Note: I waited to post this until I had confirmation. Sadly, the reported stoning really happened.
Every day that I was in Iran, an Iranian asked me this question: "Do they think we are terrorists in America?"
I would answer, "Yes."
I know that no country is perfect, believe me. But as long as the Iranian government sanctions slow death by hanging and stoning, the world will think that you are a brutal people. It's time for the Iranian establishment to denounce brutal executions and to make them illegal.
Which gets me to my point: sadly it seems a man was stoned to death by the Qazvin police. His crime? Living with a woman in an unrecognized marriage.
Read about it here:
Stoning WAS carried out in Iran