Muhammad, you see, said to stone adulterers to death, not to send them to one of the world’s most beautiful and beguiling nations. A update on this story. Sharia Alert from the Islamic Republic: “Iran won’t send woman who faced stoning to Brazil,” from AP, August 16 (thanks to all who sent this in):
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran will not send a woman who had faced death by stoning on an adultery conviction to Brazil, which has offered her asylum, the president said in a TV interview broadcast Monday.
The stoning sentence for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old mother of two, has been lifted for now after it prompted an outcry from the United States and other governments as well as rights groups. Brazil, which has friendly relations with Iran, offered her asylum.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told state-run English-language Press TV he did not think there was a need to send her to Brazil and that he hoped the issue “will be solved,” without explaining.
“There is a judge at the end of the day and the judges are independent. But I talked with the head of the judiciary and the judiciary also does not agree” with Brazil’s proposal, Ahmadinejad said. “I think there is no need to create some trouble for President Lula and take her to Brazil,” he added, referring to Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. […]
Under Islamic rulings, a man is usually buried up to his waist, while a woman is buried up to her chest with her hands also buried. Those carrying out the verdict then throw stones until the condemned dies.