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Saturday, November 8, 2008

13-year-old Somali Rape Victim Stoned to Death

Somalians live in fear of the Al-Shabab:

By Daniel Howden
Sunday, 9 November 2008

This was a death foretold. A Toyota pickup with a loudspeaker began an early-morning tour of the ruined neighbourhoods of Kismayo, a port in southern , announcing that there would be a killing. By 4pm a crowd of 1,000 people had gathered at the football stadium. A hole had been dug in the ground, and half an hour later a truck loaded with rocks arrived.

Please notice the date of this article. It IS 2008. This is happening in our world and it is happening today.

A young girl was dragged into the stadium. She knew what was going to happen next, and witnesses saw her struggling and screaming. "What do you want from me?" she asked. Then she shouted "I'm not going, I'm not going. Don't kill me."

The girl was 13, her only crime?

...But four men forced her into the hole and buried her up to her neck. Fifty men then set about stoning her to death.

She had been raped.

...After 10 minutes she was dug up and two nurses checked to see if she was alive. She was. So they put her back in the ground and the stoning recommenced.

Because... she had been raped by three men and her family reported the crime.

These are the of the world around us.

You have been given a voice, please use it. Go out and SCREAM! about something you care about.

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Unknown said...

This makes me ache. I just do not understand why a person has to die for others terrorism. I want to lash out and yes scream until I have no voice.

Jan4insight said...

This is definitely something to scream about. Even though we have made so much progress in the world, with last week's election being a huge turning point, there is so much more to be done. The dark holds on even as the light advances.

My heart aches for that young girl.