Stoning Death Imminent for Iranian Adulterous Woman

Under Sharia Law, women charged with sexual crimes are buried up to their chests, then stoned to death. Sharia Law in Muslim countries still calls for the barbaric practice of stoning women and men for "crimes" like adultery.

In present day Iran, Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani, a mother of two, waits in jail for her punishment by stoning for the crime of adultery. Ashtiani claims she has been falsely accused, but her words fall on the deaf ears of a justice system  which treats women as slaves, and sexual indiscretion as a reason to execute. 

Moni Basu of writes:

The 42-year-old woman from the northern city of Tabriz was convicted of adultery in 2006, and her execution is imminent, said prominent human rights lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei.

Human rights organizations have been trying to work with Islamic governments to change the draconian practice, but in order for this insanity to cease, the religion of Islam would literally have to reject the God of its own making.

Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of a jailed Hamas leader, and convert to Christianity who was just granted asylum in California after sixteen months of threatened deportation by Homeland Security says, Muslims have to be liberated from the God they worship.

"The problem is not in Muslims," he continues. "The problem is with their God. They need to be liberated from their God. He is their biggest enemy. It has been 1,400 years they have been lied to."

As for the United States' take on the issue, the Assistant Secretary of State commented:

"We have grave concerns that the punishment does not fit the alleged crime, " Assistant Secretary of State P.J. Crowley said Thursday. "For a modern society such as Iran, we think this raises significant human rights concerns."

What's this "grave concerns" baloney?  Why not come right out and say there isn't a crime to punish. Since when does sexual sin require being jailed and executed? Even Jesus forgave the adulterous woman, and told those without sin to cast the first stone. No, this male dominated, misogynistic religion won't forgive and forget.

Unfortunately, Islam can't change its Koran, so we would be naïve to expect any changes from a religious culture that has been ruled for fourteen centuries by an unjust God. For her children's sake, perhaps the other God of Abraham will perform a miracle, and set Ashtiani free.