Corrupt of the Earth

Miriam, the lesbian, had been branded "corrupt of the earth" by religious police in her homeland. I ran video footage smuggled from Iran to prove what would have happened to her if she'd stayed and been arrested. The tape showed two women, bundled alive in white sheets, being lowered into freshly dug pits. A mob of men and boys gathered around them and began to hurl fist-sized stones at their heads. Most hit the mark and bounced off to reveal crimson spurting from the material. Miriam explained that, by law, every rock-hurler was supposed to tuck a Koran under his arm to restrain the force fo the blow. That decree didn't always stick. Still fearing for her life, Miriam told her story in silhoutette. - The Trouble with Islam Today