Dateline: Planet Earth, the same earth you walk around on:
"“We ask actress Leila Hatami be sentenced to one to ten years
imprisonment and flogging,” the petition read. “We refer you to article
638 of Islamic Penal Code, which deems punishment for those who commit a
sin in public. Leila Hatami, who is a beloved public personality in our
Islamic nation, did not observe the proper Islamic attire and
intentionally, and with full knowledge of her actions, volunteered to
kiss a foreign non-Muslim man.” The group signed the petition the
“Student Sisters of Hezbollah.”“Leila Hatami kisses a strange
man” ran the caption that many hardline media outlets used to accompany
the pictures. The hardline newspaper Kayhan accused Hatami of mocking
her country’s culture and used the occasion to recycle the old news
about Asghar Farhadi, the director of the Oscar-winning A Separation, shaking hands with Angelina Jolie."
"A kiss on the cheek is quite continental" but...Islam is a girl's best friend?
Yeah, sure, Christianity declares some things sins, too. And assorted pagan alleged Christian churches, such as Catholicism and those Westboro clowns have vented hate/held Grand Inquisitions
But here's the thing:
True Christianity is about loving your enemies, treating your neighbor as you would like to be treated.
If I may state this, a Christian woman kissing the cheek of a man not her husband in a social setting will not, I repeat, NOT bring about a call for that woman to be flogged in public or sentenced to prison for one to ten years.
The moral equivalence crowd may enter with a yabbut:
"Yeah, but not all Muslims are like that."
But with billions of Muslims in the world, even if the worst offenders were only one percent of the
total pop, that is STILL quite a few Muslims treating women as possessions and keeping them in
a type of servile chattel-hood.
American women, the type that fought for and won the right to vote in 1920, who declare that they are the equal of any man (which they are) would not put up with that Muslim nonsense here in America.
One last thing-did you note who was calling for Leila Hatami to be punished for the crime of kissing a man in public? "Student Sisters of Hezbollah". That is religious brainwashing at it's worst.
edit~the original article I commented upon is found at "The Daily Beast":