Ibn Warraq on Capital Punishment

Warraq wins the Internet:

I don’t want to live in a society where I get stoned for committing adultery. I want to live in a society where I get stoned. And then commit adultery.

Spoken in debate, the night of 9 October 2007.

UPDATE (16 October): Oddly enough, I’ve seen this quoted two different ways. First is the above, seen at Butterflies and Wheels and The Independent, but we also have the following version attested:

Finally, I do not wish to live in a society where you are stoned for adultery; I prefer to live in a society where we get stoned first and then commit adultery.

I haven’t had time to listen to the audio and find out which version (if either) is correct.

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