"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Stoning Of Soraya

Have you read this book or seen this movie?

After reading about this real life situation on Phyllis Chesler's blog today I know this is the next book I must read and I will do my best to find where this movie is playing as well.

"In it, Sahebjam writes that in contemporary Iran, “being born female is both a capital crime and a death sentence.”

"The book is a haunting and carefully rendered account of how, on August 15, 1986, a thirty-five-year-old woman was stoned to death in Kupayeh, Iran. Soraya, (peace be upon her), was lynched and stoned to death by the villagers with whom she had lived all her life. Her own father, her two sons, and her lying, greedy, heartless petty criminal of a husband, Ghorban-Ali, all threw the first stones."

To learn more please visit Phyllis's blog today.


Aleta said...

I read the link. Amazon has the book. Don't know if I'll be able to stomach it, but I'll try..

Chat Blanc said...

how terribly sad. . .