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Iran Halts Stoning Of Woman – ‘For Now’

From those defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Iran halts stoning of woman ‘for time being’

By Nasser Karimi, Associated Press Writer Sun Jul 11, 2010

TEHRAN, Iran – The controversial death sentence by stoning for an Iranian woman convicted of adultery will not be implemented for now, said a judicial official on Sunday…

Malek Ajdar Sharifi, the top judicial official in the province where the mother of two was convicted, told the Iranian state news agency that her crimes were "various and very serious" and not limited to adultery, but that the sentence "will not be implemented for the time being."

He added Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s stoning would still take place if the judiciary wanted, despite the "propaganda" by the West

Leave it to the decadent West to try to make stoning look bad. Don’t Westerners realize that this is yet another way that Islam expresses its high regard for women?

Human Rights Watch, one of several groups publicizing Ashtiani’s case, said she was first convicted in May 2006 of having an "illicit relationship" with two men following the death of her husband — for which a court in Tabriz, in northwestern Iran, sentenced her to 99 lashes.

But later that year she was also convicted of adultery, despite having retracted a confession which she claims was made under duress

Under Islamic rulings, a man is usually buried up to his waist, while a woman is buried up to her chest with her hands also buried. Those carrying out the verdict then throw stones until the condemned dies.

Ashtiani’s stoning was approved by the country’s Supreme Court, but the law could allow the judiciary head to order another trial or appeal for a pardon from Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters.

Perhaps if we all plead to the Supreme Leader he will show mercy for this wicked miscreant.

By the way, we have just checked the website of the National Organization Of Women, and they have nothing about this case.

Isn’t that odd?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, July 12th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Iran Halts Stoning Of Woman – ‘For Now’”

  1. Georgfelis says:

    A civilized nation can eliminate abbominations like this, example in this quote by Gen. Napier in India.

    “You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours.”

    • Petronius says:

      A number of 19th century English pubs are named after Sir Charles James Napier, a testimony to his popularity among his soldiers.

      There is a statue of Napier in Trafalgar Square. The former mayor of London, Ken “Red” Livingstone, called for removal of Napier’s statue, as well as that of Gen. Henry Havelock (defeat of the rebels following the Cawnpore Massacre, relief of Lucknow, Sepoy Mutiny 1857), to be replaced with statues of Nelson Mandela and other “more relevant” figures.

      So far the statues of these two great English heroes are still standing.

  2. Right of the People says:

    “By the way, we have just checked the website of the National Organization Of Women, and they have nothing about this case.”

    If they were going to stone her for having an abortion or being a lesbian they’d be all over it.


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