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Originally posted by jsobecky
How can people justify this type of penalty? This is a result of Islamic law. It does not belong in the 21st century society, regardless of what it's defenders say.
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Originally posted by Roper
Originally posted by Rapacity
Edited to add:
The eight "missing/unpunished" men might not have been aware of their to-be-punished woman's status as being married. Also, who said the women had affairs with other men (they might have had affairs with women (8 women=4 couples).
[edit on 20/7/08 by Rapacity]
For the act of adultery, cutting off a finger is still a bit much.
If the women had homosexual affairs I think the Muslim religion would call it that and deal with the act of homo sex. They kill them too. Dead is dead.
In Islam women are treated as property and the men get away with murder, see "honor killings".
[edit on 20-7-2008 by Roper]
Along with adultery, other capital offenses in Iran include murder, rape, armed robbery, apostasy, blasphemy, drug trafficking, prostitution, treason and espionage.
a·pos·ta·sy Pronunciation[uh-pos-tuh-see] noun, plural -sies. a total desertion of or departure from one's religion, principles, party, cause, etc.
Originally posted by Rapacity Also, who said the women had affairs with other men (they might have had affairs with women (8 women=4 couples).
E-mail the white house and the U.N. an demand they put political pressure on Iran to stop this kind of crap.
Originally posted by resistor
Bomb ‘em!!! Bomb ‘em right now!!! Those darn dirty Arab Iranians with their caveman religion. How can we, as the worlds last bastion of culture and godly behavior allow this to happen?!?!?! We must save them from themselves by dropping our bombs of salvation on their ignorant, murderous families. It is our solemn duty as god’s representatives on earth. And any of you sissified Arab lovin’ peaceniks that won’t stand up for our country need to get the hell out!
Originally posted by xmotex
Trying to pretend this stuff is unique to Islam ignores a lot of history, including the good old Christian tradition of burning people at the stake...
But humanitarian outrage is not the reason these stories get so much attention in the Western press. A propaganda campaign to get more people behind a war against Iran is.
Originally posted by Ownification
You just had to involve Islam in to this, and the source is Foxnews hehe.
Your lucky I don't bash Democracy and Capitalism, and it's products. Soooooo don't push me, please I am begging you, please because many people here will get hurt if I do so.
Originally posted by deadbang
For the people calling for a legal punishment for the act of adultry...think about it for a minute...
You can't legislate morality...and before I get flamed, I'm not talking about murder or rape or crimes of that nature...and theres the key point...people get executed for a crime...a serious one...I'm talking about what goes on between two adults.
and to finish this thought....most adults during the course of their marriage or relationship will be tempted, and a good many will stray...it's human nature...I think you'll find that if this was really how the world worked...our overall population would be greatly diminished.