"We have grave concerns that the punishment does not fit the alleged crime," Assistant Secretary of State P.J. Crowley recently said in a statement. "For a modern society such as Iran, we think this raises significant human rights concerns."
Calling Iran's judicial system "disproportionate" in the disparate treatment of the nation's women, Crowley said, "From the United States' standpoint, we don't think putting women to death for adultery is an appropriate punishment."It's perfectly appropriate, however, from sharia's "standpoint". Which is rather the, er, point, wouldn't you say?