20 April 2007

Legal footnote regarding...

Sharia Law.

-- TEHRAN -- The Iranian Supreme Court has overturned the murder convictions of six members of a prestigious state militia who killed five people they considered “morally corrupt.”

The last victims, for example, were a young couple engaged to be married who the killers claimed were walking together in public.

Iran’s Islamic penal code, which is a parallel system to its civic code, says murder charges can be dropped if the accused can prove the killing was carried out because the victim was morally corrupt.

This is true even if the killer identified the victim mistakenly as corrupt. In that case, the law requires “blood money” to be paid to the family.
Are these people insane?

Of course, that may just be my "reluctance to accept the Islamic perspective" speaking.

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Anonymous said...

re: are these people insane? - No. Just evil.

Anonymous said...

About as insane as all you neo-clowns.

Neo Conservative said...

"Anon said... About as insane as all you neo-clowns."

way to blow me away with your incisive counterpoint.