Regardless of the age, stoning people to death is barbaric and reveals the true face of Islam. The fact that many Muslims around the world do not partake in the practice proves nothing, because anywhere in the Muslim world where full Islamic law (sharia) is the law in the land, the barbaric practice exists. Lethal Islam is the only natural outcome of it being practiced in its fullest form. As Robert Spencer has mentioned time and again, there are ’moderate’ Muslims, but there is not such thing as moderate Islam.
The Tundra Tabloids reported a few days ago about a ’woman’ being stoned to death because she was guilty of adultery, now it’s been revealed that the poor girl was only 13 yrs old.
Amnesty International (the human rights org that sometimes gets things right):
Contrary to earlier news reports, the girl stoned to death in Somalia this week was 13, not 23, Amnesty International can reveal.Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was killed on Monday, 27 October, by a group of 50 men who stoned her to death in a stadium in the southern port of Kismayu, in front of around 1,000 spectators.
Some of the Somali journalists who had reported she was 23 have told Amnesty International that this age was based upon a judgement of her age from her physical appearance.She was accused of adultery in breach of Islamic law but, her father and other sources told Amnesty International that she had in fact been raped by three men, and had attempted to report this rape to the al-Shabab militia who control Kismayo, and it was this act that resulted in her being accused of adultery and detained. None of men she accused of rape were arrested.
“This was not justice, nor was it an execution. This child suffered a horrendous death at the behest of the armed opposition groups who currently control Kismayo,” said David Copeman, Amnesty International’s Somalia Campaigner.“This killing is yet another human rights abuse committed by the combatants to the conflict in Somalia, and again demonstrates the importance of international action to investigate and document such abuses, through an International Commission of Inquiry.”
The girl was raped, then accused by men of adultery and then murdered. That’s how easy it is when the male gender controls all the switches of power in a state or community, and due to its religious beliefs, holds all women as inherently evil and not equal to a man. It’s called Islam people, plain and simple. While the knee jerk reaction is to deem any belief system to be monolithic, the everyday examples where Islam is concerned, depicts a different reality. Sad but true. KGS
Sunday, November 02, 2008