Muslim Politician Claims Call for Stoning Wives to Death was "Taken Out of Context"

He would not mind if his wife is stoned to death

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Isn't it always.

Ghana is only around ten percent Muslim so Member of Parliament's Nelson Abudu Daboya's enthusiasm for stoning women to death did not go over well.

The Member of Parliament for Daboya Makarigu Nelson Abudu Baani has said he would not mind if his wife is stoned to death or hanged for adultery.

The MP, who recently suggested that a law be passed to prescribe stoning to death or hanging as punishment for adulterous wives, told STARR NEWS Friday that if his wife cheats on him, “why not; is it fair?”

Abudu Baani first made the suggestion for the implementation of the sharia-like law during discussions on the Intestate Succession bill in Parliament Thursday.

He was quoted to have said, "day in day out in Afghanistan, if you go behind your husband they hang you. So if they add that, we will get very genuine women in families."

Women in Ghana Islamophobically responded by calling Baani a "Taliban" and accusing him of an "Act of Terror". So he apologized claiming that he was taken out of context.

The Daboya/Makarigu Member of Parliament who is advocating the stoning to death and hanging of adulterous Ghanaian women has swallowed back his words after days of intense public backlash.

Nelson Abudu Baani suggested that a law be passed to prescribe stoning to death or hanging as punishment for unfaithful wives, but his ‘crusade’ has not gone down well with women’s rights groups, civil society, and some of his colleague lawmakers.

Although Baani has defended his stance on various media platforms, he backtracked on Monday in an interview with private network Joy FM.

He said his unconditional apology is to allow the matter to die although he still believes he was “quoted out of context by citing those Saudi Arabia examples.”

“I was just trying to make some examples like in Saudi Arabia. If what I said, people don’t understand it, I am sorry and I’m not cruel,” Baani stated.

So Baani's wife can be a sigh of relief. He is not currently in favor of stoning her to death.

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