Iranian Executed For Interpreting Story Of Jonah As A Symbolic Tale

The official charge was "spreading corruption on earth," which is punishable by death, crucifixion, or amputation, according to the Quran.


From The Guardian:

A 37-year-old man has been executed in Iran after being found guilty of heresy and insulting prophet Jonah, according to human rights activists.

Mohsen Amir-Aslani was arrested nine years ago for his activities which the authorities deemed were heretical. He was engaged in psychotherapy but also led sessions reading and reciting the Qur'an and providing his own interpretations of the Islamic holy book, his family said.

Amir-Aslani was hanged last week for making "innovations in the religion" and "spreading corruption on earth", but human rights activists said he was a prisoner of conscience who was put to death because of his religious beliefs. He had interpreted Jonah’s story in the Qur'an as a symbolic tale.

Posted by: DMartyr at 06:55 PM


1 Because if the story of Jonah needs anything it is people fearing that they get it wrong or criticize it or will be killed. Nice world these rag-heads are creating. Good thing they are a peaceful religion and not a bunch of backward barbarians!

Posted by: Frustrated Teacher at September 29, 2014 11:00 PM

2 This is a good thing. For once the Mohammedans do something right. It was a real event. When God lets these head choppers out on the US public remember we had it coming just like the people in Constantinople who abandoned and mocked God in the years before the city fell. We will die for our sins.

Posted by: Ebola Obama at September 30, 2014 12:22 AM

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