The People Who Tried To Stop The Stoning

On October 28th, a 13 year-old girl was stoned to death for the crime of adultery. She had been raped by three men and when her parents reported the crime to the authorities, the Jihadis who rule the city (Kismayu, Somalia) arrested the girl for the crime of adultery and sentenced her to death by stoning.

A witness told the BBC that when she was being tried and sentenced, she asked the Islamic administration in Kismayo: "What do you want from me?"

They replied : "We will do what Allah has instructed us."

Shari'a law says that a woman needs four male witnesses to corroborate a woman's story that she has been raped. A woman's testimony counts only as half a man's so if it's a man against a woman, he always wins. Following Islamic law, the authorities did not question, detain, or even accuse the rapists.

After being sentenced, 13 year-old Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was dragged screaming into a soccer stadium and buried up to her neck in sand. Fifty men threw stones at her head until they thought she was dead. According to Amnesty International, nurses at that point unburied her and checked, and when they found she was still alive, they re-buried her and continued the stoning.

Even though the people of Kismayu live in fear of their lives because the Jihadis rule with terror, several people in the crowd tried to stop the stoning. The guards opened fire on the crowd to make them back down, wounding one man and killing an 8 year-old boy.

The people who tried to intervene are heroes.

Read the whole story: Somali girl 'pleaded for mercy' before Islamists stoned her to death for being raped.

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