A 37-year-old man has been executed in Iran after being found guilty of heresy and insulting prophet Jonah, according to human rights activists.
Mohsen Amir-Aslani was arrested nine years ago for his activities which the authorities deemed were heretical. He was engaged in psychotherapy but also led sessions reading and reciting the Qur’an and providing his own interpretations of the Islamic holy book, his family said.
Amir-Aslani was hanged last week for making “innovations in the religion” and “spreading corruption on earth”, but human rights activists said he was a prisoner of conscience who was put to death because of his religious beliefs. He had interpreted Jonah’s story in the Qur’an as a symbolic tale.
You know the story of Jonah, the one where he gets swallowed by a whale/big fish.
Interrupting that story as non-literal can get you executed in Iran.
The current government of Iran is at best a lateral move from the shah.
Re: Islamic Republic of Iran executes man for interpreting story in the Quran as symbolic
Originally Posted by millwad
Thank the US for giving them power and strength.
you're dumb as fukk, maybe the dumbest mf'er here. no joke.
just awhile back you were acting like Iran is no threat and everyone else are the bad guys, like they were so unfairly labeled. and you're always reinventing ancient history never being honest about the contexts of those situations, to blame America. really hpe u join ISIS soon and get blown the fukk up.
these mf'ers arrested people for dancing to Happy lol....and ISH has like 3~ really dumbass pro muslim mf'ers, borderline terrorists, always stickinig up for them and the other terrorist organizations here. i swear this place should be investigated by Homeland Security.