13-year-old girl charges rape – then, she’s killed for adultery

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.

Dozens of men stoned Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow to death 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.

Calls to Somali government officials and the local administration in Kismayo rang unanswered Saturday.

Somalia is among the world’s most violent and impoverished countries. The nation of some 8 million people has not had a functioning government since warlords overthrew a dictator in 1991 then turned on each other.

A quarter of Somali children die before age 5; nearly every public institution has collapsed. Fighting is a daily occurrence, with violent deaths reported nearly every day.

Ain’t no one making a movie called, “It’s a Wonderful Life” in Somalia in the near future.

Not any regime change likely, either. No oil.

5 thoughts on “13-year-old girl charges rape – then, she’s killed for adultery

  1. Art says:

    So these are the leaders that we should sit down without preconditions? Used to be a time when American troops could conduct “training” operations into these “eventful geographics” and have an immediate and resounding effect.

    Now Americans would be identified as “oppressing” the “innocent” Muslims. Oh, those poor poor innocent Muslims.

    Of course, if Bush were to do anything to help now, he would be accused of trying to “help his cronies” because, his “cronies” are the Blackwater and Haliburton bubbas from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Wyoming, etc… who would be the only willing ones to understand what terror that poor girl and thousands like her, must endure at the hands of those “innocent” Muslim “civilians”.

    And , of course, since this would be a “private” event, it would be tagged as a “personal trip” that would “cost” the taxpayers money.

    I thought we were supposed to help in these situations, but now, the Democrats have everything so twisted up, you can’t tell the sides anymore. Thank you Democratic Party for really screwing up the world.

  2. Keaneo says:

    Did you have to work hard to achieve this level of ignorance – Art – or do you come by it, naturally?

    I’ll use short words: “leaders” of nations don’t include gangs and warlords. Although many of these in Somalia – including the so-called Islamic Courts which killed this girl – have received most of their foreign funding from the Bush Administration.

    Learn how to Google.

    Negotiations with sovereign nations often include talking to people who don’t belong to the same country club as George W and Tricky Dicky Cheney. And the rest of the Oil Patch Boys.

    Here’s a trick question for you. Which nation allied itself with gangsters and royalty to overthrow the first democratically-elected government of Iran? Want a hint? It starts with “United”.

    So, you stick with the purity of your bodily fluids – and continue to vote for graft, corruption and cronyism. You obviously don’t care how your tax dollars are wasted. There are over 350 “security” companies getting our monthly payoffs, btw, in Afghanistan and Iraq. Bush obviously believes in sharing the wealth.

  3. god says:

    I’m not clear on why the 1st commenter lurched into the reaction he did. He may be feeling powerless or denutted over the coming election in the U.S.; but, that’s how most folks who kind of think they live in a USA guided by constitutional rules have felt for several years, now.

    We whine. We fightback. We organize. We fightback some more.

    There is a self-evident nutball share on the Left – and “Art”, I guess, represents that share on the Right. Reading an article about gangsters running a country and taking out their venom on a 13-year-old is pretty disgusting.

    Not any justification for a Rush Limbaugh rant on seventeen unrelated topics.

  4. Cinaedh says:

    I think we should take up a collection and send ‘Art’ to Somalia to conduct “training” operations into these “eventful geographics”, whatever that means in English.

    As clever as he seems to be, I think he should be quite successful, converting Muslims.

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