Friday, November 07, 2008

Things My Heart Can't Take Too Much More Of

I'm late to this. Aisha Ibrahim Dhuhulow, a 13-year-old Somali girl was stoned to death for adultery.

From what I gather, her father tried to report that she was raped by three men. Instead of apprehending the rapists, the militia held her for adultery.

She was sentenced to death and stoned in a public execution.

And as if it isn't enough to imply she asked for death by committing the offense of being raped, I also found this quote that maintains she literally asked for it:
Our sister Aisha asked the Islamic Sharia court in Kismayo to be charged and punished for the crime she committed," local Islamist leader Sheikh Hayakallah told the crowd.

"She admitted in front of the court to engaging in adulterous sexual intercourse," he added.

"She was asked several times to review her confession but she stressed that she wanted Sharia law and the deserved punishment to apply."
And when her family tried to intercede at her execution because of her screams:
[G]uards opened fire, killing a child, the witnesses said.

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

I read about this a couple of days ago. It's too horrible to be able to completely wrap your brain around, isn't it?

Kimberly said...

No words...

JustMe said...

wow. just, wow.

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