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The Stoning of Soraya M. Hardcover – Jan 14 1994


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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing (Jan. 14 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1559702338
  • ISBN-13: 978-1559702331
  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 13.7 x 20.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #615,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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this book describes the anti social lives of women, who are, have, and will not be allowed a voice. in this country it us believed that the men, can do whatever they want tote women without any retribution
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 8 1999
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You will be shocked by this sotry if you have basically adhered to la-la land stories and main stream best seller novels. Otherwise if you have travelled and have read other similar tragic stories and crimes committed again woman in most parts of the world, this is just another barbaric tragedy. What I found amazing was the review of the American reader who wrote that next time he/she hears "fuzzy nonsense about accepting all cultural diversity" he/she will remember this book.... How typical of an American to judge and comment on a culture and cultural diversity by just reading one book about it. Aren't similar crimes happening on a daily basis all over the world? If I remember correctly from living in the States for 7 years, New York City used to be called the world's murder capitat. Are gang rapes and murders that unheard of in the States? This book is not about an acceptable ritual or custom in Iran; this book is about dark crimes committed against single individuals.
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Soraya, Fact & Fiction Feb. 13 2008
By S.B. Anthony - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a well written, compelling account of the ugliness of fundamentalist Islamic mob justice in Khomeini-era Iran. With no way of verifying its complete veracity - e.g., the author writes about Soraya's thoughts from her pit of impending slaughter - there is nothing in this book that conflicts with Islam's teachings through its Koran, Hadiths, and most importantly, the Sunnah of Mohammad. I'm pretty well numbed to the horror stories coming out of Islam, because of the conditioning of reading al kortoby, al tobary, ibn katheer, Jalalayn, and Ibn Abass (all available online), but this book still ripped at my heart with the mystery and tragedy of it all.

Of benefit to me, and maybe others, is it is a very fast read. Good backround on this village provides a foundational understanding (as much as anyone not living under Sharia can understand) of the herd-mentality, the dangers of its gender apartheid, and the absolute suffocating environment such ignorance breeds.

Fact or fiction, or a little of both, this story opens up a painful glimpse into a society so steeped in the misogynist teachings of Islam, it should drive us all into more than just a casual peek into the Koran. Dig deep into Ishaq, read Bukhari and Muslim as needed, then scratch your head that any religion so ensconced in 7th century superstition, is now a world threat.
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Devastating Aug. 5 2009
By Wanda I. Vrvilo - Published on Amazon.com
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I wasn't surprised at how cruel people can be. Very disgusting to read about the men having so much power and women none. Very sad.
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Better than the movie. Feb. 5 2013
By june gatley - Published on Amazon.com
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I saw the movie and didn't recover for months. I had to read the book. The movie was well done, but the book told the whole story.
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Very disturbing book Aug. 31 2012
By LoveIt - Published on Amazon.com
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It's a look at primitive laws, mob rule and a facets of a culture laced with psychopathic tendencies. What really annoyed me was the way Soyara accepted her fate so willingly without fighting it as if she deserved what she got. That annoyed me. Still it was a look at something akin to domestic violence and a society swept up in mob-like chaos.
A must read Dec 27 2013
By Dee E, - Published on Amazon.com
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I have the book as well as the movie. The book is very captivating and i finished it in a day. Such a very sad story but definitely one that needs to be heard. The movie follows the book pretty good but is very graphic. I recommend both. I believe the book is now out of print and may be difficult to find.

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