“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

Executing A Stone Thrower.

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The Torygraph reports:

“Mohammad-Amin Valian, a 20-year-old Islamic studies student, was arrested on the basis of a photograph taken at a mass demonstration against the rigged presidential election last year. He was among six people convicted of the Islamic crime of moharebeh, or waging war against God.”

Written by modernityblog

19/03/2010 at 00:56

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  1. Andrew Murphy

    19/03/2010 at 01:58

  2. very funny, but a bit more serious for those Iranians 😦


    19/03/2010 at 03:13

  3. I was going for the mentality angle on this then the levity with the Python clip

    Andrew Murphy

    19/03/2010 at 04:02

  4. How can that even be a crime? Surely if God is the all-seeing, all-powerful supreme deity they think he is, waging war on Him is a futile exercise, as the smiting is a foregone conclusion??!

    Julia Smith

    19/03/2010 at 10:27

  5. a theologically sharp point there Julie!


    19/03/2010 at 12:30

  6. Yep.

    Perhaps all those who profess to love a God should start by wrapping their heads around the ‘Thou shalt not kill’ bit and then, when they’ve fully grasped that, move on to the more difficult stuff.

    Just saying, like.

    Julia Smith

    19/03/2010 at 15:12

  7. This is Iran, Julia. The regime interpretes Islam as it goes along; whatever keeps it in power.

    richard millett

    20/03/2010 at 19:29

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