For many Muslims who choose to break free from their Islam faith frequently, they say the Sharia law plays some factor; in some counties under this law, the Quran has a significant influence over their lives, such as when it comes to adultery, blasphemy, and specific crimes.
Well, a man and a woman who was caught having an affair discovered this first hand when The Islamic Republic of Iran sentenced them to death by execution for having an affair. The man, 27, and his lover is 33. According to several news sites, the man’s wife discovered her husband’s infidelity and when to the police with evidence.
But after the wife learned that Iran’s supreme court in the capital of Tehran was going to kill her husband and his lover, she begged for clemency for them; however, the man’s father-in-law, who has a considerable of power as part of Sharia law, fought for his son-in-law and his mistress to be killed and the court agreed with him according to the Shargh Daily news site.
Under the Sharia law, there’s a stipulation that if a victim’s family feels that the accused has repented for their actions in major crimes, the accused can be given a jail sentence; those caught cheating are at the mercy of being stoned in public.
Masih Alinejad, an Iranian-American journalist, tweeted her outrage at the man’s and woman’s pending deaths. “A man & woman who had sex outside of marriage were sentenced to death in Iran. It’s been approved by the Supreme Court. They are one step away from execution. Please be our voice to save their lives. I call on the international community to hear us, @jack! Don’t remove this photo.”
In July of this year, several news sites showed a woman beaten 100 times passed out in the city of Indonesia because she had premarital sex. Her punishment came because she broke the Sharia law, which forbids sex without being married.
Surprisingly, according to the Daily Mail news site, data says 246 executions took place last year in Iran, although the figures did not give the stats of what crimes the executions fell under. Several news sites also wrote stories about two teenagers who were beaten with a cane 17 times and received jail sentences for hugging in Indonesia’s Aceh province.
In addition, there were reports that a woman in college and her boyfriend were taken on a stage at a mosque in Banda Ache and beaten with a cane for showing affection in public.