Are you ready to hear such stories from Paris as well as Tehran? Life under Sharia alert from the Sunday Times, with thanks to Designnut:
TEHRAN – Iranian police have been accused of shooting and killing a motorist after he failed to stop when spotted eating during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, a press report said.
The victim, identified as 22-year-old Seyed Mostafa, was shot dead in Tehran on Saturday.
He was also playing loud music with his car stereo, the government Iran newspaper said.
“Even if the police claim is right, is eating during the fasting month punishable by death?” the victim’s brother was quoted as saying.
It isn’t according to traditional Islamic law. The Iranians seem to be getting a bit overzealous; maybe they considered his eating and loud music to be ipso facto evidence that he was a heretic or an apostate.