- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On November 27, 2011
- 11 Comments
- Islam, stoning
Isabelle Wilczynska just sent me her artwork called ‘Stoning of unknown girl’ [See featured photo]. Lest we forget, people are still being sentenced to death by stoning in a handful of countries (all – surprise, surprise – under Sharia law).
Just this month, a young widow and her daughter were stoned and shot dead in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province. The officials blamed the Taliban, who they said had accused the women of ‘moral deviation and adultery’ – the same accusations levelled against the majority of women in Afghanistan’s ‘official’ prisons.
Over 20 await death by stoning in Iran, including Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.
Women and men are buried in a ditch, and stoned to death until they are dead. The law even specifies the size of the stone in Iran – not to big to kill too quickly and not to small to take too long. It has to be just right…
Now can you understand why it is important to focus on Islam?