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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. Author of FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND THE SECULAR STATE (2012), HUMANITY ENHANCED (2014), and THE MYSTERY OF MORAL AUTHORITY (2016).

Monday, July 11, 2011

The barbarity of stoning - support for Maryam Namazie

Please support the ongoing campaign against the cruel and barbaric practice of execution by stoning, which continues even now in the twenty-first century. Maryam Namazie discusses it, and is collecting statements in support of the campaign, over on her blog.

Of the many statements you can find there, one of the best must surely be this pithy summation by Fred Edwords, National Director, United Coalition of Reason: "Stoning is the very symbol of what it means to be primitive, barbaric, and cruel."


Lee said...

The fact that this practice actually requires organized opposition is a depressing, demoralizing state of affairs.

Russell Blackford said...

Yes, all too true.