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In recent years, Christians have grown more aware of social injustice around the world--poverty, AIDS, human trafficking, and so on. One issue that hasn't received as much attention is the oppression of women in Islamic countries. While Islamic attitudes toward women vary widely around the world, in some regions Muslim women are routinely treated cruelly, even by Islamic standards. The Stoning of Soraya M. (rated R, opening June 26) *** offers a clear picture of what that looks like.
Based on true events that inspired the 1990 bestseller by the same name, the film follows journalist Freidoune Sahebjam (The Passion of the Christ's James …