A man and woman have been stoned to death in northern Afghanistan after being accused by the Taliban of having an affair.
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The 23-year-old woman and 28-year-old man were killed because “they had an affair,” said Mohammad Ayob, the governor of Imam Sahib district in Kunduz province.
“Two people were stoned to death by Taliban in Mullah Quli village late yesterday,” he said. The village is under the control of the Taliban.
Mullah Quli resident Abdul Satar said about 100 people, most of them Taliban insurgents, gathered in the village on Sunday evening as a statement was read out saying the pair had confessed to their affair.
He said the man was married to someone else, and the woman was engaged.
“The Taliban convicted both to stoning to death, some from the crowd started throwing stones at the couple until they died,” Mr Satar said. (Telegraph UK/read the full story)
Of course there are many in Afghanistan who insist that stoning is the law of the land, as we can see here:
“No law can be contrary to the beliefs and provisions of the sacred religion of Islam” (Chapter 1, Article 3).
Thus, where there is any doubt or conflict in the Afghan government, Islamic law wins by constitutional fiat. What could possibly go wrong? Exactly what is reported in the story below: the demand for all the things we’ve been assured countless times don’t really happen in Sharia law, like stonings, floggings, and amputation, as well as execution for apostasy from Islam. But these Misunderstanders of Islam are digging in and demanding them.
“Afghan clerics seek return to strict Islamic law,” by Syed Salahuddin forÂ Reuters, August 12/via JW
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