Iranian acid attack victim’s incredible act of forgiveness


Ameneh Bahrami, who was blinded in both eyes after having acid hurled in her face by a university classmate when she repeatedly spurned his offer of marriage, arrives at her home with her father (behind) in Tehran, on July 31, 2011. (AFP/STR)

Good on her.

Ameneh Bahrami is a far better person than I could ever be.

The Iranian woman, who was blinded and severely disfigured after having acid thrown in her face by a university classmate when she repeatedly refused his offer of marriage, has pardoned her attacker – who was sentenced to be blinded in retribution.

“I did it for my country, since all other countries were looking to see what we would do,” Bahrami was quoted as saying.

“I never wanted to have revenge on him. I just wanted the sentence to be issued for retribution. But I would not have carried it out. I had no intention of taking his eyes from him,” she added.

And that’s how you take the moral high ground.

Now, somebody pass me some acid so I can take care of this guy.

Just kidding you guys. LOLZ.


Iranian Ameneh Bahrami poses on March 5, 2009 in Barcelona holding a photograph of herself before she was blinded by a man who threw acid in her face. (AFP/Lluis Gene)

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