Why did Iran pass a law on banning stoning?

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  • DS M
    Lv 6
    9 years ago
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    So they can rape the women prisoners and shoot them.

    ***In a report on November 22, 1994, the United Nations Special Rapportuer on violence against women said "the public stoning and lashing of women serves to institutionalize violence against women. The Special Rapportuer has received many allegations of such violent punishments being inflicted on women in the Islamic Republic of Iran."

    According to a special "religious decree" issued by Ayatollah Khomeini, virgin women prisoners must be raped before execution to prevent their going to heaven. A Guard conducts the rape the night before their murder. The next day, the religious judge at the prison issues a marriage certificate and sends it to the victim’s family, along with a box of sweets.

    Tens of thousands of women have been subjected to cruel torture and execution. One method is particularly revealing: the Revolutionary Guards fire a single bullet into the womb of women political prisoners, leaving them to bleed to death in a slow process of excruciating pain. Even pregnant women are not spared, and hundreds have been executed with their unborn children. Many defenseless women prisoners are held in what are euphemistically referred to as "residential quarters" in prisons, where the Guards systematically rape them in order to totally destroy them.

    In an eyewitness report, Amnesty International revealed how the small children of many young women in Evin Prison are viciously abused. Witness Helmut Szimkus, a German engineer, told Amnesty International they are kept "because they are an asset to the prison authorities for gaining confessions." Szimkus, who was released after serving a lengthy sentence in an Iranian prison, said he witnessed several cases where Iranian children were tortured in the presence of their parents. "One time these guys [torturers] raped a nine-year-old girl. The parents had to watch. The father shook and rattled so badly that he could no longer sign the espionage confession they put before him."***

    http://www.uri.edu/artsci/wms/hughes/mhviran.htm

    Taking the stone out of their hands doesn't put compassion in their hearts.

    Hope this helps

  • 9 years ago

    Looks like Iran is finally joining the rest of the world.Yay!Now let's hope the other countries start following Iran's example.

  • 9 years ago

    Most Iranian politicians were against it, but the Supreme Leader never really adressed the problem and the mollahs finally got it to his attention that hadith said that stoning is against Islam.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Yes. banning it is contravening islamic law.

    John

    @ blooper. Indeed but you will find hadith from both bukhari and muslim (both shaih, of course) in which mohammed ordered stoning; in poarticular for adultery. AHadith, besides the quran, is a major source upoon which islamic laws are based.

    Regards

    John

    Source(s): Quran and Hadith
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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Link didn't work, but if that is true then it looks like Iran is starting to further stray from Islamic practices, just like most other secular "Muslim" countries.

  • EAH
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    @ Islam: Link works fine for me, maybe your being blocked.

    '...A new law by the Islamic Republic of Iran to abolish stoning to death for adulterers..."

    Religion is bad sex.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Sly, very sly. The terrorist say we don't stone people. Of course not. The precedent was set by Mohammed when he beheaded over 600 men, women and children, with the sword. I respect Islam for what it is, nothing more, nothing less.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Maybe they're finally trying to make their way out of the stone age.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    They stopped acting like brutish pigs and stopped killing each other with the most terrifying and rustic possible execution style?

    Sounds pretty bad.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    "It might surprise many to learn the Qur’an never commands “stoning,” though death by stoning is specified as a punishment numerous times in the Bible".

    Interesting. Not surprising, but interesting.

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