For The Reader Who Saw No Harm With Embracing Sharia Law

Posted: October 29, 2008 in World

Somali woman executed by stoning
BBC

A woman in Somalia has been stoned to death after an Islamic Sharia law court found her guilty of adultery.

The woman was buried up to her neck and then pelted to death with stones in front of a large crowd in Kismayo. (more…)

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Comments
  1. Peg says:

    I’m all for respecting one another’s cultures and religions – with limits.

    This is way, way outside my limits. And it should be for anyone who reveres civilized behavior.

  2. Give it a rest says:

    Considering that we live in a coutnry that embraces capital punishment how can we pass judgements on other societies and their morals and values?

    Ask yourself why the convicted women did not want to have her sentence reviewed? Maybe there was not going to be a life worth living with the amount of shame she would have to endure.

    And yes, using our western way of thinking we ARE about 200 years ahead of these people culturaly yet we still manage to murder each other all the time in the good ole US of A.

  3. Jen says:

    Yes we may use capital punishment but at least there is a trial and jury. I know what you are going to say and yes it may be somewhat flawed at times, but I sure as hell would take that over Sharia law any day.

  4. Peg says:

    “Give it a rest” – are you serious? First of all, I do not think it is accurate to state that our country “embraces capital punishment.” We’re a nation that allows capital punishment in some states. Some people believe it is a rational way to deal with heinous crime; others do not.

    Secondly – in my mind, even if you are in favor of capital punishment, there is a world of difference between giving someone a lethal injection or being electrocuted in a matter of moments – and enduring being stoned to death. I’ve watched a couple of videos of this. It is almost incomprehensible that people can do this to one another.

    People pass judgment on others all the time – and well they should. I pass judgment on our own nation when our people made the decision to allow slavery and to have Jim Crow laws. I pass judgment again on our nation with how we have treated native Americans. I pass judgment on Nazi Germany, and Stalin’s Russia, and Pol Pot and Saddam Hussein and the killings in Rwanda and a host of other terrors that have been inflicted on people throughout time and place.

    Everyone has their faults. It does not then mean that you must remain mute about what is wrong in the world.

  5. Give it a rest says:

    You cant judge Somalia by the standards we are acustom to in the USA. Even if you spoke the language and I left you there you would not survive a year without some major support. In all honesty I will bet you would find the culture and way of life there completely alien to what you can handle.

    Before you pass judgement you need to truly understand exactly how different life in Somilia is than even in the Caribbean or Mexico. Somalia is POOR in the most extreme sense of the word. Somalia is PRIMATIVE. maybe you might be able to relate to a few of the folks in city but if you went 20 miles into the country you would be at a total lose to understand 95% of their culture and way of life.

    Also these people in question are NOT Christians and do not share Christian values which is both a good and a bad thing.
    Life is extremely hard and precarious in Somalia. Life is also very short there. Food is in limited supply and water is also not so easy to get.

    Are you getting the picture yet…………….

    If life were half as hard in the USA we also would be cutting off hands and stoning people to death. When there is NOT enough food to go around human life just is not so sacreed.
    Sorry but that is a sad fact of life.

    The real UGLY reality is that the death of that women might have freed up food so her children can survive. This is a place were mothers selll children into slavery so those children might actually have a chance to live!

  6. Duane says:

    If life were half as hard in the USA we also would be cutting off hands and stoning people to death. When there is NOT enough food to go around human life just is not so sacreed.

    Sorry, but based on this comment, your depth of knowledge on poverty is about as thick as the naked images of Africans you may have seen in a National Geographic magazine.

    African slaves (your people) brought here to this country knew poverty and the pressures of living in a environment where they had NO rights. Yet you will read nothing about Black on Black crime. Yet somehow in the theater of your mind you believe the people in Somilia turn into a bunch of ignoramuses just because they have no FOOD????

    Way to represent.

    The real UGLY reality is that the death of that women might have freed up food so her children can survive. This is a place were mothers selll children into slavery so those children might actually have a chance to live!

    Forget socialism, you are primed and ready to go with communism. Sheesh!

  7. Thuyen says:

    As much as I do think what Somalia did was harsh, I can’t go too far with condemning it at least totally. In the OT, after all, executions were done by stoning for various offenses, including both murder and adultery in some forms.

    Having said that though, the OT punishments for these sins have been done away with by the new covenant, centered on the fact we have Christ as our Mediator and redeemer at the cross who took all the sins of the world unto Himself at the cross.

    But just wanted to point out there was a time when God sanctioned using stoning as form of death penalty.

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