Prison authorities in Malaysia caned three unmarried Muslim women in February 2010, after a Shariah -- or Islamic court -- in Kuala Lumpur found them guilty of having "sex out of wedlock."
The three women who were caned reportedly had turned themselves in to Islamic authorities after becoming pregnant by their boyfriends. They defended their punishment, saying it gave them a chance to repent for their sins, according to the Worldwide Religious News website.
Women's Minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said that she would seek Cabinet approval to hold an international conference on the issue of caning, and whether it is appropriate punishment for women under Islamic law.
This inhuman situation reminds me of a similar one in which a woman is being stoned to death by several people for having committed adultery during the early Christian era. It was then that Jesus appeared, and saved the woman's life with His Christian message: "Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone."