I am honored that you requested my opinion on this matter (and thank you for starring it
)-- but since Justice is open to interpretation, it
doesn't matter what I base my opinions on. Remember; Hitler thought he was doing the right thing.
To directly answer your question -- what the woman received was justice according to the laws of her country.
Clinton was removed from office
according to the laws of this
country: an unfair impeachment, according to some interpretations, and an applauded action to others. Is it truly
one or the other, for the woman or for Clinton?
I couldn't tell you that.
Sharia Law is a law that is based on Islamic religious text. It is an example of what might have occurred if the US enforced Biblical law from its
Since I am neither Muslim, theologian, nor mystic, I can't criticize Sharia law (as being just or unjust). Please understand that even if I said,
"This woman has been mistreated," there are those who will argue that her judgment was handed to her in accordance with the will of an "Almighty
Deity," who dictated those very laws.
Meanwhile, this woman's case is neither new nor particularly shocking. The USA is hardly the citadel of justice and glory, itself. That this country
doesn't administer public punishments or beheadings doesn't automatically make it better than anywhere else. In one country, you have a woman
getting flogged for being in public with a man that wasn't her spouse. In another country, people are enslaved by a financial and legislative system,
which they can do nothing to change or escape. If Iran is unjust, then perhaps there is a subconscious comparison with the US; I don't think such a
comparison can (or should) honestly end in an 'A-is-better-than-B' conclusion.
The Government of Iran has served in its legal capacities, if indeed they oversaw the administration of this punishment. You call it 'injustice,'
they call it law; you call something 'freedom', they call it 'immorality.' This is why I have advised (and will continue to advise) caution.
Opinions are only a matter of perception, and nothing more.
[edit on 12/5/2007 by Mr Jackdaw]