An update on this story. Were they arrested because stoning was barbaric and is only practiced by Misunderstanders of Islam? No! They were arrested because they were carrying out an unauthorized stoning: the mullah who authorized the killing was not a judge. Judge Stephen Henley might have called it an “opportunistic stoning.”
“Six arrested for stoning woman to death,” from Gulfnews.com, with thanks to Skeetstreet:
Kabul: Police have arrested six people for stoning to death an Afghan women accused of adultery an official said Saturday.
The arrests were made on Wednesday after the interior ministry sent a delegation to a remote village in north-eastern Badakhshan province following reports that the woman was stoned to death.
The men who encouraged the killing will be brought to the capital Kabul for trial later this week.
“The mullah who authorized the father to kill her was not a judge,” an Interior Ministry spokesman said “The killing was against the law.”