Sharia Alert from Iran, where they have the nerve to lecture the West about human rights abuses. Of course, stoning for adultery is mandated by Muhammad in the Hadith, and that makes it virtually impossible to eradicate from Sharia societies. But the human rights establishment and the international community in general should have the courage to say clearly and firmly that this and other elements of Sharia are incompatible with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and will not be tolerated. From AKI, with thanks to all who sent this in:
Tehran, 29 June (AKI) – A court in the northwestern Iranian city of Urmia has sentenced a Kurdish woman, Malak Ghorbany, found guilty of committing adultery to death by stoning – a sentence rarely carried out in recent years. The court also sentenced the woman’s brother Abu Bakr Ghorbai and husband Mohammad Daneshfar to six years in jail for killing her lover. Stoning death sentences decreased after international pressure on former reformist president Mohammad Khatami contributed to the end of such rulings in the late 1990s. The punishment was however never scrapped from the penal code of the Islamic Republic.
The Committee for the defence of human rights of Iranian Kurdistan has issued a statement to save the life of Malak Ghorbani.