Just in case anyone thinks I’ve only got it in for the Catholic Church there are also nasty deeds being done in the name of Islam by the government of Iran. These people still think that a great punishment for misdemeanors such as adultery is to bury you in the ground and throw stones at you until you’re dead.
Details of how stonings are carried out make harrowing reading while videos of a stoning can make you vomit.
It doesn’t seem to be enough that these twisted minds can condemn people to death for non-crimes. Oh no, they have to make that death as drawn out and tortuous as they possibly can. It ain’t like in the Life of Brian where someone comes along and drops a big rock on you: the Iranian code specifies that the stones should be just big enough to cause injury but not large enough for any individual stone to lead to your death. Sickening.
The Iranian government is bad enough in using this barbaric practice but what sort of depraved people do they get to actually carry it out? Why folks, all men of course, who are entirely convinced that they’re carrying out God’s will. Some god, huh? Best avoided.
Posted 5 July 2010, 12:07 BST