Friday, August 09, 2013

I'm going with stoning as a bad thing

Seriously, if your religion demands that you stone people who violate an arbitrary moral code, your religious is completely corrupt. Do something about it. Islam… are you listening?

Stoning – the true horror

Recently I posted a blog about the treatment of women in many Islamic states and the fact that such treatment, if following the legal definition, amounts to a crime against humanity. In it, I linked to a document produced by Amnesty International entitled "How to stone someone to death". The document describes in step-by-step detail, as outlined in the Iranian penal code, exactly how to bury someone up to their waist — or chest if female — and throw stones at their head until they die.

I cannot fathom the rational for this type of punishment. Is Islam a stone age religion or simply a tool of oppression?