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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

An eye for an eye? Not this time

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Back at the end of May while filling in for Mark Belling on Newstalk 1130 WISN, I dedicated a segment to the incredibly sad story of a young Iranian woman, Ameneh Bahrami.

Bahrami was 24,
working at a laboratory in Tehran. Majid Movahedi repeatedly made offers to marry her, but she refused every time. He then threatened her saying, "I am going to destroy your life and do something so nobody will marry you."

One day he followed her home from work. As she stepped aside to let him pass, he threw a jar of sulphuric acid in her face. Bahrami lost the sight in one of her eyes even before she got to the hospital. Surgery in Spain saved the sight in the other eye, but she lost it due to an infection.

Under Sharia Law, Bahrami was allowed and was favoring exacting the same punishment upon Movahedi. Five drops of sulfuric acid were to be placed  in each of Movahedi's eyes as retribution for the 2004 incident.

Bahrami is a better person than I am.

Here’s the update (CAUTION: Contains graphic photo).


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