The Radio Free Europe website reports today (August 30, 2010) that France's first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozi, has come under attack by Iran's state-controlled media over her support of an Iranian woman, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who has been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.
In a letter released last week, Bruni wrote that her husband, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, was trying to secure her release.
"I just can't see what good could come out of this macabre ceremony, whatever the judicial reasons put forward to justify it," Bruni wrote.
In a report titled "French Prostitutes Also Entered the Human Rights Cry," the Iranian daily, "Kayhan," condemned the letter and accused the French first lady of "immorality," and breaking up Sarkozy's previous marriage.
This situation reminds me of an adulteress being stoned some 2,000 years ago when Jesus appeared and said, "Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone." The stoning ceased and the woman was saved from being stoned to death. Unfortunately, Jesus' words have had no impact on the Iranians, since they continue to practice this barbaric form of punishment.