee

    People are saying this isnt a fair punishment but if you got acid thrown at your eyes and you could never see agian you would think differently.

    -Brittnee

    February 21, 2009 at 1:28 pm |
  384. Gerry

    I think that if you throw acid in someone’s face then your begging for him or her to do it back. Abide by the golden rule.

    February 21, 2009 at 1:48 pm |
  385. Josh

    I don't think it would be rite. Just throw him in prison

    February 21, 2009 at 2:45 pm |
  386. Hannah

    they should punish him but not with blinding, it's just teaching that if you do something like that it gets done back and to me that's the game that my mom used to play on us kids. if we did something to the younger sibling we got it back but in an adult justice system there should be more humane ways of dealing with this than just giving it right back to the other person. I say he should be made to pay the money but should also write a formal appology letter and also should serve some type of community service or be imprisoned for an appropriate amount of time

    February 21, 2009 at 2:49 pm |
  387. Raycheal

    I think that she should be able to blind him back.
    haha. give him what he deserves. if someone did that to me i would do it back. cause that is mean and she shouldnt be suffering for no reason. i would blind him and make him suffer for the rest of his life. he is a mean person!!!!
    :p

    February 21, 2009 at 3:01 pm |
  388. Joseph

    I think that he deserves punishment, and something pretty harsh, but not acid thrown in his eyes. Revenge isn't the right answer to this problem.

    February 21, 2009 at 3:39 pm |
  389. Jenny

    An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth just leaves you with a bunch of toothless blind people.

    February 21, 2009 at 3:43 pm |
  390. Dana

    I think they should blind the attacker so the attacker harm any one else!!

    February 21, 2009 at 3:43 pm |
  391. Haley

    I think that she does have some rights to what the punishment should be for this crime. On the other hand if she would not want this to happen to her than she probably shouldn't do it to anyone else. There are many punisments out there that would fit this situation. I don't think that she should take the blood money because I don't think that money can fix everything.

    February 21, 2009 at 3:55 pm |
  392. Marissa

    So i believe that her attacker should be punished but i don't know about blinding him. It would be like the saying don't fight fire with fire because you'll just get a bigger fire. Because what would happen once they blinded him? I think that would just make him bore angry and once he got out of prison (if he gets sent to prison) then he would have adapted to being blind and would be able to hurt her even more. But he should be punished very badly but then again in that country that is sort of their idea (that the man should get what he wants). I don't know exactly how he should be punished but it should be something that would definitely keep him away from her and anyone else.

    February 21, 2009 at 4:34 pm |
  393. Coty

    I believe that this woman looked nice before she was blinded, but i also think the man which blinded her should get a punishment like a death sentence or just a lifetime on prison, my conclusion is just to make sure the man who blinded this nice woman should just have a worse punishment.

    February 21, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  394. Joccelynn

    I say that she have to give revenge to him.

    February 21, 2009 at 5:31 pm |
  395. Leslie

    I think they should put acid in his eyes. So it can show as an example for other people.

    February 21, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  396. Brennan

    An eye for an eye makes the world blind. Make peace not hate. She should of taken the blood money.

    February 21, 2009 at 6:50 pm |
  397. Mr. Brooks class

    We think he should get the punishment, but ameneh should have to do something in return.

    February 21, 2009 at 6:56 pm |
  398. Kelli

    I think that he should go through the same thing that he put her through, it's only fair

    February 21, 2009 at 8:23 pm |
  399. ashton

    man thats just crazy i mean he should die or go to jail for that

    February 21, 2009 at 9:25 pm |
  400. brianna

    i think that they should do something about the acid attck because its not right to force someone to marry you when they do not want to i think that is so wrong for someone to do such a thing like that!!!!!!!!

    February 21, 2009 at 9:35 pm |
  401. A.J

    I think the man should get the same fate what goes around comes around

    February 21, 2009 at 9:36 pm |
  402. Hannah

    An eye for an eye? That is not the way his punishment should be. You hurt me so I hurt you? No way! That's childish. Make the evil man work for the community and do something productive for the rest of his life. Forgive and forget, please.

    February 21, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  403. Robert

    I think that justice will be served if he is executed instead of blinded by acid because to me what he did was a crime against humanity and this woman did nothing to hurt him. I don't think that anyone should defend this man either because he had no right to commit this act.

    February 21, 2009 at 11:15 pm |
  404. Naheed

    It should be eye for an eye unless the woman forgives him and ask for the blood money. If she wants him to be punished exactly the way he did to her then she is not for something unfair to be done with her attacker. Just for a while we put the attacker in her shoes what would he have expected of his attacker.

    February 22, 2009 at 12:24 am |
  405. Darcee=)

    I think that its fair an eye for an eye....but will that make things any better? its just going to make the other family and him even more mad! just waiting for a chance to get revenge!

    February 22, 2009 at 1:29 am |
  406. Ashley

    I think it should be allowed to punish.

    February 22, 2009 at 1:31 am |
  407. Kerry

    I don't think this should happen. An eye for an eye is alomst as bad as the original crime, and if we know this, we shouldn't let horrible thing happen all over again. And besides, making eye for an eye dicision won't make any difference to her as to any body else. Murder happens even if there's a death penalty.

    February 22, 2009 at 6:47 am |
  408. Paco

    I believe it is a fair trade. The attacker should know how it feels like to be blind. He should also feel the pain he gave her.

    February 22, 2009 at 9:04 am |
  409. Alex

    I think he should go to jail first then get acid in his eyes because if he got acid in his eyes first he would "special treatment" when he doesnt deserve it.

    February 22, 2009 at 9:37 am |
  410. Alexandra

    Yes he should get acid in his eyes because he needs to learn from his mistakes and she need to give him a taste of his own medicine -Alexandra

    February 22, 2009 at 9:52 am |
  411. Jordan

    i think that he should get acid put back into his eye so he cant see for the rest of his life. I think that girls should mary whoever she wants to and not forced.

    February 22, 2009 at 10:04 am |
  412. zach

    I think it is fair. She used to be the envy of her friends, then sploosh! Acid everywhere in her face. And all because she turned down marriage. I understand how revenge would not be appropriate, and just a trial and/or execution would be fair.
    P.S. Where did he get the acid.

    February 22, 2009 at 10:20 am |
  413. Darylle

    I don't think what he did was fair at all ! When she said no , he should've taken it , but instead he's going to face what she had to go through . A terrible taste of acid .
    Seriously , where did he get that ?!

    February 22, 2009 at 2:08 pm |
  414. Hannah

    I think she should take the money from the government but not try to blind him because it will make things worse.

    February 22, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  415. Malachi

    I think that the person that done it should get sent to jail for 2 years for what he to the lady

    February 22, 2009 at 3:39 pm |
  416. Haley girl

    blind him two , he had no right to do he needs it

    February 22, 2009 at 4:41 pm |
  417. Ruby

    I barely even watched it, It was pretty disturbing.
    But! I think, it's pretty fair.
    Isn't there an old saying, "an eye for an eye"
    ???
    Maybe, after they did or do this, people will see what happens, and not do it:)

    February 22, 2009 at 5:09 pm |
  418. Ruby

    They shouldn't have done this!!
    Sure, he did something horrible, but two right don't make a wrong!

    February 22, 2009 at 5:10 pm |
  419. Lydia

    I totally believe that he should have acid thrown in his face. If they kill him he won't get to feel the pain she has gone through. From what I've seen he needs to be punished harshly but not killed. He needs to feel the pain of what waking up in the morning and seeing what he has done.

    February 22, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  420. Kelly

    i think that everyone would see the punishment to be different in there mind but i think blood money would be better so that he can see what it has done to her.....and he would no how she must suffer..what she wants is revenge but as they say revenge is never the answer...he will get his in time

    February 22, 2009 at 6:07 pm |
  421. hailie

    i think he should get acid thrown in his face "eye for an eye baby " but he should also pay a fine .

    February 22, 2009 at 8:54 pm |
  422. Elizabeth

    I don't think that they should punish him like that. Although he blinded her he should be punish by spending the rest of his unfortunate life in jail, or something. Two wrongs don't make a right!

    February 22, 2009 at 8:57 pm |
  423. Kelcie

    I believe he should get a harsher punishment than just a fine and acid thrown in his face. Of course it was completely wrong of him to do that to an woman. He should have to go through what he did to her.

    February 22, 2009 at 9:01 pm |
  424. ann

    i dont think an eye for and eye would be a great idea because then others might want the same thing and the out come could be way worse.Even though it seems fair its doesnt seem to be for the best

    February 22, 2009 at 9:33 pm |
  425. morgan

    i dont think doing the same thing back would be right it will send a bad message to people and it wont really do anything to help i think prison would do the trick :-]

    February 22, 2009 at 11:12 pm |
  426. Ira

    I think this is really kool but she didn't desiver that just cause she said no to him and if that were meh pow in the face

    February 23, 2009 at 7:54 am |
  427. Kelsey

    I don't think that it is right to make to do the same to the guy that made the acid attack because I was always told two wrongs don't make a right. I know that she is probably really angry and mad at the person but she shouldn't punish the attacker because I think it would be the wrong thing to do.

    February 23, 2009 at 11:26 am |
  428. kaylee

    I think an "eye for an eye" is just wrong! The worst that should happen is life in prison..........maybe....

    February 23, 2009 at 11:53 am |
  429. Betty

    I hope she can get her wish. It would be GREAT for her to see the throwing of the acid.. Maybe this is the exact treatment a COWARD should get..........................Betty

    February 23, 2009 at 12:08 pm |
  430. Charlie

    That man is lonely and needs to get a life.

    February 23, 2009 at 12:51 pm |
  431. Marie

    I think that it is awful for anyone to be blinded with acid. I am also stuck between two things. I understand why she wants him to suffer. I would to. But as someone else also said what good does it do to have another blind person in the world?

    February 23, 2009 at 1:24 pm |
  432. bryant

    an eye for an eye seems fair but it isnt but you have to respect other countries laws even though you may not think that it is a fair punishment peolple just really need to stop doing irrisponsible things that wil come back to haunt you

    February 23, 2009 at 1:28 pm |
  433. Ana

    I think that the punishment of having acid in his eyes is horrible. Its bad enough it happened to her, but that is way to harsh to blind someone else too.

    February 23, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  434. Sami

    An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind...........amazing words spoken by Ghandi. Yes, what had happened to her is absolutely horrible, and I hope that it happens to no one else. However, two wrongs do not make a right, and her attacker deserves a different type of punishment.

    February 23, 2009 at 3:28 pm |
  435. colton

    i thik they shoul acid him and he shoulg go to jail for 47 yaers

    February 23, 2009 at 3:45 pm |
  436. justin

    I think that she should bring court action to the abuser

    February 23, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  437. Dominique

    The best nonviolent thing is,to put the attacker in jail for life.
    And It'll stil be the same punishment that the woman sugested
    but nonviolently.

    February 23, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  438. lorie

    I think that the man should get acid in his eyes. That poor lady should still be seeing if it was not for him.

    February 23, 2009 at 7:33 pm |
  439. Maranda

    I think it was absoluelty wrong for him to do that
    ..
    But they are fighting fire with fire.!
    Just lock him up and Throw away the key FOR LIFE
    No need To like Acid him

    February 23, 2009 at 7:46 pm |
  440. clara

    I think thats terrible, on both parts, aciding someones eyes out then damanding to acid out someone else's eyes. I think he should be sent to jail....for a long time. Even if the attacker thought what he was doing was right its been said time and time agian "If you let someone think about it long enough they'll see what was so wrong aboout thier actions" alow this guilt to ferment and viola you've got one sad human being. In additon time is somthing you can never regain but teaches you allot. One day he may even ask forgiveness. Who knows? But not showing him mercy is just as equal as aciding someones eyes/body.

    February 23, 2009 at 8:03 pm |
  441. samantha

    i think he should go though the same pain she did

    -samantha

    February 23, 2009 at 8:45 pm |
  442. Kayla

    I think doing the same thing would be wrong. Like another girl in my class says it really doesn't stop people from commiting heinous crimes like this because like even with the death penalty people still murder. I also think that no matter what their government will choose to do what's best.

    February 23, 2009 at 8:46 pm |
  443. Laurel

    It is the womans choice to blind this man or let him walk free. What she should do is make him suffer because if there is no punishment than this crime will show up more and people wont think its wrong and they know they wont get punished

    February 23, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  444. Steven

    It shouldn't be right to take an eye for an eye. What is the point of blinding another person. There has to be another way to punish the attacker. The blood money should have been taken. That would be better than fighting violence with violence.

    February 24, 2009 at 8:38 am |
  445. Anabel

    I agree with the woman's statement, let the man suffer the consequences. He should feel the pain that the women suffered when he attacked her, and understand what it's like to be blind for life.

    February 24, 2009 at 8:39 am |
  446. CJ

    I think that he should be blinded in the same way.Blinding a woman because she won't marry you..?Thats just not right.Therefore he should be blinded as punishment for her pain and suffering.

    February 24, 2009 at 8:42 am |
  447. Paige

    I don't think it's right for the attacker to go blind too. Why would you show that violence isn't right, by making more violence? Yes, what the attacker did was very wrong, but there are other consequences that can be made for it.

    February 24, 2009 at 8:44 am |
  448. cody

    I think the guy who threw the acid should suffer if we just killed him then he would get off easy. Thats what I think. Yep.

    February 24, 2009 at 8:45 am |
  449. Riley

    I believe that the attacker should be blinded with acid to match the pain that she went through. Another sentence would be letting him off way to easy.

    February 24, 2009 at 8:47 am |
  450. Hunter

    I believe that she should be able to choose his punishment since he made her suffer. Many people say An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind are great words, but sometimes these words could not be put into consideration. Her choice should be the one that determines his fate.

    February 24, 2009 at 8:47 am |
  451. Anabel

    I think that the woman has the right for that kind of punishment, the man should feel what it's like to be blind for your whole life and understand how the woman feels about it.

    February 24, 2009 at 8:53 am |
  452. LeAndra

    I think the person that had done that should get sent to jail for the rest of his life for what he did to the lady.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:11 am |
  453. Lucas

    I think that blinding him with acid is a fair punishment. Do to them what they do to us right? Plus don't we put some murderers to death? I think it's fair and just.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:22 am |
  454. Michael

    I thingk he got what he deserved

    February 24, 2009 at 10:41 am |
  455. mariah

    That is not right and i think that they need to put him away for a while.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:57 am |
  456. Geordan

    She should of got both. She should of cut it in half with the money but still got the guy the same way he got her. So she should of cut both is what I would of done.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:58 am |
  457. jessica

    I think yes, this guy deserves to feel what he made this women feel, but two wrongs don't make a right, they just make a worse situation. Why don't they lock him up in a crazy suit, because thats pretty crazy to poor acid on somebody's face and make them blind.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:58 am |
  458. Jacob

    I think that she took the good choice, eye for an eye. She deserves it, because he blinded her! I'm sure that she could recoup, but he should find out what its like. Maybe he should be blinded, maybe he shouldn't. I think he deserves it.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:58 am |
  459. mckenzie

    i think that the punishment is a great punishment instead of the blood money. Taking his money would not do anything to stop him from attacking another person and blinding them with chemicals to.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:59 am |
  460. Kyler

    I think that revenge is the best way to pay someone back. Yes, sure an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. But maybe the whole world should be blind.

    February 24, 2009 at 11:00 am |
  461. Veronica

    I think that it's terrible what happens to innocent people! I think that I wouldn't blind him for blinding her. I would send him to prison for the rest of his life. By doing this you would be blinding him, but in a different way. You'd be blinding him from society.

    February 24, 2009 at 11:01 am |
  462. Alexa

    I don't think that it was right for that guy to get blinded with acid, because he blinded that girl with acid. He should definitely get punished for what he did because he had no right to do that to that girl just because she wouldn't marry him. Still, they shouldn't have done that to him. That was very wrong for him to do that, but still, why couldn't they just give him another punishment?

    February 24, 2009 at 11:04 am |
  463. Jasmine

    I think that this so called, "punishment" that the defendant was awarded is a senseless idea. I am saddened by what happened to this poor woman, but two wrongs don't make a right. If she does this to him, it makes her just as guilty as him. I think that the defendant should serve a life sentence in jail, so he has to sit there for years and years and think about what he did. So I don't think that this man should be blinded as punishment for what he did to her.

    February 24, 2009 at 11:05 am |
  464. stephi

    i think he deserves what he did to her I think that she should have to decide if he wants him to suffer but i think he should get acid in his eyes for what he did to her

    February 24, 2009 at 11:09 am |
  465. Charlie

    It is a cruel punishment but what the guy did was worse than cruel. I think he deserves it

    February 24, 2009 at 12:41 pm |
  466. Cheyenne

    I think that whatever you have done to someone, you should have the same thing done to you.

    February 24, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  467. jordan+kara

    i think the guy should be exacuted because the person who put acid into there eye should have to feel the pain she had to so kill him kill hiim:)

    February 24, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  468. Girl

    okay i think that guy should get punished for doing that because that took away that ladies sight, and that's about the most precios gift cwe have. The gut should see what it's like to not be able to see, it must suck. He should feel how it's like to not see, because if it was me i would not be happy either sister. mmmhhhmmm!

    February 24, 2009 at 1:11 pm |
  469. Jared

    I believe that is way far because if somebody did something that horrific to me i want them to pay the same price that i did.

    February 24, 2009 at 1:18 pm |
  470. Mckenna

    I think the attacker should get pay back. He shouldn't have done that.
    He deserves what he gets.

    February 24, 2009 at 1:19 pm |
  471. Aryanna

    I wouldn't do that to anyone & first of all If I was the people who got him I would of sprayed something that would hurt your eyes like pepper spray & sprayed it in his eyes see how it feels on on to what it really hurts on her for not having eyes or half of her face anymore

    February 24, 2009 at 1:19 pm |
  472. Cailie

    Ok this whole thing is so dumb. It's bad enough that it happened to one person why do it again??? I think that this person should go to jail for the rest of there live. That is just so mean to so to someone. WHY?

    February 24, 2009 at 1:19 pm |
  473. Chaise

    I think that it was very rude of that dude to do that just because the woman wouldn't marry him. I think that they shouldn't be able to do this in that country because it hurts innocent people that didn't do anything wrong. I think that they should make it a law that you cannot even carry acid let alone throw it at people because it is just wrong.

    February 24, 2009 at 1:19 pm |
  474. Brittany

    i think he has it comeing but mabey he can get something else.

    February 24, 2009 at 1:30 pm |
  475. jon

    An eye for an eye? Why would you do that when he can see what he did and feel sorry instead of feeling hatered and anger in him. A verse from the bible says Vengance is mine so let god take care of it so it would not be your wish of how to punish him

    February 24, 2009 at 2:27 pm |
  476. kadin

    it is evil to through acid in someones eye when they rejected you
    i think he should be thrown into jail .

    ps they should shoot him instead

    February 24, 2009 at 3:42 pm |
  477. Waylon

    I think it is very wrong to throw acid at people, however two wrongs dont make a right. he should go to jail though

    February 24, 2009 at 3:51 pm |
  478. Leigh Anne

    If the woman attacked would like that to happen then so be it it should happen. But if I remember correctly she didn't want that to happen. He should atleast pay a small fine.

    February 24, 2009 at 3:56 pm |
  479. Leigh Anne

    An eye for an eye only leaves the world blinded

    February 24, 2009 at 3:58 pm |
  480. shawanda

    dear carl,
    i think that the attacker should get what he desereves saying that he should get acid in his face and then thrown in jail for a lifetime !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 24, 2009 at 4:00 pm |
  481. Anatolio and Andrea

    I think the women is wrong there's some other ways to punish him like giving him prison and she should get some money she can get a surgery
    he should be forgiven.

    I think the man should go to jail but, they should put in his eyes to fill what the woman feels and look like.

    February 24, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  482. Antonio

    I thing that woman is wrong that is not human. i thing that the man should go to hell with out the opportunity of see the light of the sun.

    February 24, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  483. Eduardo and Juan

    Eduardo=I think that the man have to be blank because he did that the woman is like that and I think that she doesn't have to for give him.

    Juan=What I think what the man did to the woman I think the should pay back.

    February 24, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  484. Tara-Torie-Abbles-Mikayla

    We honestly do think a "eye for a eye" would be best. We were saying that it would be wrong but yet its the best chose. The woman was harrasted by this man, and she didnt want to marry him so he poured liqiud acid on her face. Thats not right, we think its sick and cruel. Best wishes for the woman!

    February 24, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  485. Anne

    two wrongs don't make a right !✌!

    February 24, 2009 at 6:06 pm |
  486. Ofelia

    His punishment should be just in its severity, though two wrongs do not make a right.

    February 24, 2009 at 7:08 pm |
  487. shawanda

    i think that he should get what he deserves as in he should get acid in
    his face and be thrown in jail for a lifetime

    February 24, 2009 at 9:35 pm |
  488. Esther

    i think that doing what he did to her deserves an equal response/punishment. He deserves to get his eyes taken away because he cause her great pain and he deserves to feel it aswell.

    February 24, 2009 at 9:43 pm |
  489. Wes

    I do not think that the man should be severely punished by having acid thrown in his face. I do however think he should be punished. I also believe that the victim should have taken the "blood money". An appropriate punishment would be life in prison.

    February 25, 2009 at 1:27 pm |
  490. Nohely

    The fact that her boyfriend threw acid in her face because she turned down his proposal is absolutly horrid. Who does that? I think it was right to blind him too. He left that woman blind for the rest of her life and she went through agony! So he can go suffer through what he put her through.

    February 25, 2009 at 5:52 pm |
  491. kcin

    I think that the guy should get acid in his face and he should be in jail for life

    February 25, 2009 at 7:46 pm |
  492. Gabby

    No, he shouldn't be blinded, I mean, find other ways to punish him but if you blind him you will stoop to his level.

    February 25, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  493. Cassidy

    I think that the man SHOULD loose his sight because when he had that acid he knew exactly what he was doing.

    February 25, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  494. Brianna

    I think they should do to him what he did to her. he should feel her pain!!!

    February 26, 2009 at 7:47 am |
  495. Katie

    If she put acid in his face, it wouldn't prevent him from doing it again, it would just make him mad and want to do it again.

    February 26, 2009 at 7:58 am |
  496. Randall

    I think that the guy would deserve to get blinded just like he did to her. It would have to be really upsetting to be that women. What if she liked to play videogames but can't now because she can't see what she is doing. It would only be fair if they did that to him.

    February 26, 2009 at 10:13 am |
  497. Caroline

    In most situations, the idea of eye for an eye is unexceptable. In this situation, it is totally exceptable. The attacker had no reason to blind this woman with acid, causing her tramendous pain, and disfiguration. To protect other girls from this person, who obviously has an issue in mental thinking, he should be blinded. He needs a taste of his own medicine.

    February 26, 2009 at 10:32 am |
  498. Charlie

    The dood deserves to be killed in the electric chair.

    February 26, 2009 at 12:41 pm |
  499. Charlie

    I think the punishment should be very cruel because what he did was more than cruel.

    February 26, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  500. Lily

    I think that the guy that had thrown acid in the lady's face needs to go to prison because if he cant figure out what no means hes scyco!

    February 26, 2009 at 1:29 pm |
  501. jerm

    an eye for an eye is a savaege thing to do but he should see a consequece but not as hurtful as the one he done every body desver tohave second chance

    February 26, 2009 at 2:03 pm |
  502. Natalie

    well if that was me who got blind from acid, i would get my revenge by blinding the person who blinded me with acid because if it happend to me then it should happen to the person that blinded me.

    February 26, 2009 at 2:04 pm |
  503. Chloe

    If you can dish it, you should be able to take it.
    I agree with her.

    February 26, 2009 at 3:44 pm |
  504. janet

    i think the guy should not get blinded for he cruel act, but i think he should get a really bad punishment for the rest of his life, because the lady that got acid in her eyes will be blind for life!

    February 26, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  505. Ariel

    I think having him blinded like her is a little to harsh. She should have taken his eyes to use as her own. Then, its fair. Crime pays.

    February 26, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  506. Christy

    i think they should do it so he knows how it feels and what he put her through i think he should to because it is not right for someone to lose something like that it is not fair

    February 26, 2009 at 7:48 pm |
  507. Ashleigh

    I believe that the eye-for-an-eye is completely reasonable. Too bad she can't see it though.

    February 26, 2009 at 11:31 pm |
  508. Dezmund

    I think he should be able to pick between acid thrown on your face or life in prison they are both harrsh punishments

    February 26, 2009 at 11:36 pm |
  509. TASHIRA♥

    WHY WOULD SOMEONE BLIND SOMEONE ELSE WITH ACID AND THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO GET AWAY WITH IT...ANYWAYS I WOULD'VE GAVE HIM DEATH ROLL BECAUSE WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND...DUCES♥

    February 27, 2009 at 9:38 am |
  510. Wendy

    whatever, the man should go to jail,even a life imprisonment.he has to get a lecture ! Also, i think the woman is pretty poor, she lost her beautiful out -look ! - girl from Taiwan (( Grace's

    February 27, 2009 at 11:15 am |
  511. Markeesha

    I think she should find another way to punish him, like jail for life, rather than blinding him like he blinded her. But if my spouse had blinded me, I would probably be just as mad as her, if not more. I can also see her reasoning about how she doesn't want that happening to any other woman, but what other woman would like him in the first place if they knew he blinded her?

    February 27, 2009 at 11:38 am |
  512. Joel

    I think the punishment is fair. He should feel the pain he put the women through. I hope he learned his lesson.

    February 27, 2009 at 12:14 pm |
  513. Josh

    Its hard to decide what punishment to give someone who has affected and deformed someone probably for the rest of their life because it never really makes things right, but i still think the women will make the best of it. i think that the attacker should pay a large fine to the women and be required to work with people who have disabilities for about a year and see how hard their lives are and how hard he made this womens life
    (in my opinion)

    February 27, 2009 at 1:17 pm |
  514. Alex

    I think the lady should get eye for eye.I think it was wrong for what the guy did because now the lady cant see

    February 27, 2009 at 1:19 pm |
  515. DERIK

    I think the guy should have to pay for what he did. He should pay the blood money and some time in jail.

    February 27, 2009 at 1:20 pm |
  516. laura

    i think that the man should get acid in his face because what he did to the lady. Also i think that she should get more out off because she went through a hard time and she deserve more than just eye for and eye. i feel sorry for the lady because she cant see at all.

    February 27, 2009 at 1:22 pm |
  517. zach

    i think it is wrong two wrongs don't make a right

    February 27, 2009 at 4:30 pm |
  518. Trevor

    Well, I think the concept is great! He should receive the same punishment as Ameneh did. His act was cruel and melicious. But if this was done in the US, I don't know how that would go over the American people. We will think it is cruel and in-humaine. But, it would most likely drastically drop our increasing crime rate here. . .

    February 27, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  519. Kayla

    I dont think that should be the attackers punishment. i would take the blood money, because i mean come on he's paying it... not the government

    February 27, 2009 at 7:33 pm |
  520. Madison

    I think he should get acid in his face, what he did was wrong and he should feel the pain that woman went through, the pain he caused her.

    February 28, 2009 at 12:12 am |
  521. callie

    All I have to say is wow!!! Isn't there a law out there that is half way decent?? I mean come on this isn't sweet revenge, the guy should be handled the proper way.

    February 28, 2009 at 10:00 am |
  522. Emile

    I don't think it's fair to throw acid in someone elses face just because they did it to you. He should be punished, but not to that degree.

    February 28, 2009 at 10:02 am |
  523. Johnathon

    I think that the court should ultamitely decide the factors to sentence and carry out the punishment. I mean, isn't that why we have the judicial branch?

    February 28, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  524. Joshua

    In Christian tradition, an "eye for an eye," and "tooth for a tooth" are obsolete and no longer applicable is it was in the Old Testament of the Bible. Paraphrasing, Jesus said that if you are afflicted don't seek revenge. The wicked will have their reward. I think a money fine is the best punishment in this case.

    February 28, 2009 at 8:44 pm |
  525. Diondra

    I do think he should of been blinded back, but that shouldn't have been his only punushment. I think he should've paid blood money too because not only did he leave her blind but she also has bills from surgery to pay.

    March 1, 2009 at 12:07 am |
  526. Juan

    I think Ameneh's attacker should be blinded or at least be put through the same pain she suffered to teach other would be attackers what the consequences will be

    March 1, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  527. Jaclene

    I would tell the police.

    March 1, 2009 at 3:38 pm |
  528. Ian

    I would want to get back at the attacker. But I believe that jail is the answer.

    March 2, 2009 at 7:35 am |
  529. Jess

    Blinding someone back isn't going to solve anything.. except teach a person problems should be solved with violence. He mad a huge mistake but she should set an example and not do it back to him.

    March 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm |
  530. Nicole

    I think that it the attacker should also be blinded. He ruined that woman's life and he should feel the pain that he inflicted upon her.

    March 2, 2009 at 7:04 pm |
  531. Maddie

    I think that throwing acid back in his face was not very humane. I'm sure that police could have came up with a better way to punish the attacker. Even though acid in the eyes was better revenge for the victom, jail would have probevly been a better choice.

    March 3, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  532. Rocki♥

    i thinkkkkk that ideassss GOOD....
    soo he knows wat he did and how the lady felt.
    hope they do.

    March 3, 2009 at 1:51 pm |
  533. Bailey

    I understand why she feels that way, and I think it is the right thing to do, in fact, I think that should be the case with all murder cases, even though this wasn't one. If you kill someone, thats your punishment. Gives a whole new meaning to "Life Or Death Situation."

    March 3, 2009 at 2:25 pm |
  534. Annie(:

    that's a scary situation
    i would cry alot(:

    March 3, 2009 at 2:41 pm |
  535. Millie

    I think that he should get what he deserves.

    – Millie

    March 3, 2009 at 2:52 pm |
  536. Katie

    I believe that making him pay by being blinded is wrong. True, he did it to her, but two wrongs don't make a right. Take the money, then forgive and forget. I know it will be hard, but try to do the right thing. That's what I would do.

    March 3, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  537. sophia

    I think by doing that she is no better than him because she is doing the same thing! 😦

    March 4, 2009 at 1:51 pm |
  538. Hazel

    Even though she disclaims it, it sounds a lot like she is trying to get revenge. It makes sence that she would too because her pride in her big brown eyes suddenly was made void. If blinding him should be allowed, so should the concept of kindergardeners punching back at their bullies.

    March 4, 2009 at 5:29 pm |
  539. Riley

    What would we be teaching people if we did this? That if someone does someting mean to you, you can do that to them? The people hearing these stories are the future leaders of our countries and if we teach them that is the way to solve problems what is the world going to end up like?

    March 4, 2009 at 9:31 pm |
  540. Pheobe

    I agree with Hazel.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  541. choichi

    i think that is absurd and insane... the woman MUST be psychotic to ask for someething like that....

    March 4, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  542. Amanda

    I dont think thats right becaus eshe didnt do anything wrong....

    March 5, 2009 at 5:07 pm |
  543. KAYLA

    I believe in an eye for an eye.Because i feel that if you kill someone you should die also. No one should do anything that they would not want done to them.

    March 6, 2009 at 3:08 pm |
  544. Ally

    I dont think they should but I am kinda caught it would be a punishment but even if they did blind him its notlike the other person could ee again

    March 6, 2009 at 8:59 pm |
  545. Chris

    I think that if you are going to harm someone that you should be punished in the way you hurt the person.

    March 6, 2009 at 9:46 pm |
  546. Austyn

    I think Ameneh Bahrami should choose what happens to this man! If she chooses to do nothing fine with me. What i think she should do is throw acid in his eyes. FEEL HOW SHE IS GOING TO FEEL FOR A LONG TIME! What i have learned from all of these blogs is hey just because your girlfriend dumped you don't throw acid in their eyes!!!
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    March 9, 2009 at 9:28 am |
  547. Roy

    i think he should have his eye taken out and give it to her

    March 9, 2009 at 3:10 pm |
  548. Peyton

    I don't think people should have more school because it would not be fair to the children or the parents of the child.

    March 11, 2009 at 11:17 am |
  549. Mia

    NO. that is not a good idea at all. Students already think six hours a day, 5 days a week is long enough. Kids like summer and having a little more freedom.

    March 12, 2009 at 12:15 pm |
  550. Anthony

    I do not think that Ameneh Bahrami's attacker should receive a more harsh punishment then what happened to her, an attacker put acid in her eyes. In the United States we do not have an Eye for an Eye policy and it would be better for other countries to not have an Eye for an Eye policy, it is just not right. I do not think that the attacker should have to pay "bloody money" or get a harsher punishment. I think that Ameneh's attacker should be put in some sort of prison to serve for what he has done. In my opinion this is the best punishment to give to the attacker. I hope that whatever happens to the attacker this cruel act will teach many a lesson in life.

    March 16, 2009 at 9:23 pm |
  551. Joschuah

    I think that being able to pay someone off for a crime you have committed against them is rediculous! She didnt die, so the death penalty isnt neccessary. He should be tried for attempted murder and whatever assult charges that were violated. Two wrongs don't make a right either, so burning his eyes blind with acid would not prove a good point.

    March 18, 2009 at 4:24 pm |