June 7, 2014

Witness to a Stoning

Tom Stacey, The Spectator

The Associated Press

Attending public executions, whether beheadings or stonings, is not my predilection, yet one does come across them in the course of life in Arabia and Pakistan.

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TAGGED: Islam, Pakistan


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