Today is international Day against Stoning. I was initially thinking of embedding that stoning clip from "the life of Brian", but then decided that this is actually no laughing matter, bearing in mind that there are people in captivity awaiting this barbaric punishment for doing something we take for granted, freely expressing themselves.
You would think wouldn't you that if some deity were so offended by someone's utterances he would be perfectly capable of delivering his own retribution. But then of course religion is just an excuse for sadistic mysogynists to satisfy their own peculiar lusts.
How about a nice local story for a change?
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