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2010: Two Afghan adulterers stoned

August 15th, 2011 Headsman

On this date last year, the Taliban carried out the public stoning of an adulterous couple who had attempted to elope in northern Afghanistan.

“Even family members were involved,” the New York Times reported, “both in the stoning and in tricking the couple into returning after they had fled.”

as a Taliban mullah prepared to read the judgment of a religious court, the lovers, a 25-year-old man named Khayyam and a 19-year-old woman named Siddiqa, defiantly confessed in public to their relationship. “They said, ‘We love each other no matter what happens,'” [local farmer Nadir] Khan said.

The executions were the latest in a series of cases where the Taliban have imposed their harsh version of Shariah law for social crimes, reminiscent of their behavior during their decade of ruling the country. In recent years, Taliban officials have sought to play down their bloody punishments of the past, as they concentrated on building up popular support.

“We see it as a sign of a new confidence on the part of the Taliban in the application of their rules, like they did in the ’90s,” said Nader Nadery, a senior commissioner on the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission. “We do see it as a trend. They’re showing more strength in recent months, not just in attacks, but including their own way of implementing laws, arbitrary and extrajudicial killings.”

Apparent cell phone video of the execution later surfaced.

Warning: Mature Content. It’s two filmed stonings, after all.

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5 thoughts on “2010: Two Afghan adulterers stoned”

  1. tj says:

    @tamahome Jenkins

    Yes, I would consider those lynchers inferior. Thankfully NOW those rednecked racist bastards are now held accountable. Racist a**holes who killed in the 1950s and 1960s are now being arrested, tried, and convicted (theres no statue of limitations on murder). I support the Death Penalty. I have no trouble with the State executing by lethal injection someone after they have been tried, convicted, and allowed to appeal. This is not the case with these two people or the others who have been stoned. These two were tricked into coming back home, grabbed and sentenced by a non-government “religious council” of sorts and then STONED TO DEATH. D’ua Aswad was grabbed, forced onto the ground, and STONED for a rumor. Stoning is a horrific and extremely painful way to kill someone. It belongs in the past, not in the 21st Century. Just as the US and other nations have recognized the fact that lynching is wrong, Islamic nations and the Taliban needs to the same thing with stoning.

  2. @Jay

    Read about the history of the very country you live in. Less than 100 years ago it was common for people to behave the same way. It was called lynching. There were “honor killings” of white people who decided to intermarry with people of other races. Were your forefathers inferior people?

    If every culture was destroyed based on the fact that they acted like barbarians at some point, nobody would exist.

  3. Jay Crawford says:

    I do not care what the politically-correct stupid Soft-Left says, it’s things like this that, on a liberal value-of-life basis, qualitatively and demonstrably prove that their culture is inferior.
    Its wanton cruelty also cries out for the punishment of a Mk83 bomb blast. Death to the atavistic mysogynists of the Taliban.

  4. Meaghan says:

    I don’t understand why you don’t hear the woman crying out. She may have been trying to remain stoic, but it seems like some involuntary yelps would have happened.

  5. Ramon says:

    What’s with this date? Three years featuring middle-eastern executions for adultery…

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