Videos: The upcoming stoning of Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani

posted at 8:07 pm on July 8, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Over the last two years, I have repeatedly written about an unbelievably heartbreaking film, The Stoning of Soraya M, which detailed the true story of a young woman stoned to death in Iran over twenty years ago.  The filmmaker, Cyrus Nowrasteh, hoped to focus international attention on the barbaric practice still used in Iran and other nations against men and women, but primarily against women.  Unfortunately, Iran has chosen to stone another woman to death, this time a 43-year-old mother of two, Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani.  CNN covers the story well:

Cyrus, whom I interviewed at CPAC, spoke to CNN about the case:

CNN also published this scathing indictment of Iran and the practice of stoning by Arsalan Iftikhar, founder of TheMuslimGuy.com and legal fellow for the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in Washington:

Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani — a mother of two — could be stoned to death at any moment under the terms of a death sentence that Iranian authorities handed down in 2006.

Originally sentenced to 99 lashes for her alleged “illicit relationship outside of marriage,” Ashtiani endured that corporal punishment in front of her then-17-year-old son in 2006. She was subsequently cleared of murder charges against her husband, but the judicial panel then re-examined Ashtiani’s adultery sentence, and based on unspecified “judges’ knowledge,” bizarrely decided that she should be put to death by stoning for the alleged affair.

“At that time, it should have been finished. They should have punished her only once,” said her son Sajjad, now 22. “Her documents say she is innocent. She already paid for the crime.”

According to Amnesty International, the Iranian penal code specifies the procedures for death penalties and also specifies the types of rocks that should be used in stoning executions. Article 102 of the Iranian penal code states that “men will be buried up to their waists and women up to their breasts” for the purpose of execution by stoning. …

Sakineh Ashtiani, who is from the northern city of Tabriz, was convicted of adultery in 2006. Some human rights lawyers believe that a language barrier prevented her from fully comprehending court proceedings at the time. She is of Azerbaijani descent and speaks Turkish, not Farsi.

In 2006, she was forced to confess after being subjected to 99 lashes, according to human rights lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei in Tehran. She later retracted that confession and has denied wrongdoing in the matter.

Furthermore, her conviction was based on the determination of three out of five judges, which is strange because Article 74 of the Iranian penal code clearly requires at least four eyewitnesses — four men or three men and two women — for an adulterer to receive a stoning death sentence.

When the book on which Stoning is based came out, Iran was embarrassed enough to deny that it ever took place. Now they apparently have no trouble putting their barbarity on display for the whole world to see.

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That is how Muslims are. Jews respect ladies.

seven on July 8, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Fox News just announced that the stoning is being halted, and that the Iranians claim there never was going to be a stoning in the first place.

All that pesky misinformation that comes out of totalitarian states…

Buy Danish on July 8, 2010 at 8:13 PM

“They all hate us anyhow. So let’s drop the big one now.”
–Randy Newman

Emperor Norton on July 8, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Animals!

bluemarlin on July 8, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Say it with me… RELIGION-OF-PEACE. Yes, say it a lot so we can disguise the truth, shall we?

Warner Todd Huston on July 8, 2010 at 8:15 PM

My heart just aches for this woman, and all women subjected to this cruelty. Especially when such sentences are in question.

What especially galls me is this pandering to Arab nations that condone such neanderthal tactics, by wanting to gain favor with them, thinking this will curb their terrorists ways. Think again.

If a child throwing a tantrum is given a cookie to stop the tantrum…does that permanently stop the trantrums? Nope! It won’t work on a child, and it sure as hell won’t work on this barbarism…yet we have even women out there, praising terrorists as heroes and people they admire.

It’s just sick!!!

capejasmine on July 8, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Article 102 of the Iranian penal code states that “men will be buried up to their waists and women up to their breasts” for the purpose of execution by stoning. …

I think I read somewhere that if the accused manages to release himself/herself that s/he is allowed to go free. If true, is that why men are only buried to the waist? Way to stack the deck…

Article 74 of the Iranian penal code clearly requires at least four eyewitnesses — four men or three men and two women — for an adulterer to receive a stoning death sentence.

Another fine example of equal treatment under the law.

The poor children…

Firefly_76 on July 8, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Years later, Iran is still in the Axis of Evil.

itsnotaboutme on July 8, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Why should Obama make any effort to win the “hearts and minds” of these Iranian rulers? Until they respect their own people, there should be no respect for them.

Vince on July 8, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Iranian mullahs would never do such an inhuman act , against a human being. Afterall Iran is a member of the UN human rights commission …or sumthin

macncheez on July 8, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Nope! It won’t work on a child, and it sure as hell won’t work on this barbarism…yet we have even women out there, praising terrorists as heroes and people they admire.

It’s just sick!!!

capejasmine on July 8, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Where is NOW and other women`s groups speaking out on this. Just shows that they are really only about the liberal agenda for the left and not for women in general. Same goes for how they all attack conservative women or not defend the rhetoric said about them. I agree with you about this appeasement and coddling show we are in right now, it is despicable!

bluemarlin on July 8, 2010 at 8:21 PM

And the Obami think sanctions will stop these mad mullahs. 2012 woun’t get here soon enough.

gitarfan on July 8, 2010 at 8:21 PM

This is a job for NASA!

bernzright777 on July 8, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Hey, Mohammad approved of it, so infidels be damned!

That’s what the World has yet to appreciate about Islam:

Infidels be damned.

profitsbeard on July 8, 2010 at 8:24 PM

I think I read somewhere that if the accused manages to release himself/herself that s/he is allowed to go free. If true, is that why men are only buried to the waist?

Firefly_76 on July 8, 2010 at 8:17 PM

I think it has something to do with reproduction. I think for some reason they bury the women so the breasts are not hit with stones. Twisted huh! They can kill the vessel but cannot destroy certain parts of the body. Where does this stuff come from, assuming that what I heard was right.

bluemarlin on July 8, 2010 at 8:24 PM

This is a job for NASA!

bernzright777 on July 8, 2010 at 8:22 PM

winner!

cmsinaz on July 8, 2010 at 8:25 PM

If my American is ever under this rop type, I will not submit. I will die before I will let these sub-human men dictate how I live my life! My faith says, there is a special place, it is way way hot, for these people. It has nothing to do with those virgins or goats, which ever they get.
Any female that happens to be born into the rop type, I pray for you.
L

letget on July 8, 2010 at 8:25 PM

I hate to be such a d*&^ed American, but if her children are begging for mercy, her husband is dead, what part of this barbaric story are we not hearing?? Is there another family member that is pressing it, or (again, ignorant yankee that I am), does the Iranian state have nothing better to do than decide it is going to bludgeon a woman to death?
Sigh, I know, I know.
I guess as bad as things are here, they could be much, much, much worse.
God bless the United States of America, but keep stories like this in our sights, as this is a shining example of why so many have fought and died for freedom here.

Chewy the Lab on July 8, 2010 at 8:26 PM

How is stoning any more “barbaric” than the electric chair? In fact, last I checked Ed, your own God commanded it as an execution method for certain crimes. Feel free to complain about the context of the execution, but you look like a downright hypocrite when complaining about the method.

Darth Executor on July 8, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Evil, sick, perverted bas***ds. A burning hell awaits them all.

My heart goes out to this poor woman and her children.

And where, might one ask, is our fearless leader? Oh, wait…that’s right, he’s out fund-raising for the libtard fools who want to be re-elected.

GrannyDee on July 8, 2010 at 8:27 PM

bluemarlin on July 8, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Just went to NOW’s website. Crickets. Its all “let’s monitor for sexist treatment of Kagan” and “reproductive rights!” To be fair, they do have a brief mention of FGM.

bluemarlin on July 8, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Yes, twisted and archaic. But how culturally insensitive of me /s

Firefly_76 on July 8, 2010 at 8:27 PM

That SmartPower has really turned Iran around.

Cicero43 on July 8, 2010 at 8:32 PM

99 lash’s for starters,so the Iranian men enjoy abuse,
before the murdering of of Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani!

canopfor on July 8, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Animals!MONSTERS

bluemarlin on July 8, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Don’t insult animals.

Disturb the Universe on July 8, 2010 at 8:35 PM

OMG, from Wikipedia – this happened in 2008 to a 13 year old girl in Somalia:

In October, 2008, a girl, Aisho Ibrahim Dhuhulow was buried up to her neck at a football stadium, then stoned to death in front of more than 1,000 people. The stoning occurred after she had allegedly pleaded guilty to adultery in a sharia court in Kismayo, a city controlled by Islamist insurgents. According to the insurgents she had stated that she wanted shari`ah law to apply.[10]

However, other sources state that the victim had been crying, that she begged for mercy and had to be forced into the hole before being buried up to her neck in the ground.[11] Amnesty International later learned that the girl was in fact 13 years old and had been arrested by al-Shabab militia after she had reported being gang-raped by three men.[12]

Firefly_76 on July 8, 2010 at 8:36 PM

Regarding the miserable excuses for human beings who could justify this brutal barbarity, General Mattis is right.

novaculus on July 8, 2010 at 8:36 PM

Wow – stoning isn’t that from the stone age?

And their are people in the UN that think this is the group that could handle nukes?

Dr Evil on July 8, 2010 at 8:37 PM

To be fair, they do have a brief mention of FGM.

Firefly_76 on July 8, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Well that is definitely good to hear! That is another issue they should be screaming at the top of their lungs DAILY.

bluemarlin on July 8, 2010 at 8:37 PM

How is stoning any more “barbaric” than the electric chair? In fact, last I checked Ed, your own God commanded it as an execution method for certain crimes. Feel free to complain about the context of the execution, but you look like a downright hypocrite when complaining about the method.

Darth Executor on July 8, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Burning at the stake is even worse. Since Mr Morrissey is a Catholic, why don’t you hang that on him as well?

ddrintn on July 8, 2010 at 8:37 PM

Animals!MONSTERS

bluemarlin on July 8, 2010 at 8:13 PM
Don’t insult animals.

Disturb the Universe on July 8, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Good Point!

bluemarlin on July 8, 2010 at 8:38 PM

If I remember right,when Neda was laying her life on the
line,and lost,during the Green’s protesting of ImWearingA
DinnerJacketsNutCase’s win,

Obama,was trying to figure out,how it was going to politic
ally benifit his Presidentcy,or the Liberal Party’s,for
that matter!!!

canopfor on July 8, 2010 at 8:39 PM

How is stoning any more “barbaric” than the electric chair? In fact, last I checked Ed, your own God commanded it as an execution method for certain crimes. Feel free to complain about the context of the execution, but you look like a downright hypocrite when complaining about the method.

Darth Executor on July 8, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Well first of all, in America, people aren’t stoned to death for adultery. Secondly, the electric chair, which isn’t even used any more, is a much quicker death than stoning.

SoulGlo on July 8, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Disturb the Universe on July 8, 2010 at 8:35 PM
===========
Good Point!

bluemarlin on July 8, 2010 at 8:38 PM

bluemarlin: True Dat!!:)

canopfor on July 8, 2010 at 8:40 PM

What about the UN? Is this enough to get Iran kicked off the committee for women?

Then again, why should I expect anything from the UN.

xax on July 8, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Remember this when you here about these animals wanting to supplant our laws with their own.

tgharris on July 8, 2010 at 8:43 PM

All that pesky misinformation that comes out of totalitarian states…

Buy Danish on July 8, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Buy Danish: Good point Danish,now if I remember correctly,
Hopey/Changey stated,that too much information,
was a “Distraction”!!:)

canopfor on July 8, 2010 at 8:43 PM

HEY! It’s the “religion of peace” and if you don’t lay off, WE’LL KILL YOU!

GarandFan on July 8, 2010 at 8:43 PM

How is stoning any more “barbaric” than the electric chair? In fact, last I checked Ed, your own God commanded it as an execution method for certain crimes. Feel free to complain about the context of the execution, but you look like a downright hypocrite when complaining about the method.

Darth Executor on July 8, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Well first of all, in America, people aren’t stoned to death for adultery. Secondly, the electric chair, which isn’t even used any more, is a much quicker death than stoning.

SoulGlo on July 8, 2010 at 8:40 PM

I think the argument being made is that it isn’t possible for a Christian to object to stoning to death without being a hypocrite. That might be an argument against ultra-fundamentalism; it’s idiotic otherwise.

ddrintn on July 8, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Remember this when you here about these animals wanting to supplant our laws with their own.

tgharris on July 8, 2010 at 8:43 PM

That should be “hear” about….Like they say, the “Preview” button is your friend.

tgharris on July 8, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Darth Executor on July 8, 2010 at 8:26 PM

A) Ed is against all capital punishment I believe.

B) Killing is generally a barbaric act. But some barbarisms are more equal than others. You wouldn’t suggest that injecting someone with the Black Plague and letting them die over the course of a week would be the same as a firing squad, yes? Well, to take your example, I would much rather have high voltage shot through my body than be half-buried and have people throw small rocks at me until I was dead. And, as far as I know, we haven’t sent anyone to Sparky in over two decades. Advances in science and whatnot. Now you get a needle (or get to choose from several methods). None pleasant, I would imagine, but there does seem to be a bit of a difference.

I, being a proponent of capital punishment, definitely think the Chair is more humane than the Stones. And I don’t find that hypocritical in the least.

Aquateen Hungerforce on July 8, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Where are all the lefties at the lectern senilally shouting BARBARIC over and over again?

Of course, only crickets.

Archimedes on July 8, 2010 at 8:49 PM

I’ve got a gut feeling,that when Iran’s Civil War
erupts,its going to be the Freedom For Women and
Children Organizations that are going to SteamRoll
over the MEN,their Oppressors!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on July 8, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Remember this when you here about these animals wanting to supplant our laws with their own.

tgharris on July 8, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Didn`t we just see something like this in Dearborn, Michigan? Not to mention the guy behind the ground Zero Mosque wants to score the US on Sharia Law and then make us more favorable for it.

bluemarlin on July 8, 2010 at 8:49 PM

How is stoning any more “barbaric” than the electric chair? In fact, last I checked Ed, your own God commanded it as an execution method for certain crimes. Feel free to complain about the context of the execution, but you look like a downright hypocrite when complaining about the method.

Darth Executor on July 8, 2010 at 8:26 PM

You confuse the dispensations of Law and Grace. Last I checked, my God’s Son said that he who is “without sin” should cast the first stone. Kind of takes it out play, doesn’t it?

tgharris on July 8, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Yet, we’re the evil nation that needs to be destroyed.

scalleywag on July 8, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Darth Executor on July 8, 2010 at 8:26 PM

A) Ed is against all capital punishment I believe.

Aquateen Hungerforce on July 8, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Well, Darth Executor would say that Ed can only be a hypocritical Christian and still be opposed to capital punishment. Since stoning and burning are right there in the Torah and all.

ddrintn on July 8, 2010 at 8:52 PM

Obama has called for a woman stoning summit. Details at 11:00.

fogw on July 8, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Darth Executor on July 8, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Are you serious? The most used form of capital punishment is lethal injection, not the electric chair. In fact, prisoners get to choose between the chair or the needle. Recent electrocutions are ones that were chosen by the inmates. However, having a group of people throw large rocks at your body and head for 30+ minutes sounds very cruel to me. Much more so than lethal injection.

xax on July 8, 2010 at 8:54 PM

There is a special place in hell for the Iranian judges.

Heck, maybe those nice 9/11 terrorists can show them around.

badtemper on July 8, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Meanwhile,

back at El Code Pinko Headquarters,and NOW group,
the FemeNazis’s are planning a rally in support
of Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani for the only pur
pose of filling the DNC coffers!!(sarc).

canopfor on July 8, 2010 at 8:55 PM

ddrintn on July 8, 2010 at 8:52 PM

Ah, it’s a religious thing. Mayhaps Darth Executor will let us know the next time a Catholic Theocracy sentences someone to die by stoning/crucifixion/burning at the stake etc.

Now, if the Ugandans make homosexuality a capital offense and start carrying out those executions, DE will have something to talk about. But, then again, so will I.

Aquateen Hungerforce on July 8, 2010 at 8:57 PM

Didn`t we just see something like this in Dearborn, Michigan? Not to mention the guy behind the ground Zero Mosque wants to score the US on Sharia Law and then make us more favorable for it.

bluemarlin on July 8, 2010 at 8:49 PM

and Cuomo apparently thinks those who oppose the building of the mosque are racists and overly frightened of Islamofascists… hmmmm, guess he forgot all about 9/11….

chai on July 8, 2010 at 8:57 PM

The stoning may not happen according to some late reports.

Mike Morrissey on July 8, 2010 at 8:58 PM

How is stoning any more “barbaric” than the electric chair? In fact, last I checked Ed, your own God commanded it as an execution method for certain crimes. Feel free to complain about the context of the execution, but you look like a downright hypocrite when complaining about the method.

Darth Executor on July 8, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Shut up you stupid #uck. Have you no sympathy for the poor woman? Obviously not. Peddle your “grievances” and “moral equivalence” elsewhere.

Luka on July 8, 2010 at 8:58 PM

However, having a group of people throw large rocks at your body and head for 30+ minutes sounds very cruel to me. Much more so than lethal injection.

xax on July 8, 2010 at 8:54 PM

No, no, no. They don’t throw large rocks. They might get a head shot and kill the criminal victim outright. They use small rocks to make sure the criminal victim suffers as long as possible.

Aquateen Hungerforce on July 8, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Iranian mullahs would never do such an inhuman act , against a human being. Afterall Iran is a member of the UN human rights commission …or sumthin

macncheez on July 8, 2010 at 8:19 PM

macncheez: Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
====================================================
UN Human Rights Council Coddles Iran

And the Obama administration plays along.

June 15, 2010 12:00 AM
———————–
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/un-human-rights-council-coddles-iran

canopfor on July 8, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Coming soon………..

To Iranian Cities………

Glass Table Tops…….

Colour Optional,depending on the sand
in certain regions!!(snark)

canopfor on July 8, 2010 at 9:03 PM

When the book on which Stoning is based came out, Iran was embarrassed enough to deny that it ever took place. Now they apparently have no trouble putting their barbarity on display for the whole world to see.

Since the Western World has given up on their civilization why should the Muslim care about it either.

chemman on July 8, 2010 at 9:06 PM

This is a job for NASA!

bernzright777 on July 8, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Guffaw.

LASue on July 8, 2010 at 9:07 PM

Maria Rohaly of Mission Free Iran has pleaded with NOW, Code Pink, Feminist Majority and other Feminist organizations to support HR 1371, a Congressional bill to condemn the selection of Iran to the UN commission of the status of women in light of this pending stonig. Thus far, those groups have refused to lend their voice.

gary fouse on July 8, 2010 at 9:11 PM

Coming soon………..

To Iranian Cities………

Glass Table Tops…….

Colour Optional,depending on the sand
in certain regions!!(snark)

canopfor on July 8, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Quite possible

bluemarlin on July 8, 2010 at 9:13 PM

You know…

The next time you meet someone, especially an attractive female with mystical beauty, and she says she is from “Persia”…

… welcome her to the United States, offer her a drink, and change the subject to American football.

Seven Percent Solution on July 8, 2010 at 9:13 PM

Coming soon………..

To Iranian Cities………

Glass Table Tops…….

Colour Optional,depending on the sand
in certain regions!!(snark)

canopfor on July 8, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Perhaps some Marines with windex?

katy the mean old lady on July 8, 2010 at 9:20 PM

“They all hate us anyhow. So let’s drop the big one now.”
–Randy Newman

Emperor Norton on July 8, 2010 at 8:13 PM

But, wouldn’t that mean killing many of the people we feel sorry for like this woman?

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 8, 2010 at 9:25 PM

These muslims are animals anyway. Savages.

GTR640 on July 8, 2010 at 9:27 PM

canopfor on July 8, 2010 at 9:03 PM
===================================
Perhaps some Marines with windex?

katy the mean old lady on July 8, 2010 at 9:20 PM

katy the mean old lady: Nice,me like,will use the W-88
Windex WarHead!!:)
================================================

Intermediate yield strategic SLBM MIRV warhead

http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/Usa/Weapons/W88.html

canopfor on July 8, 2010 at 9:29 PM

Someday in the future, what is left of the civilized world (Western Society) is going to come to the stark realization that their world is and that of the 7th Century illiterate barbarians is wholly and completely incompatible.

Somehow I’m guessing that will happen well before Ed Morrissey finally discovers that Barack Hussein Obama is, in fact, a Muslim communist puke.

Dave R. on July 8, 2010 at 9:31 PM

You know…

The next time you meet someone, especially an attractive female with mystical beauty, and she says she is from “Persia”…

… welcome her to the United States, offer her a drink, and change the subject to American football.

Seven Percent Solution on July 8, 2010 at 9:13 PM

Seven Percent Solution:SPS,your Hot Air’s inhouse Middle
East Ambassador!!!:)

canopfor on July 8, 2010 at 9:32 PM

Now they apparently have no trouble putting their barbarity on display for the whole world to see.

I’m guessing having your own nuclear bomb will pump up the “hey suck it world” aspect of your government.

DrAllecon on July 8, 2010 at 9:34 PM

And, NASA’s gonna’ stroke the egos of these Neanderthals?

Houston?.. We have a problem.

franksalterego on July 8, 2010 at 9:38 PM

But, wouldn’t that mean killing many of the people we feel sorry for like this woman?

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 8, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Yes it does. Perhaps you have a solution that does not involve killing civilians like we did in Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Rod on July 8, 2010 at 10:04 PM

Where are all the lefties at the lectern senilally shouting BARBARIC over and over again?

Of course, only crickets.

Archimedes on July 8, 2010 at 8:49 PM

They did. The UK press has been campaigning against the sentence. It was big news in Europe…. as is the CHANGE OF THE SENTENCE. That was announced this morning in Iran. I’m not sure how Ed missed that. The Iranian government responded to the pressure by assuring the world she sentence will not be carried out. The UK government deserves some credit as they were the most vocal in protesting against this barbaric sentence.

lexhamfox on July 8, 2010 at 10:07 PM

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/08/iran-halts-woman-death-stoning

There are others who need our help.

lexhamfox on July 8, 2010 at 10:10 PM

…requires at least four eyewitnesses — four men or three men and two women

Well, at least our untermensch (slaves) counted as 60% a man.

Amendment X on July 8, 2010 at 10:18 PM

Is it the ideology yet? Stupid.

Speakup on July 8, 2010 at 10:24 PM

But, they contribute so much that it is now NASA’s primary focus.

Dingbat63 on July 8, 2010 at 10:34 PM

How is stoning any more “barbaric” than the electric chair?

Darth Executor on July 8, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Well, for one thing, actual barbarians used to stone people, but didn’t use electricity or pentathol. Just sayin’.
You wish to separate the method of execution from the “context” occasioning that use of violence so that you can shout “J’accuse!” at the West, but the method chosen for punishing a particular crime is part of the moral calculus and determines whether something is barbaric or not. Handcuffing a violent man while arresting him is not barbaric. Handcuffing your kids to the bed so you can go out drinking with your friend is. Context is important.

shazbat on July 8, 2010 at 10:44 PM

There are others who need our help.

lexhamfox on July 8, 2010 at 10:10 PM

Thanks for the info, lexhamfox.

Firefly_76 on July 8, 2010 at 10:47 PM

…requires at least four eyewitnesses — four men or three men and two women

Well, at least our untermensch (slaves) counted as 60% a man.

Amendment X on July 8, 2010 at 10:18 PM

That is a different country… not the law in Iran. In Iran you need had evidence and that is allowing the judge in this particular case to avoid the death penalty.

lexhamfox on July 8, 2010 at 10:52 PM

Islam is the religion of peace.

Clearly.

Mojave Mark on July 8, 2010 at 11:16 PM

How is stoning any more “barbaric” than the electric chair?

Darth Executor on July 8, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Considering the outcome is death, none.

However, here, adultery is not a crime that will get you sent to the chair.

Do you think it should?

Rod on July 8, 2010 at 11:18 PM

NOW said what? When?

NASA will improve relations.

Schadenfreude on July 8, 2010 at 11:35 PM

Have these people advanced even one iota from what they were 2000 years ago? Aside from the fact that they have the dumb luck to be sitting on some of the world’s largest petroleum deposits, what has this part of the world contributed to civilization since inventing the alphabet? They can whine all day long about how they are the “cradle of civilization” but until they start acting civilized, they will continue to be regarded as the beasts that they are.

I always used to think it was curious that so many prisoners would convert to Islam while doing time. I’m not longer puzzled by this fact. The “religion of peace” apparently holds a special appeal for criminals, people with a penchant for violence, and those with giant “I’m a victim” chips on their shoulders. When people are being buried up to their chests and stoned to death, it’s not hard to see where the attraction is.

NoLeftTurn on July 8, 2010 at 11:41 PM

These muslims are animals anyway. Savages.

GTR640 on July 8, 2010 at 9:27 PM

It’s the Islamic ideology that’s savage.

The Muslims are its first victims.

The Mo-madness needs to be stopped.

Then these stoning theocratic nutjobs will cease, as well.

profitsbeard on July 9, 2010 at 12:03 AM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… I don’t think I saw the word Islam mentioned once so far. How respectful.

BL@KBIRD on July 9, 2010 at 12:12 AM

Ha! There it is after all.

BL@KBIRD on July 9, 2010 at 12:14 AM

I think the court will commute her sentence

probably have her labia cut off

a slap on the wrist

where’s Ernesto the explainer?

Sonosam on July 9, 2010 at 12:42 AM

Yes it does. Perhaps you have a solution that does not involve killing civilians like we did in Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Rod on July 8, 2010 at 10:04 PM

I thought those bombings were to prevent a protracted and bloody war in the Pacific that would have cost even more lives.

Apparently, it’s now acceptable to use it against millions of civilians who are being oppressed by their own government, in order to punish their government for oppressing them.

Let me guess, you’re one of the 1 or 2 percent that voted Tancredo in the primaries?

RINO in Name Only on July 9, 2010 at 4:34 AM

How is stoning any more “barbaric” than the electric chair?

Um, just a guess, but it may have something to do with the fact that it hurts a lot more, and is used against people who commit non-violent crimes, as opposed to convicted psychopaths.

In fact, last I checked Ed, your own God commanded it as an execution method for certain crimes. Feel free to complain about the context of the execution, but you look like a downright hypocrite when complaining about the method.

Darth Executor on July 8, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Last I checked, the Catholic religion that Ed subscribes to does not endorse stoning (or for that matter, the electric chair – and I don’t know Ed’s personal position, but I think he might be against capital punishment as well).

RINO in Name Only on July 9, 2010 at 4:42 AM

Chewy the Lab on July 8, 2010 at 8:26 PM

They press ahead with this because they are a barbaric, bloodthirsty death cult that gets immense pleasure from human suffering. NoLeftTurn is right, this is why it so appeals to criminals/prisoners.

DrMagnolias on July 9, 2010 at 6:15 AM

But, wouldn’t that mean killing many of the people we feel sorry for like this woman?

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 8, 2010 at 9:25 PM

I’d consider it a mercy killing. Putting those poor people out of their misery of being unfortunate enough to be apart of that hellish society. Death for them is not a punishment. It is a relief. But the salient point is that hopefully it would prevent any additional people being born into that same hellish society.

keep the change on July 9, 2010 at 7:14 AM

In a good will gesture, Obama will travel to Iran and throw the first rock out.
Gibbs has said he has been practicing with a cut out of Sarah Palin…”His arm is lose and ready, and no he won’t be throwing with his left hand”, Gibbs said among laughter from the media fawning over him.

right2bright on July 9, 2010 at 7:40 AM

How is stoning any more “barbaric” than the electric chair? In fact, last I checked Ed, your own God commanded it as an execution method for certain crimes. Feel free to complain about the context of the execution, but you look like a downright hypocrite when complaining about the method.

Y’shua the Righteous told the adulteress “neither do I condemn thee; go and sin no more.”

oakland on July 9, 2010 at 7:45 AM

Sick beyond description.

This highlights the idiocy of Ojesus’ Muslim Outreachapalooza.
NASA, for xxck’s sake? Please. The idiot child in the WH must be reined in come November, for this, for his economic buffoonery, and for various and sundry other reasons too numerous to delve into in this space.

hillbillyjim on July 9, 2010 at 8:09 AM

When the book on which Stoning is based came out, Iran was embarrassed enough to deny that it ever took place. Now they apparently have no trouble putting their barbarity on display for the whole world to see.

I wonder if it has anything to do with who is President of the United States at the time. Someone who’s going to call Iran out on it, or someone who’s going to bow down to them.

rbj on July 9, 2010 at 8:10 AM

He who is without sin….

I actually have no problem with the stoning part, hell, I’d gladly stove in the skulls of plenty of these Mideast subhumans

it’s the charge which is most onerous

let’s just kick the sheet out of the mullahs and reward the deserving with a fate worthy of allah

j

Sonosam on July 9, 2010 at 9:04 AM

Let me guess, you’re one of the 1 or 2 percent that voted Tancredo in the primaries?

RINO in Name Only on July 9, 2010 at 4:34 AM

No need to get your shorts in knot.

It’s a simple statement of fact and a question in response to a comment involving the past killing of innocent civilians with nuclear weapons.

Try reading it again and then enlighten us with your solution to this growing crisis that many believe could very well lead to nuclear armageddon.

If you have none, then fine. Neither do I. And it seems no one else in the world does either.

Rod on July 9, 2010 at 9:21 AM

If Obambi’s handlers decide they have to go along with the Arab states that are afraid of a nuclear Iran (not to mention Israel, but the Obamunists will never oblige the Israelis) and attack Iran, they will screw up the attack, just as Jimmy Carter managed to botch the embassy-hostage rescue back in the ’70s. Half a heart never won a war.

MrLynn on July 9, 2010 at 10:21 AM

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