No worldwide outcry from Muslims living in the West
Iran defiant — and why not? “Iran TV airs ‘confession’ from woman facing stoning,” from theÂ BBC via JW
Iran back to the stoning age (Andrew Bolt)
THE Iranian woman whose sentence to death by stoning sparked an international outcry is feared to be facing imminent execution, after she was put on a state-run TV program where she confessed to adultery and involvement in a murder.
Speaking shakily in her native Azeri language, which could be heard through a voice-over, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, 43, told an interviewer on Wednesday that she was an accomplice to the murder of her husband and that she had an extramarital relationship with her husband’s cousin.
Her lawyer told The Guardian that his client, a mother of two, was tortured for two days before the interview was recorded in Tabriz prison, where she has been held for four years.
With so much devotion to traditional Islamic teachings, Afghanistan’s clerics don’t want to be left behind:
About 350 of the Islamic clerics, or ulema, met for three days this week, the meeting ending with a declaration calling on President Hamid Karzai to enact sharia, or Islamic law, including punishments such as stonings, lashing, amputation and execution. (Reuters)