Horror Show Sunday: Don’t Doubt Jonah

jonah-and-the-whaleOf all the really stupid reasons that Muslims can execute a person, this one takes the cake.  Iran has now executed a man, 37-year old Mohsen Amir-Aslani, because he dared to doubt the story of Jonah and the whale.  Yes, that’s right, he simply doubted an absurd religious story that pretty much nobody takes seriously.  Are these people really that stupid?

According to an unnamed government source, “He was initially held for making innovations in Islam and providing his own interpretations of the Qur’an but later he was accused of insulting prophet Jonah and also faced accusations of having sex outside marriage. They alleged that he had sexual relationships with a group of the people who participated in his classes.” Yes, doubting a complete bullshit mythical story can get you dead in Iran.  Hey, sign me up for a non-stop flight to Tehran!

Mohsen Amir-Aslani
Not believing a fairy tale is cause for death, apparently.

Mohsen was hanged for his “crime” of not taking a ridiculous story seriously. His wife, Leila, lists the official reasons as “spreading corruption on earth” and “innovations in the religion”.  Yes, it is against the religious law to innovate Islam. You can’t actually suggest anything is wrong, you can’t suggest any of the stories are false, you have to be blindly obedient to the local interpretation of the Qur’an or off to the hoosegow you go.  Is there a more absurd religion anywhere on the planet? Oh wait, Christianity used to do the same thing, didn’t it?  They imprisoned Galileo for life and murdered Bruno for essentially the same thing.  How soon we forget.

Every time I think I’ve found the most laughably ridiculous thing that Islam can do, they top themselves.  Guys, this is not a contest, stop trying so hard!  It’s no wonder you people end up on Horror Show Sunday so often these days.  It’s nothing to be proud of.  Knock it off.

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