Afghanistan considering reinstating stoning as a punishment for adulterers.

Afghanistan considering reinstating stoning as a punishment for adulterers. November 25, 2013

And by “alduterer” they’re including people who just have sex before engaging in some arbitrary religious ceremony.

Afghan government officials have proposed reintroducing public stoning as a punishment for adultery, Human Rights Watch said, even though the practice has been denounced both inside and outside the country as one of the most repugnant symbols of the Taliban regime.

The sentence for married adulterers, along with flogging for unmarried offenders, appears in a draft revision of the country’s penal code being managed by the ministry of justice.

There are several references to stoning in a translated section of the draft seen by the Guardian, including detailed notes on judicial requirements for handing down the sentence.

“Men and women who commit adultery shall be punished based on the circumstances to one of the following punishments: lashing, stoning [to death],” article 21 states. The draft goes on to specify that the stoning should be public, in article 23.

What do you say about this?  Killing someone for having fun is about as ridiculous as you can get.  In a sane, just world, punishments would fit the crime – and while lying to someone you love may be a “crime” in the sense that it’s a bad thing to do, violence is a greater crime.  And having a consensual, joyous exchange of fluids with another person is not a crime – it’s a good fuckin’ time (literally).

The reality is that these people, just like every other religious tyrant (or would be tyrant, see: the American Tea Party) throughout history, care very much about justice.  The problem is that religion has seeped into their brain and corrupted the perception of what justice is.   How to make people see what religion has turned them into…

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