An Iranian woman who faced being stoned to death will hang today, a human rights group has claimed.
The International Committee Against Stoning said that the authorities had given the go-ahead for the execution of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.
That's all right then!
There is three ways to look at this I think. The first way, is to agree that stoning is barbaric and that it was right that the western world protested to Iran and that also she shouldn't be hung, for being adulterous and murdering her husband.
The second, is to say that while stoning is barbaric, she deserves to be hung for her crimes.
The third, which is probably the one that I would favour, is to say that she knew what the punishment was before she was adulterous and murdered her husband and even more importantly is, THAT IT'S GOT FUCK ALL TO DO WITH US!
Why do I say that. Well, IMHO, (which is never humble as most of you know!), many countries in the world are 3-400 years behind us in human development and we should let them evolve. If they are to evolve, of course, they will do so at a much faster rate than we in the west did, because of the influences which will come to bear, which we never had. Obviously a lot of these countries like Somalia and Iran are Muslim, but there are also occasional places like North Korea. I think we should let them get on with it and look after ourselves. We have plenty of problems here, without theirs.
For those of you, who think I'm wrong and there may be one or two, let me ask you a question. If there was a death sentence for drug trafficking or dealing in this country, HOW MANY DRUG ADDICTS WOULD THERE BE?