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Stoning May Be Cut From Iranian Laws

From Press TV:

Stoning to be omitted from Iran penal laws

Tue, 23 Jun 2009

Head of the Majlis judiciary commission Ali Shahrokhi says stoning, heresy and cutting hands will be omitted from Iran’s penal laws.

“The Majlis judiciary commission studied the new Islamic punishment bill and decided that it is unnecessary to include some penalties, such as stoning, in the law,” Shahrokhi told IRNA on Monday.

“Islam is strict about some penalties, including stoning which needs specific conditions to be carried out and in most cases it is difficult to prove guilt,” he said.

In order for the punishment for stoning – the penalty for adultery – to be carried out, Islamic law requires four reputable eyewitness "accusers" to testify to seeing "the accused" commit the offense.

Shahrokhi referred to the Islamic punishment bill as one of the greatest achievements of Iran’s judicial system during Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi-Shahroudi’s 10-year term as head of the country’s judiciary.

The new Islamic punishment bill will be presented to Majlis in the near future and will then be sent to the Guardian Council for final considerations.

My goodness, what an enlightened regime.

Of course this will not stop the practice, which has been technically outlawed in Iran for some time, but which has been gleefully carried on just the same.

Indeed, does anyone really believe heresy will no longer be against the law in the Islamic Republic Of Iran?

Or even the cutting [off] of hands?

But it sure makes for some timely window-dressing.

Something the Iranian diplomats can brag about to their State Department counterparts during their Fourth Of July parties.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Stoning May Be Cut From Iranian Laws”

  1. MinnesotaRush says:

    Wow .. we’ve sure come a long way, huh, Majlis judiciary commission???

    Uncivilized pukes!!!

  2. tranquil.night says:

    I believe this may have had something to do with this years independent film “The Stoning of Soraya M” adapted from the 1995 book that was I think about a true Iranian story. Mob rule, uncivil law, pretty much everything Iran is and where the US maybe headed..

    The film is out for sale fairly soon I believe.

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    Kinda makes ya long for the “Good ‘ol Days” now don’t it?

  4. Reality Bytes says:

    Mighty White of ‘Em ain’t it?

  5. canary says:

    It’s all propaganda because protestors threw stones. It just means if it happens again, they will be mowed down with machine guns.
    So, does this mean they won’t cut the hand, but they will continue the 2nd part of punishment, which is to cut off the alternating foot?
    I read parts of this real old copy of the Holy Koran in the library. I realise it’s been updated by different sects.

    “In order for the punishment for stoning – the penalty for adultery – to be carried out, Islamic law requires four reputable eyewitness “accusers” to testify to seeing “the accused” commit the offense.”

    4 people one by one say they swear by allah the person adulty. The woman then says I swear by allah this is not true. Then the 2nd one says it, and the woman repeats I swear by allah this is not true. Then after the 4th accuser swears by allah this person committed adulty the woman swears by allah it is not true, and that if she is lying that allah strike her dead.
    Then they kill her, because she is lying. Even in Saudi Arabia (Obama’s King) this, and they don’t use reliable witnesses. Just a rumor, can get you killed. The problem in the entire original Koran is any infraction can be cause for punishment. If the person repents to allah, they may be allowed to live but still recieve severe punishment. And so it’s an open law to do as they want.
    And so the idea of moderate muslims, just doesn’t set with me. Sure, there are probably some gentle compassionate muslims in this country. And sure, many may seem like us, but you don’t know whta goes on behind closed doors. We allready know many moderates end up planning attacks on America. Communications with COAL have shut down, after FBI caught them meeting w/ and funnelling money to the HAMAS. There was a nice Iranian man that ran a print shop. So sweet. Then this real mean one bought it. He would not wait on me, and then tipped the scales, and I told him, to give me the package I would take is somewhere else, and he would not give it back. He had said it was 11 lbs when it was 7lbs. My children were young, and after awhile, I started saying, I’m sorry it’s taking so long, this man doesn’t wait on women. That didn’t work. I knew I’d never go back and I won’t. And so I reported him to the head company over one of the chain of mail service. They didn’t even care. So, don’t think they won’t come out of their houses some day. 4th of July. Holidays make me so nervous. But, I’m alert and ready on holidays.
    WE don’t know what goes on behind doors. We know mosques can be a threat.

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