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- n. Lapidation: punishment by throwing stones, usually resulting in death
- v. Present participle of stone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of pelting with stones; punishment inflicted by throwing stones at the victim (even unto death)
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The Quran does not mention the word stoning even once, yet we see the so-called Muslim scholars defending this barbaric practice.
If you want the truth to be that "stoning does not exist in Iran" use what power you have to convince Iran's clerics to remove stoning from the country's penal code.
The fact that stoning is the most savage form of this penalty can not and must not make us blind to the brutality at the heart of the death penalty as such.
The case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman whose death by stoning is ever-imminent, has become a mainstay on the docket of news reportage which dutifully highlights the savagery of Islamic law.
NEW YORK — Without fanfare, the United Nations this week elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women, handing a four-year seat on the influential human rights body to a theocratic state in which stoning is enshrined in law and lashings are required for women judged “immodest.”
And then the mode of execution … stoning is not a fast death.
The thrill of a stoning is short-lived, it can't last for much longer than the initial rush.
Demand that the death sentence/stoning is abolished. bb.
It is not the word that is used before (ch.viii. 59), but ebastasan lithous -- they carried stones -- great stones, stones that were a load, such as they used in stoning malefactors.
The Iranian regime allows a penalty called stoning, which is usually used on women and usually for "crimes" such as adultry (it has to be noted that getting raped also counts as adultry and if the rape victim fails to produce several male witnesses who confirm her story, then she is subject to execution by stoning as well, that's how islamic "law" deals with it.)
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