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-Iran: Woman Facing Death by Stoning has Now Been Sentenced to 99 Lashes for Picture

by Dr. D ~ September 5th, 2010

#IRAN: Judiciary official: #Sakineh Ashtiani t...

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Today from BBC News, September 5:

An Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery now faces being whipped for indecency, her son says.

Iranian authorities sentenced Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani to 99 lashes after the Times newspaper published a picture purportedly of her without a headscarf.

The Times later published a correction, saying the photograph was of a different Iranian woman.

After an international outcry, Iranian officials temporarily halted Ms Ashtiani’s stoning sentence in July.

There are fears the death sentence could still be carried out by hanging.

Sakineh has already suffered from 99 lashes in May 2006 for being in the company of two men who were not relatives following the death of her husband. In this case it is not even certain that the woman published by the Times is even Ms. Ashtiani nevertheless she now faces an additional 99 lashes for reportedly being in a picture without a headscarf.

Meanwhile in a separate story Pope Benedict and the Vatican is said to be working through diplomatic channels to save the life of the woman.

Response: This is what happens when sharia rule trumps Constitutional law. All Muslims moderate or radical dream of the day when Islam becomes the dominant religion in the world and sharia law will be practiced in America and throughout the West.

This is an example of what that future will be like. Imams ruling that a woman should receive 99 lashes for a picture that is not even proved to be hers. Also if you really want to see Iranian sharia law up close and personal view the movie:  -The Stoning of Soraya M. (Now Available on DVD)            *Top of the Blog 


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6 Responses to -Iran: Woman Facing Death by Stoning has Now Been Sentenced to 99 Lashes for Picture

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  4. Lou Jost

    In case Christians reading this are not familiar with their own Bible, the Old Testament is also very clear that women should be stoned to death for adultery (see examples below). Numerous other offenses are to be punished by stoning to death. This is the same Old Testament that gives us the creation and flood fables and refers to the flat earth. If Christians argue that the Old Testament stoning rules should not be taken literally, they should also stop insisting on literal interpretations of contra-factual parts of the Old Testament.

    A comparative study of the Bible vs the Koran showed similar percentages of violent passages in each of them. They both come from a common Middle Eastern tradition.

    for some discussion of this.

    A few examples from the Bible:

    “If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her;then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour’s wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.” (Deuteronomy 22:22-24)

    See also Deuteronomy 22:13-21

    “When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets: then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her.” (Deuteronomy 25:11-12)

    “And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.” (Leviticus 21:9)


  5. Dr. D

    For Christians the New Testament replaced the laws of the Old. Stoning is no longer condoned or supported by any Christian church or organization.

  6. Lou Jost

    Yes, I know. That is my point. If people are willing to suspend the Old Testament on these clear laws, they should also be willing to loosen their literal interpretation of other parts of the same Old Testament, such as the creation account interpreted as occuring in the last 10000 yrs, or Noah’s Flood. These contradict geology, physics, biology, and astronomy (in spite of the claims of some creationists).

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