“Another witness, a detective who was at the deadly crime scene, said at the trial that the man had told her that ‘if a woman cheats, then a man has the right to kill her.’ This is his right in Chechnya and also in the Koran.”
Rachid is wrong, but only partly. The death penalty for adultery is not in the Qur’an. However, it is in Islamic law. And the caliph Umar, one of Muhammad’s closest companions, even maintained that it was originally in the Qur’an:
‘Umar said, “I am afraid that after a long time has passed, people may say, “We do not find the Verses of the Rajam (stoning to death) in the Holy Book,” and consequently they may go astray by leaving an obligation that Allah has revealed. Lo! I confirm that the penalty of Rajam be inflicted on him who commits illegal sexual intercourse, if he is already married and the crime is proved by witnesses or pregnancy or confession.” Sufyan added, “I have memorized this narration in this way.” ‘Umar added, “Surely Allah’s Apostle carried out the penalty of Rajam, and so did we after him.” (Bukhari, vol. 8, bk. 82, no. 816)
“Allah’s Apostle” is, of course, Muhammad, who did indeed carry out stonings. Here is the hadith in which he challenges the rabbis about stoning, and in which there is amidst the barbarism and brutality a final act of love and compassion:
The Jews came to Allah’s Apostle and told him that a man and a woman from amongst them had committed illegal sexual intercourse. Allah’s Apostle said to them, “What do you find in the Torah (old Testament) about the legal punishment of Ar-Rajm (stoning)?” They replied, (But) we announce their crime and lash them.” Abdullah bin Salam said, “You are telling a lie; Torah contains the order of Rajm.” They brought and opened the Torah and one of them solaced his hand on the Verse of Rajm and read the verses preceding and following it. Abdullah bin Salam said to him, “Lift your hand.” When he lifted his hand, the Verse of Rajm was written there. They said, “Muhammad has told the truth; the Torah has the Verse of Rajm. The Prophet then gave the order that both of them should be stoned to death. (‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar said, “I saw the man leaning over the woman to shelter her from the stones.” (Bukhari, vol. 4, bk. 56, no. 829)
Even the monkeys practiced stoning, according to another hadith:
During the pre-lslamic period of ignorance I saw a she-monkey surrounded by a number of monkeys. They were all stoning it, because it had committed illegal sexual intercourse. I too, stoned it along with them. (Bukhari, vol. 5, bk. 58, no. 188)
Muhammad’s example is, of course, normative for Islamic behavior, since “verily in the messenger of Allah ye have a good example for him who looketh unto Allah and the Last Day, and remembereth Allah much” (Qur’an 33:21).
“19 stab wounds, thrown out the window, throat cut,” translated from “19 Messerstiche, aus dem Fenster geworfen, Kehle durchgeschnitten,” Welt, June 13, 2017:
For alleged infidelity, a man stabbed the mother of his five children, threw her out of the window, and then cut her throat. The court ruled against the maximum penalty. For a reason.
In the trial for a deadly marital dispute, the Cottbus regional court condemned the accused to 13 years in prison, as the “Lausitzer Rundschau” reported online.
The 32-year-old Rashid D. had previously admitted that he had stabbed his wife in November 2016 after an argument about alleged infidelity. According to the autopsy report, he stabbed the woman 19 times in their common apartment in Senftenberg (Brandenburg), and injured the then 27-year-old so severely that she had already died from her injuries.
D. also pushed his wife out of the second floor bathroom window. She struck an iron bicycle rack and lay there, as the newspaper also reported. A visitor who happened to be present in the house, who later testified in the trial, had to watch at the front door as the husband went down and cut his wife’s throat four times….
Another witness, a detective who was at the deadly crime scene, said at the trial that the man had told her that “if a woman cheats, then a man has the right to kill her.” This is his right in Chechnya and also in the Koran….