Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's supporters call for support to free her from prison, after sentence was changed to hanging

This tragedy is unfolding in full view of the whole world.  While some in the West are protesting the death sentence for alleged adultery, there is no outcry from the Muslim world.

This poor woman’s sentence was first increased to stoning to death after being given 100 lashes as the original sentence for adultery.  Due to international censure (no Islamic countries heard from) she is now sentenced to death by hanging.  Again, no outcry from the Islamic world. 

As terrible as this atrocity is, it points out why Islam and Sharia law can never become even a part of Western law.  Sharia is totally dependant on the whim of an Imam or Mullah and the ever shifting interpretation of Sharia.  Not only do we have the major differences between Shia and Sunni sects, there are hundreds of other variations of Islam throughout the world.

A question Westerners should ask themselves is "what brand of Islam do I want represented in my judicial system"? Do they want the Shia flavor as represented by Iran and it's stoning of women, or do they want the Sunni flavor as represented by Saudi Arabia who cut off heads for insulting Mohammed?

While much of the West is complacent about the infusion of Islam into their societies and legal systems, the ultimate goal of Islam is the total domination of all of humanity.

As can be seen by developments over the past 30 years or so, the most radical, and fanatical forms of Islam are taking over Muslim countries. The same pattern is happening in Western countries with Muslim populations.  So in the long run, even the most benign forms of Sharia that are getting a toe hold in the West will become a gateway for radical Islam.

Islam must somehow be stopped from further inroads into the West before the radical elements take over and
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's fate happens in the West.


Iran stoning sentence woman asks to be reunited with her children

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's supporters call for support to free her from prison, after sentence was changed to hanging
    * Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    *, Friday 30 July 2010 18.04 BST

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's supporters hope pressure can be applied to Tehran to free her from prison. Photograph: AP

The Iranian woman whose sentence of death by stoning was commuted to hanging after an international campaign, today sent a message from inside Tabriz prison calling for further support so that she might be reunited with her children.

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old mother of two, said she thinks of nothing other than hugging her children and that she was mentally broken when authorities flogged her 99 times in front of her then 17-year-old son, Sajad.

She thanked the world for launching the campaign for her release but said part of her "heart is frozen". "Every night before I go to sleep, I think who would throw stones at me?", she said.

The message was read by Mina Ahadi, of the Iran Committee against Stoning (ICAS), at a press conference in Conway Hall, in London, this morning .

"Put Sakineh's picture beside Neda Agha-Soltan's and don't let Iran repeat what it did with Neda again with Sakineh," said Ahadi, an Iranian human rights activist. Agha-Soltan was shot to death in the aftermath of Iran's disputed election in June 2009 and became a symbol of Iran's post-election rebellion.