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The World Must Know – The Stoning of Soraya M.

While Tommy Christopher was posing as a journalist asking silly questions, I had the opportunity to interview the director of “The Stoning of Soraya M.” , Cyrus Nowrasteh:

This is story that must be told, as it is a story of hope that must not be extinguished. It is the account of an ‘inconvenient wife’ accused of adultery in a rural town in Iran. The punishment for such a crime under islamic law is death by stoning. The movie was filmed near Petra, Jordan and many in the cast are of Iranian descent.

An Iranian journalist living in Paris, Freidoune Sahebjam, stumbled upon the story while on assignment in Iran, when his car broke down in this town and the aunt of Soraya shared her story with him.

In 1986, Soraya M. was stoned to death upon the accusation of adultery. This happened in the 20th century, not the dark ages. This movie takes an unflinching look at heinous human behavior driven by islamic law.

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5 responses to “The World Must Know – The Stoning of Soraya M.

  1. Bud

    Great interview, and great explanation of the story. I can’t wait to see it. Thanks.

  2. blondeconservative

    Just ordered it! Great post!

  3. Ali

    Words are so powerful. Hopefully I will be btteer at the words i speak and also the words i listen too. I’ve not seen either movie, but from your description, the womans sons didn’t search for the truth, they believed what they heard and didn’t give their mother any credit for who she really was.It’s surprising to me that people are so easily judged by others words. I’ve had this happen to me, and no matter how I acted or who I really was, they had predetermined me to be something I wasn’t and they just can’t seem to see the truth. It is a difficult situation to live in hopefully I can learn from this

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