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I usually try to share funny stories with you on this blog. Today is different. I stumbled across this story in a foreign newspaper. I don’t know why I didn’t see it in an American newspaper.
I’ll be honest, the story is graphic. The video is even more graphic. Two people are stoned to death by the Taliban for committing adultery. Did they really commit adultery? Who knows. But just imagine if you could be accused of such a crime and be sentenced to death by stoning… stoned by your neighbors.
A Taliban spokesman said, “Anyone who knows about Islam knows that stoning is in the Koran, and that it is Islamic law.”
Here’s the story.
Horrific video footage has emerged of Taliban insurgents stoning a couple to death for alleged adultery in northern
Hundreds of villagers can be seen on the video standing around as the woman, Siddqa, is buried up to her waist in a four foot hole in the ground.
Two mullahs pass sentence before the crowd begins to throw rocks at her head and body as she desperately tries to crawl free.
But the 19-year-old collapses to the ground, covered in blood - but miraculously still alive.
At this point a Taliban fighter shoots her three times in the head with an AK-47The crowd can be heard shouting allahu akbar as she is killed.
Her lover, Khayyam, is then marched in front of the crowd with his hands tied behind his back.
He is blindfolded with his own tunic and crouches down close to the ground as he tried to protect his body from the stones.
But he is battered to the floor by a barrage of rocks. He can be heard sobbing before eventually falling silent.
The stoning - the first to be documented on film since the Taliban were ousted from power - took place in the district of Dashte Archi, in Kunduz, last August.
Officials said that Siddqa had run away after being sold into an arranged marriage for $9,000 against her will.
She ran away to be with Khayyam, who was already married and had two children, and the pair eloped to
Brutal: Men hurl chunks of rock, some bigger than a fist, during the execution
But it is understand that they returned to their home village after being reassured by leaders that they would be unharmed.
It was a terrible mistake. They were dragged from their families' homes at by Taliban fighters and then put before a kangaroo court before being executed.
Here’s the link to the full story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1350945/Horrific-video-emerges-Taliban-fighters-stoning-couple-death-adultery.html#