Iran Brings New Meaning To "Getting Stoned"
When I was a kid, "getting stoned" meant going out and smoking a doobie, frying brain cells in the process. Not something I partook of, but I knew a number of people who did.
In the U.S., being a Christian is considered bad, being a Muslim is considered cool. I am regularly bombasted with how the Christian right has taken control of America and instituted a theocracy. I must have missed that one. Yet, Iran, which has an Islamic theocracy, is considered by the left as being a force for good. Again, I must have missed something.
"Getting Stoned' in an Islamic Theocracy such as Iran takes on a whole different meaning than what Americans typically think.
Jafar Kiani was stoned to death in Aghchekand village, 124 miles west of the capital, Tehran, on Thursday, Ali Reza Jamshidi told reporters. It was the first time in years that Iran has confirmed such an execution.
"This verdict was carried out Thursday," Jamshidi told reporters.
Death sentences are carried out in Iran after they are upheld by the Supreme Court. Under Iran's Islamic law, adultery is punishable by stoning.
Being stoned to death is part of Sharia Law, and not something that would be implemented in a modern Westernized society. Unless the hard-left who hate anything good gets their way. Then there is a chance that Sharia will make its way into Western countries. I seem to recall reading that there has been a push to implement it on some basis in Canada and parts of Europe.
About the worst thing that can happen to an adulterer in the U.S., at least through the legal system, is a divorce. Outside of the legal system, there is always the potential of being the recipient of some STD, including AIDS. But that doesn't seem to stop some people from doing the deed. Of course if the adulterer is the one spreading diseases, they may have something other than a divorce to look forward to.
Under Sharia Law, both men and women are subject to the death penalty, and the method is a bit gruesome. In the case of a man, it calls for being buried waist deep; for a woman, buried to the neck. Then rocks are thrown at the victim (yes, VICTIM!) until they are dead. Since a woman only has her head exposed, it may well be that death comes more quickly. At least one can hope that is the case. It's a very ugly way to go.
Iran carried out this execution despite having signed off on International law that bans the practice of stoning and a moratorium that the Theocratic dictatorship implemented several years ago. It is the first such execution in several years that Iran acknowledges. One has to wonder if there has been more that the world has not heard about.
The execution, which took place on Thursday, has since been condemned by various human rights groups and Norway's Foreign Ministry filed an official protest with Iran's ambassador. A lot of good that did Jafar Kiani. He's still dead.
It is unknown what the execution date of the woman he was convicted with is. What is known is that they have been imprisoned for 11 years.
Iran is a totalitarian regime run by an Islamist Theocracy. This is the way things work in such governments. You do not have free speech. You do not have freedom of religion. And you can be executed in the most obscene and inhumane ways.
Yet there are some moonbats on the left who liken the U.S. to having become a theocracy.
The article also noted some of the crimes for which people can be executed for.
Capital offenses in Iran include murder, rape, armed robbery, apostasy, blasphemy, serious drug trafficking, adultery or prostitution, treason and espionage.
Murder, treason and espionage I can understand. But not any of the rest of the crimes on that list. And certainly not by means of stoning.