An innocent little girl, Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow, was forced into a hole, buried up to her neck then pelted with stones by more than 50 MUSLIM men until she died in front of 1,000 jeering spectators.
From our EX-MUSLIM friends at FAITH FREEDOM: The girl had been accused of adultery in breach of Islamic law, but sources told Amnesty International that she had in fact been raped by three men, and had attempted to report this rape. None of men she accused of rape were arrested.
She was detained by militia of the Kismayo authorities, a coalition of Al-shabab and clan militias. Initial reports said she confessed to adultery before a Sharia court. Amnesty said it had learned she was only 13 and that her father had said she was gang raped by three men. Yes, that was her crime, she was raped by three savage Mulsim men! When the family tried to report the rape, the girl was accused of adultery and detained.
A human rights activist in the town told the BBC on condition of anonymity that he had received death threats from the Islamic militia, who accuse him of spreading false information about the incident. He denies having anything to with Amnesty’s report. Cameras were banned from the stoning in Kismayo, but print and radio journalists who were allowed to attend.
Court authorities have said the woman came to them admitting her guilt. She was asked several times to review her confession but she stressed that she wanted Sharia law and the deserved punishment to apply. However, a witness who spoke to the BBC’s ‘Today’ programme said she had been crying and had to be forced into a hole before the stoning.
A few minutes later more than 50 men threw rocks at her and stoned the poor girl to death. The witness said people crowding round to see the execution said it was “awful.” However, no-one tried to stop the Islamist officials, who were armed, the witness said. He said one boy was shot in the confusion.
According to Amnesty International, nurses were sent to check during the stoning whether the victim was still alive. They removed her from the ground and declared that she was’nt dead yet. So, she was replaced in the hole so the stoning could continue.
This story is a gruesome and horrific reminder of Islamic law! The killing of Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow demonstrates the cruelty and the inherent discrimination against women in Islam. H/T Ali
Almost as bad were the responses found on the Huffington Post about the rape and execution of this Somali girl:
This is exactly what would happen in the United States if the religious-right were to take over.
Since Palin has the same aggressive stance for the consequences for being raped i.e. it’s the woman’s fault no matter what, can one then deduce that Palin has a TERROIST mindset? Only asking.
Just think, if Sarah Palin had been her governor, she would have had to pay for the rocks!
Somehow, I think US fundamentalists like Palin would think this was the appropriate punishment for a rape victim. If she could have had the rape victims in Wasilla stoned, I am sure she would have supported it, especially if Pastor Muthee had told her they were witches.
People without hope, clinging to their guns and religion.
When I saw the headline I thought it was about Wasilla, Alaska. This is the sort of insanity religious nutcases like Palin bring on.
My thoughts exactly. And if Palin had been this girl’s governor, she would have made her pay for the rocks!
I didn’t even know Focus On The Family had a chapter in Somalia!
It’s only a small exaggeration to say that Somalia is the kind of nation that the right-wingnuts would create if they took power. Totally unregulated, with religious fanatics in charge of kangaroo courts, witch hunts and a Bible-based science curriculum.
In Somalia we are being allowed to glimpse the world’s future. As our environment degrades due to the consequences of overpopulation there will be mass starvation even in those countries that currently are the wealthiest. Throw in a few pandemics, add a little nuclear war, and the entire world will fall into chaos.
This is beyond disgusting.
Whether by stoning, hanging, electrocution or lethal injection, the death penalty is wrong, barbaric and inhuman. 38 US states still have and in many cases use the death penalty. This is also a human rights issue that demands immediate attention and deserves our disgust too.
This is the kind of religious thuggery that would happen here if the Christian Right even gets a Theocracy government.
The Right Wing is exterminating Humanity
Look in the mirror, USA.
By stoning. Didn’t you read? All the same, it oughta to encourage more votes for Obama, as McSame and his cronies, Bush/Chainknee are the ones who foisted the horrific situation in Somalia.
How far are we from this, with all the savages who wish to criminalize abortion? The American Taliban is sitting in pews next to you and me. Many of us believe there will be major splits in denominations across the nation for many years to come…..CFF