An Iranian woman whose “stoning execution” sentence for having an “illicit relationship” (adultery) has had 99 lashes added to her sentence because The Times of London, erroneously, printed a picture of her without a headscarf. Under the strict Iranian law, a woman cannot be seen in public without her headscarf! Without the scarf, they are guilty of “spreading corruption and indecency!” Furthermore, she has already been “flogged” in prison for the charges against her.
So, why am I blogging about this subject: Does our government really believe they can, successfully, negotiate with a culture whose views are so alien to those of our culture in America?
You decide for yourself! For me, the answer is, “No!”
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