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OMG!! Sharia Law’s Stoning of women.

The penalty for adultery under Article 83 of the penal code, called the Law of Hodoud is flogging (100 lashes of the whip) for unmarried male and female offenders. Married offenders may be punished by stoning regardless of their gender, but the method laid down for a man involves his burial up to his waist, and for a woman up to her neck (article 102). The law provides that if a person who is to be stoned manages to escape, he or she will be allowed to go free. Since it is easier for a man to escape, this discrimination literally becomes a matter of life and death.

Interestingly, Article 6 (2) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Iran has ratified, states: “Sentence of death may be imposed only for the most serious crimes in accordance with the law in force at the time of the commission of the crime.” Offenses for which the Law of Hodoud provides the death penalty do not involve murder or serious bodily harm, constituting the “most serious crimes”.

Article 104 of the Law of Hodoud provides that the stones should not be so large that a person dies after being hit with two of them, nor so small as to be defined as pebbles, but must cause severe injury. This makes it clear that the purpose of stoning is to inflict grievous pain on the victim, in a process leading to his or her slow death.

15-years old child bride stoned to death after being accused by her elderly husband of committing adultery.

In Iraq, 17-year-old Du’a Khalil Aswad condemned to death as an “honor killing” by other men in her family and hard-line religious leaders because of her relationship with a Sunni Muslim boy.

MY TAKE

This is horrific beyond words. How can they justify this as what Allah wants? What kind of God asks you to do something so cruel to your ilk? And the discrimination in the act itself is just baffling. Men are buried up to their waist while women are buried up to their neck. How then can the woman even attempt to escape? Oh God! There are some very sick people out there. God help us all!

WHAT’S YOUR TAKE?

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10 comments on “OMG!! Sharia Law’s Stoning of women.

  1. Bernice Lakota
    September 1, 2011

    You need to watch the movie “The stonning of Soraya M.” I cried till I got sick đŸ˜¦

    • prgoretti
      September 1, 2011

      That tells me to steer clear of it. Just looking at these pictures have left me in tears. How can you do this to another human being? And it seems as if mostly the women are targeted. Oh God!

  2. Whykay yusuf
    September 2, 2011

    Its just an act of simple madness,animals..how wil u stand somewhere and start to trow stones to a human like you who is half buried..those enforcing this rubish are just bunch of wild animals,all in name of a religion..hmmm

    • prgoretti
      October 11, 2011

      God help us all my dear. Please check http://www.prgoretti.com for more recent updates on similar stories as my blog address has since changed.

    • Brie
      November 11, 2011

      please don’t compare these sub-humans acting in the name of their prophet and god, to animals. They are savages.

      • Nathaniel
        March 13, 2015

        They are simply following religion. This is why I hate religion.

  3. kid
    December 10, 2011

    have mercy god

  4. Nathaniel
    March 13, 2015

    This is why religion is disgusting…

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