Iran Amends Stoning Execution Law

Iran adds a confusing addition to its penal code on stoning executions (emphasis mine):

An article of Iran's Islamic new penal code, published earlier this week, states that, "if the possibility of carrying out the (stoning) verdict does not exist," the sentencing judge may order another form of execution pending final approval by the judiciary chief.

The article does not explain what is meant by the possibility of stoning not existing. [...]

Under Iran's interpretation of Islamic Sharia law in force since its 1979 revolution, adultery is punished by the stoning of convicted adulterers.

Women are buried up to the their shoulders, but men only up to their waists. They are spared if they manage to free themselves before dying.

I suspect it is just a way a sentencing judge can avoid ruling for a controversial stoning execution if faced with public pressure.

(Hat Tip: Look Under The Burka Of Islam)

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Posted by: DMartyr at 11:23 AM


1 Well, rocks are complicated things, y'know. There may not be enough adult muzzlemen with the technological sophistication required for their proper employment. Not just any arabic Iranian can fathom the murky depths of paleo-kinetic induction like a Persian Iranian can.

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at May 31, 2013 11:49 AM

2 Good thing they published directions. Those blood thirsty savages would never figure out how to torture-kill by themselves.

Posted by: Kafiroon at May 31, 2013 12:51 PM

3 #2 the instructions actually make it more humane, for lack of a better word.

Posted by: DMartyr at May 31, 2013 02:51 PM

4 I am supprised that Code Pink doesn't demand the women are also only buried up to their waist to have a equal chance to escape.

Posted by: kelvin at May 31, 2013 05:19 PM

5 As an apostate to islam is this what Obama fears for himself and why he gives in to the terrorists??

would explain many things.

Posted by: zipptrack at May 31, 2013 07:20 PM

6 #5 YOU ISLAMOPHOBE!!!!eleventy!!

Posted by: DMartyr at May 31, 2013 09:20 PM

7 What's the problem understanding this? If at sea you can't get rocks to throw. Sometimes rocks are to small and sometimes to big. Sometimes the rocks in the mountains are under several feet of snow. This is a very complicated matter. Stoning must be done properly otherwise people could think it's a backward form of execution and we would have to stone them.

Posted by: GREYROOSTER at June 01, 2013 06:25 AM

8 Looks like olla (satan) is persnickety about how he wants people killed. Seriously, anyone who does this kind of crap, and calls it 'legal' is a satan-worshiper.

Posted by: EROWMER at June 01, 2013 12:28 PM

9 I could see a line of mullahs and islamo clerics buried upto their necks and you would have to use a steamroller there are so many guilty ones...

Will keep it in mind when the slaves are freeded from islama and satan, and they ask for ideas of what to do with those who pertpetrated (and benefitted by ) that Crime on Humanity upon them all for so very long.

Come to think of it they wont want to wait for anything as complex as 'burying them up to their necks'. Bludgeoning even with just hands is common when there is so much pent up hartred/revenge for such guilty arch-criminals.

Posted by: tripwiredthreshold at June 01, 2013 12:47 PM

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