EBOOK The Stoning of Soraya M.: A True Story author Freidoune Sahebjam

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  • The Stoning of Soraya M.: A True Story
  • Freidoune Sahebjam
  • English
  • 13 August 2019
  • 9781559702706

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Read & download ✓ The Stoning of Soraya M.: A True Story Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Freidoune Sahebjam ´ 2 Characters Read ã PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Freidoune Sahebjam Of abuse and hardship Soraya said nothing and the makeshift tribunal took her silence as a confession of guilt They sentenced her to death by stoning a punishment prohibited by Islam but widely practiced Day by day sometimes minute by minute Sahebjam deftly recounts these horrendous events tracing Soraya's life with searing immediacy from her a. Let me begin by offering a uotation from the prefaceAfter the shah was deposed and the fundamentalist regime headed by the Ayatollah Khomeini came to power in February 1979 many dubious elements of the population including common law criminals who had been jailed for good reason under the shah were released from the country s prisons Taking advantage of the religious fervor sweeping the land a number of these people especially those with at least a basic knowledge of the Koran and its tenets donned clerics garb gave themselves the title of mullah and roamed the country seeing opportunities for self enrichment or uite simply to conceal their past from the authoritiesIn 1986 the author was waiting in a small mountain village in Iran for a contact to take him over the border into Pakistan when he was offered tea by an elderly woman She then proceeded to tell him that two weeks earlier her niece Soraya had been stoned to death for being unfaithful to her husband and that she had been innocent of the charge The author s contact showed up and he had to leave but he promised the woman he d be back and he returned some six months later to hear her story which ended up being the substance of this book The book recalls a beyond horrible crime instigated by one of these above mentioned mullahs in cahoots with Soraya s husband This mullah Sheik Hassan had been in prison and was running away from the regime that put him there He had fled to a small village of about 250 people where he was able to uickly gain the trust of the village leaders and become the go to guy for settling disputes and he was able to profit monetarily from his position as well The sheik s background is important because he represents one of those people whose position allowed him to manipulate religious beliefs for his own gain and in this particular case vengeanceThe basic story is this Soraya s parents had betrothed her to Ghorban Ali whom she had known since childhood and whom she didn t like even then He was an abusive husband and later father who would beat his wife regularly and then start in on his children He spent a great deal of time turning his two older children against their mother When he wasn t in the village he was involved in black market and other illegal activities until the change in regime when he became a prison guard and realized his potential for power over others Once he got a taste for power and life in the city and the gains he d made financially and materially in his position as prison guard he no longer wanted to be a peasant from the village but instead wanted to live the life of Riley in the city complete with a 14 year old honey that he wanted to marry The problem was his marriage to Soraya and how to get rid of her ultimately with no way out of the marriage he turned to Sheik Hassan And this is when Soraya s life went from one of abuse to one of utter horrorThere are a couple of things worth mentioning First there is no doubt that this event actually happened and there is no doubt that stoning as a punishment for adultery is a reality among some Muslim fundamentalists in some areas You can go to any human rights organization s website and find out all that you want to know about it there and to be fair you can go to the website of Al jazeera an Islamic news organization to read about recent developments about stoning as well It is also an abominable practice that is beyond my scope of comprehension in the realm of human crueltySecond there s no doubt in my mind that as far as the story this book tells the stoning of Soraya M a reflects a plan conceived by a few misogynistic individuals who deliberately used the existing Sharia laws for their own personal gain and b was allowed to happen as a result of an abuse of power in this small villageTo get the full story you need to read the book It is a difficult story but an eye opening one that you will probably not soon forget I know I won t I don t think I need to see it on the big screen though

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Read & download ✓ The Stoning of Soraya M.: A True Story Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Freidoune Sahebjam ´ 2 Characters Read ã PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Freidoune Sahebjam Rranged marriage and the births of her nine children to her husband's increasing cruelty and her horrifying execution where by tradition her father husband and sons hurled the first stones This is one woman's story but it stands for the stories of thousands of women who suffered and continue to suffer the same fate It is a story that must be tol. I first become aware of this story when the movie adaption of the book came out I read an interview of Shohreh Aghdashloo who is a wonderful actress and a beautiful woman and went to see the film even though I knew it wasn t going to be a happy pictureIt was the only time I have ever heard crying in a movie theatre When offered this on sale for the Kindle I picked it upIt s hard to review a book like this a book that churns our stomaches because of the subject matter but that should be read because of the subject matter Stoning still happens In her interview Aghdashloo mentioned seeing a stoning of a homosexual couple there was the stoning of a rape victim in Somalia last year her rapists weren t punished Watch Love Crimes of Kabul on HBO and then tell me this book isn t current Type in stoning on the BBC news website and you get links to articles about South Africia India as well as the Taliban all from this yearSahebjam states that he changed the names not only of the town but of those concerned Regardless Soraya was a woman married off at age 13 to a man 7 years her senior She bore nine children before he husband left her She bore his abuse and the stories he spread about her Then he wanted a divorce without what we in the west would call support paymentsIt should be noted that neither the book nor the movie is anti Muslim or Islam The works are anti hypocrisy and corrupt power Both Soraya and her Aunt Zahara are devout and Sahebjam puts the blame on the corruption of those who prevert religon for thier own ends Sahebjam if French Iranian and taught in Iran before the Revolution He also is a powerful writer His prose is simple but you are there If anything it is Soraya and Zahara s faith that enable them to be so braveBoth the film which hews rather closely to the book and the book should be watched and read no matter how hard it is too so

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Read & download ✓ The Stoning of Soraya M.: A True Story Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Freidoune Sahebjam ´ 2 Characters Read ã PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Freidoune Sahebjam Soraya M's husband Ghorban Ali couldn't afford to marry another woman Rather than returning Soraya's dowry as custom reuired before taking a second wife he plotted with four friends and a counterfeit mullah to dispose of her Together they accused Soraya of adultery Her only crime was cooking for a friend's widowed husband Exhausted by a lifetime. one thing just hurt me about this book it s true story