Sunday, October 08, 2006

France: Schoolgirl Stoned In Playground For Not Observing Ramadan

Western Resistance reported a truly horrific sign of the times comes from Lyon in the south of France, where a schoolgirl was stoned by Muslim students on Wednesday (October 4), for not following Ramadan.

Presumably the girl was Muslim, otherwise there would be even other problems with this, but do we want Muslims in our midst if they would take it upon themselves to stone anyone, for any reason. Another source for this story said the pupils of the third grade were the ones throwing stones at an adolescent eating a snack. They must not know Islam that well, because according to the Sunna the punishment for those who deliberately break the fast, is that they must feed a specified number of poor and hungry people or fast 60 days in a row, and in Kuwait a violator could be fined KD 100 or imprisoned for under a month, or given both punishments together. In any event it requires a trial, and it is not something a bunch of third graders should be doing.
France-Echos reports on the incident, which is described in today's edition of Le Progres a paper serving the Lyon, Villeurbanne and Caluire-et-Cuire region. This is a translation of the France-Echos report:.... A schoolgirl of Jean Mermoz college in Lyon's eighth arrondissement (postal district) was pelted with stones on Wednesday morning in the playground because she ate a snack. The argument that the incident stemmed from the non-observance of Ramadan is confirmed by the Lyon prosecutor's office, based on initial results from its investigation. Azzedine Gaci, president of the CRCM (Regional Council for the Muslim Religion) , states that "if the facts are proven, they are unacceptable". He deplores the ignorance of the pupils, who should be taught the Koran at school, and who are unaware that "women who are not feeling well"
Means literally "indisposed", or "out of sorts", and probably is a euphemism for her "time of the month", however she should not have been stoned even if she was not "indisposed"
are exempted from observing Ramadan.

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