Flogging of Girl by Taliban Causes Uproar

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The video of the flogging of a teenage girl by the Taliban in Pakistan is causing an uproar.

The girl was accused of spending time alone with a man who wasn't her husband.

The 30 lashes she received were punishment administered under Sharia law which is now in place in Pakistan's Swat Valley.

A Taliban spokesman responded to criticism of human rights activists saying the girl was shown mercy --most times under Sharia law, her "crime" would've been punishable by being stoned to death.

Click play for more analysis from CBN News International Correspondent Gary Lane.

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