Thursday, January 27, 2011

Video of Taliban stoning a man and a woman to death in Afghanistan in August; Police promise justice now after seeing video!

This is the kind of Islamic law what Islamists want to impose on the whole world. Please do not say that Koran does not say anything on stoning because Islam is not just Koranic affair. What Prophet did and taught is also part of Islam and Islamic jurisprudence. Islamic sources make it crystal clear that he did order stoning as punishment for adultery and first four caliphs rightfully followed his example after Prophet's death. ( one can read on stoning from here.)

In August BBC reported, " In Afghanistan, a woman and a man were stoned to death in Taliban's stronhold ".

Again today BBC reports, " Afghan police pledge justice for Taliban stoning ". (This link has video.) OR one can watch the video here. (Discretion is advised.)


The BBC's Quentin Sommerville: ''For Siddqa, the hole where she stood is now her grave''

The men who stoned a couple to death in north Afghanistan will be brought to justice, say officials, after footage of the killings came to light.

The man and woman were accused of adultery in the district of Dashte Archi in Kunduz province last August.

Hundreds of people attended the stoning but no-one was charged. The area is still under Taliban control.

After viewing the footage, regional police chief Gen Daoud Daoud said those responsible could be recognised.

"Special police investigators will be sent there, we will find them and they will be brought to justice," he told the BBC.

A mobile phone recording of the killings has only just been seen by Afghan and Nato officials. Most of the video is too graphic to be shown.

The video begins with Siddqa, a 25-year-old woman, standing waist-deep in a hole in the ground.

She is entirely hidden in a blue burka. Hundreds of men from the village are gathered as two mullahs pass sentence. As Taliban fighters look on, the sentence is passed and she is found guilty of adultery.

The stoning lasts two minutes. Hundreds of rocks - some larger than a man's fist - are thrown at her head and body. She tries to crawl out of the hole, but is beaten back by the stones. A boulder is then thrown at her head, her burka is soaked in blood, and she collapses inside the hole.

Incredibly Siddqa was still alive. The mullahs are heard saying she should be left alone. But a Taliban fighter steps forward with a rifle and she is shot three times.

Then her lover, Khayyam, is brought to the crowd. His hands are tied behind his back. Before he is blindfolded he looks into the mobile phone camera. He appears defiant.

The attack on him is even more ferocious. His body, lying face down, jerks as the rocks meet their target. He is heard to be crying, but is soon silent.

The couple had earlier eloped to Pakistan, but were lured back with the false promise that they would not be harmed.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid defended the sentencing.

In a telephone interview he said: "Anyone who knows about Islam knows that stoning is in the Koran, and that it is Islamic law.

"There are people who call it inhuman - but in doing so they insult the Prophet. They want to bring foreign thinking to this country."

One might wonder about so many people participating in that barbaric ritual. But Islam does not act on morals we accept in our life. Islam believes the question of what is right and what is wrong can not be deduced from reasoning and logic as wisdom of humans is limited compared to Allah who is transcendent. So if Koran says something it must be right whether we consider it as intolerance or barbaric. Islamic theology even says that when stoning is done Allah too forgives 'supposedly' offenders and admits them to paradise in hereafter or else offenders will suffer in hellfire which is more painful. 

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