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Muslims: ‘need to move beyond Medieval laws’ 10, July 2010

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Islam.
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There’s an excellent op-ed in the Times of London regarding the recent saga around the stoning of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.

She was accused of adultery and sentenced to be stoned to death. On appeal and amid international uproar at this barbaric medieval absurdity the sentence was commuted and is under review.

Ed Hussain of the anti-extremist Quilliam Foundation, situates Iran’s current attitude in light of their rather more enlightened history. He also points out – if it needed to be pointed out [which, I fear, it does] – that stoning is as anathema to the vast majority of Muslims around the world as it is typically to Christian and Jewish societies.

Interesting stuff and worth a two minutes of your time.