Isn’t it great that Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange made Oklahoma safe for Sharia?
In any case, she was lashed, not stoned to death, so her executioners must be moderates. “Bangladeshi ‘stepson affair’ woman dies after caning,” by Ethirajan Anbarasan for BBC News, December 20 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Sufia Begum’s home in Rajshahi district, north-western Bangladesh Women’s rights campaigners have also gone to Sufia Begum’s village to find out what happened
Two people have been arrested after the death of a Bangladeshi woman who was publicly caned for allegedly having an affair with her stepson, police say.
A group of village elders and clerics sentenced Sufia Begum under Sharia law to 40 lashes for adultery.
The 40-year-old died of her injuries almost a month after the beating in Rajshahi district, her family says.
Bangladesh banned such punishments in the name of religious edicts or fatwas by Muslim clergy earlier this year.
It is thought to be the first case of a fatality linked to a Sharia law punishment since the practice was outlawed….
“According to the information we’ve received, village elders tied 10 canes together and beat her four times,” Masud Parvez, an investigating police officer, told the BBC….
“Her body was swollen and I couldn’t even recognise her,” said Ms Begum’s brother, Taimur Rahman….
Activists say dozens of fatwas are issued under Sharia law each year by village clergy.
Nearly 90% of Bangladesh’s estimated 160 million population are Muslims, most of whom practice a moderate version of Islam.