The Daily Mail is reporting that elders in the village of Quds contacted Taliban commanders after the woman's pregnancy became known. A local official said: 'She had an illegal relationship with a man who was not her husband,' adding, 'Her husband died many years before. Then she became pregnant so, according to Islam, we gave her a very strong punishment. It was more than 200 lashes. Then we shot her.'This is in addition to the recent slaying of 10 medical missionaries (allegedly for preaching Christianity), the executions of a 7-year-old boy for spying, a young couple for eloping, and many more in Afghanistan. That's what's happening in Taliban land. As messed up as things are over here, I'm proud to be an American. God bless the USA.
See whole story here.
I would like to point out briefly that I do not know what injunction they would be following to give this woman 200 lashes and then execution by firing squad. 100 lashes are prescribed for fornicators in the Qur'an, but not 200:
"The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication,- flog each of them with a hundred stripes: Let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day: and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment." -- Surah 24:2
Execution by stoning is prescribed in various ahadith (e.g. Sahih Bukhari 2.23.413), and I guess an argument can be made that a bullet is just a really fast stone. But I don't think 200 lashes and then 3 bullets is prescribed Islamic punishment for adultery. Granting that, the punishments are being carried out in the name of Islam and they are close enough to where Islam can clearly be identified as the root of this cruel execution.
Nabeel, I would also add that in cases where the adulterous Muslim woman in pregnant, the prescribed punishment of lashes or stoning is postponed until the baby is born and weened.
You see there is mercy in Islam
I remember in our Islamic class that David and I took together in his undergrad the teacher saying that Sharia means light. Somehow these are not deeds I ascribe to "light." It sounds much more like the works of the devil himself--beating and murdering pregnant women. Thank God in heaven that at least some of Afghanistan is not under the Taliban's thumb. What a horrible religion to love death and not life.
Imagine the fear and pain she was having throughout the whole ordeal..... the worst yet... she probably never got to know Christ.. :-(
...and yet we MUST proclaim Islam is a religion of peace or face public ridicule. This story made me sick to my stomach.
I guess the brand of Islam in Afghanistan considers the unborn child guilty as well... unless they waiting to verify this:
"Some reports are saying the woman killed her newborn infant to avoid detection, and was not pregnant at the time she was executed."
I'd bet not seeing as how they were willing to execute a woman in this manner, why bother caring about the unborn? How horrible :(
This is horrifying. As an Afghan it hurts me deeply everytime I read something like this. At least Muhammad had the decency of letting the pregnant adulterous give birth before stoning her. See:
Sahih Muslim book 017 number 4207
"Imran b. Husain reported that a woman from Juhaina came to Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) and she had become pregnant because of adultery. She said: Allah's Apostle, I have done something for which (prescribed punishment) must be imposed upon me, so impose that. Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) called her master and said: Treat her well, and when she delivers bring her to me. He did accordingly. Then Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) pronounced judgment about her and her clothes were tied around her and then he commanded and she was stoned to death. He then prayed over her (dead body). Thereupon Umar said to him: Allah's Apostle, you offer prayer for her, whereas she had committed adultery! Thereupon he said: She has made such a repentance that if it were to be divided among seventy men of Medina, it would be enough. Have you found any repentance better than this that she sacr ficed her life for Allah, the Majestic?"
I do not wish to make light of this womans death. It is horrific. But I think Negeen's post brings up an point which should be examined.
The "Mercy of Muhammad" vs the "Mercy of Jesus" in the very same situation. When Jesus was brought a woman caught in the very act of adultery (the very idea seems to imply that the bedsheets were still wrapped around her) there was no doubt she was guilty. Jesus said "let he who is without sin, let him cast the first stone." When all the people had left (being convicted of their own sin in their spirit) He tells the woman to go on her way and to sin no more and that he did not condemn her. John 8:3-11
Let us merely look at this from a human perspective. Who was more merciful in the situation-- Jesus who told the woman to resume her life but to not fall into that sin again or Muhammad who (at least he did not execute the child) had her executed after she gave birth and thought a prayer was generous. Not a difficult choice....
From personal experience I know alot of Muslims,probably the great majority are AGAINST the West taking over Afghanistan.I think Paul Williams,Yahya Seymour,Andalusi are probably in the group.They,to my knowledge,have never condemned the Taliban.Yet if the West pulls out the Taliban will take over.IN ADDITION,the Taliban is killing alot of innocents in PAKISTAN.Yet those same Muslims still would not condemn them,you see it in their forums.Most Muslims contradict themselves 100% and think we do NOT notice,but we do,the ONLY ones they fool are they themselves.As I said before,if Muslims want to be taken seriosly by others they have to enter the 21st century.The Muslim world is the MOST brutalized place in the world,due to their religion,it is related to Islam or the particular idea of Islam of X group.I am glad I am not from a Muslim country.
The horror that some Muslims must endure, at the hands of their own people, is unthinkable. This is how a "religion of peace" shows its love of peace?
Praying for God's merciful intervention...
Muslim reaction to David, Nabeel, Paul, and Negeen being arrested for having a peaceful discussion: Cheering, tons of videos, articles condemning us, articles supporting the police, etc.
Muslim reaction to pregnant woman being whipped and shot: Silence.
I'm starting to think that people like Yahya Snow and our other critics don't have their priorities in order.
It is as I said before,the Muslim leaders in the WEST talk of "Islamophobia" and make a big deal of something like a church group burning a Koran,yet do absolutely nothing to help stop the brutalities of the Muslim world.They show almost utter indifference.On the other hand no Christian group does such evil,not to my knowledge.They make a big deal against PROHIBITING the BURKA in the West,and nothing against the evil of the Muslim world,an evil that is being done in the name of Islam.
Jesus christ is Lord, the prince of Peace. Thank God i am a christian. I don't understand why Muslims try to justify these type of things. The devil must be laughing his way to hell with all the muslims following. I pray that the Lord opens their spiritual eyes and see that their faith is sending all of them to hell and is from the devil.
This is even more "humane" compared to this:
Definitely Sharia, but i've no idea which country this happened.
these people are murders just plain murders. killing a woman that is pregnant is stupid but God will punish you all these people kill kids and woman and let man rape kids this is not right and they punish the rape victim for having sex well must say this you people are murders and stupid ANY GIRL FROM BIRTH TO 17 IS TO YOUNG TO GIVE CONSENT — that is the case in most CIVILIZED countries. What an abominable law! Shariah law should be outlawed–it is uncivilized, repugnant, and downright EVIL! i PRAY EVERY DAY GOD PUNISHS YOU PEOPLE FOR ALL YOU DO TO THOSE KIDS JUST WRONG VERY VERY WRONG.
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