Thursday, November 06, 2008

Meanwhile, in Somalia

This actually happened a few days ago, but I was too wrapped up in election coverage to pay much attention. From the AP:

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A 13-year-old girl who said she had been raped was stoned to death in Somalia after being accused of adultery by Islamic militants, a human rights group said.

Dozens of men stoned Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow to death Oct. 27 in a stadium packed with 1,000 spectators in the southern port city of Kismayo, Amnesty International and Somali media reported, citing witnesses. The Islamic militia in charge of Kismayo had accused her of adultery after she reported that three men had raped her, the rights group said.

The 1,000 spectators is maybe the most horrifying part of the story. I'm not sure how the international community could put an end to such atrocities, but we need to try. In the meantime, we can pray.


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