Sunni/Shi’ite Jihad Update from the Misunderstanders of Islam Republic of Iran: “Iran hangs man accused as militant leader,” by Jingwen Zhang at AllVoices.com, June 20 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Abdulmalik Rigi, leader of Jundallah (Arabic for Soldiers of God), was hanged after being convicted of charges of murder, terrorism, armed robbery, civilian attacks, and collaboration with the CIA, along with other charges of heresy and corruption, both capital offenses under Islamic law.
That’s based on Qur’an 5:33: “The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom.”
Jundallah, Iran claims, is behind an insurgency that has destabilized the border region with Pakistan. The group also takes responsibility for recent bombings killing dozens, as well as abductions.
The group carries out a violent campaign against the Shiite government’s supposed discrimination against Sunni Muslims.
Iran also accuses the United States and Britain of supporting and collaborating with Jundallah to weaken Iran, but the two countries deny the accusation.
Rigi, also called Abdol-Majid Rigi, was executed in Evin Prison in Tehran, with his victims’ relatives watching on. In court, Rigi acknowledged that his crimes contradicted Islam and humanity and asked others not to repeat his mistakes.
And of course there was no coercion behind that!
“The terrorist measures of Malak Rigi and his group had taken away the sense of security from people,” Ali-Reza Azimi-Jahed, commander of the Revolutionary Guard in Sistan-Baluchistan province, told state television. He hopes that the people would feel more secure now….
Unless they’re Sunnis!