In November 2008 this happened in Somalia (thanks to Jihadwatch)
“We will do what Allah has instructed us.”
But remember: the real problem is “Islamophobia.”
Sharia Alert from Somalia: more on this story.
“Somali girl ‘pleaded for mercy’ before Islamists stoned her to death for being raped,” by David Williams in the Daily Mail, November 5 (thanks to Elisa):
A girl of 13 begged for mercy moments before a mob buried her up to her shoulders and stoned her to death, it was claimed yesterday.The Somalian youngster is said to have pleaded ‘Don’t kill me, don’t kill me’ before her horrific execution in front of a 1,000-strong crowd.
A boy is thought to have been shot dead amid the appalling scenes inside a football stadium in Kismayu, a rebel-held port.
According to Amnesty International, the girl was 13 and had been raped by three men.
Officials say she was 23 and had confessed adultery before an Islamic court.
The stoning, which took place on October 28, is the first public killing in war-torn Somalia for two years.
Convicting a girl of 13 for adultery would be illegal under sharia law but the authorities said she had lied about her age. Print and radio journalists who were allowed to attend the execution put her age at 23.
Amnesty and Unicef, the UN children’s agency, said that the girl, identified as Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow, was raped while travelling to see a relative in Mogadishu, the Somalian capital.
Her family is said to have tried to report the crime to the militia who control Kismayu, only for Aisha to be arrested and accused of adultery. None of the men she accused of rape was detained.
David Copeman, Amnesty’s Somalia campaigner, said: ‘This was not justice, nor was it an execution. This child suffered an horrendous death at the behest of the armed opposition groups who currently control Kismayu.
‘This killing is yet another human rights abuse committed by the combatants in Somalia and again demonstrates the importance of international action to investigate and document such abuses, through an international commission of inquiry.’
Amnesty said partway through the stoning nurses checked whether Aisha was still alive. They pulled her body out of the ground to ascertain she was still breathing before the stoning continued.
A Unicef statement said: ‘She sought protection from the authorities, who then accused her of adultery and sentenced her to death.
‘A child was victimised twice – first by the perpetrators of the rape and then by those responsible for administering justice.’…
A witness told the BBC the woman had begged for her life and had been crying as she was forced into the hole in the ground.
He said the girl had asked the Islamic administration in Kismayo: ‘What do you want from me?’
They replied : ‘We will do what Allah has instructed us.’
She said: ‘I’m not going, I’m not going. Don’t kill me, don’t kill me.’
The witness added: ‘A few minutes later more than 50 men tried to stone her.’
He said no one tried to stop the Islamist officials, who were armed.
THEN THIS HAPPENED ON WESNESDAY, 2 DAYS AGO
It has been observed in the media before that jihadist groups like the Taliban, al-Shabaab, and the former Islamic Courts Union in Somalia bring “law and order” and work quickly to “resolve” cases that take longer in other court systems. The catch, of course, is living under brutally arbitrary tyranny with due process subject to the whims of those who were given carte blanche to restore “order” under Sharia law, and sentences intentionally carried out too hastily to allow appeals or protests.
These are the consequences. “Two teenage girls executed by Somali militants,” from CNN, October 28 (thanks to Robin):
(CNN) — A Somali militant group publicly executed two teenage girls Wednesday after accusing them of being spies for the Somali government, according to the group, eyewitnesses and a relative of one of the girls.
“Those two girls were evil and they were spies for the enemy (the Somali government), but the mujahedeen caught them and after investigation, they admitted their crime, so they have been executed,” said Sheikh Yusuf Ali Ugas, commander of Al-Shabaab in Beledweyne, a town in central Somalia.
The teens were blindfolded with their hands behind their backs against a tree, and shot, according to a local journalist.
A resident of Beledweyne told CNN that Al-Shabaab called on the town’s residents to come out and watch the execution.
“Hundreds of people came out to watch the execution,” he said. “It was very bad … the girls looked shocked and were crying but [no one] could help.”
A relative of one of the teens denied they were spies.
“My cousin, Ayan Mohamed Jama, was just 16 years old and she was absolutely innocent,” said the relative, who did not want their name used out of fear of retribution from Al-Shabaab. “And Al-Shabaab caught her and the other girl between El-gal and Beledweyne and simply accused them of what they were not.”
The other girl, said the relative, was 15. Al-Shabaab refused their families’ request to see the teens while they were in detention, “and they executed them at a public gathering, so this is inhumane and cruelty.”
The El-gal area has been the scene of heavy fighting recently between Somali government forces and Al-Shabaab.
“Ayan didn’t have any contact with the government and even in her life, she never had a mobile [phone] so we can’t understand how she could be accused of being a spy,” the relative said.
Last year, Al-Shabaab stoned a teenage girl to death in Kismayo, a town in southern Somalia.
Here is a report of a 2008 stoning in Kismayo, of a 13-year-old girl who came to report that she had been raped.
Al-Shabaab is waging a war against Somalia’s government in an effort to impose a stricter form of Islamic law, or sharia….
THEN THERE IS THE CASE OF THE PROFESSOR WHO HAD ARMS AMPUTATED ACCORDING TO SHARIA LAW
(thanks to Atlas Shrugs)
More moderates in action, peace, tolerance, interfaith “dialogue”:
The prospects for a democracy to succeed in upholding human rights and a free society are ultimately only as good as the values that inform those who participate in it. An update on this story. “Kerala man accused of chopping hand wins poll,” from the Press Trust of India, October 28 (thanks to GS):
Thiruvananthapuram: Contesting from prison, an accused in the sensational case of chopping off the hand of Thodupuzha Newman college lecturer TJ Joseph, has won from a block panchayat division in Ernakulam in the civic body elections.
Anas won from the Vanchinad division of Vazhakkulam block in Ernakulam district on a ticket of Socialist Democratic Party of India (SDPI), political arm of Popular Front of India (PFI), whose activists were allegedly behind the attack on Joseph for preparing a question paper containing blasphemous references to Prophet Mohammed.
Joseph was then fired in addition to being maimed.
Anas, now in judicial custody and lodged in the Viyyur central jail in connection with the case, won from the division defeating the nearest UDF candidate by a margin of more than 1,000 votes, while the LDF candidate came third.
The accused, who contested the seat after getting permission of the local court, could neither campaign for the poll nor cast his vote. Anas is the 47th accused in the case.