A girl is raped by three adult men. She reports the rape to the militia. A judge finds her guilty of adultery and sentences her to death by stoning. She is buried in a hole with only her head visible. Fifty men stones her to death while thousands watch.
The place is a stadium in Kismayo, Somalia, the time is last Monday, and all of the men involved are despicable, degenerate, sordid crud. Nothing can excuse stoning a girl of 13. Just nothing.
I do not imagine that this is the girl in question, but this looks similar to how her execution is described in Somali News. Similar articles here, here, and here.
I'm at a loss for words. I want to blame, and I want revenge. I want every one of those excuses for human beings to pay for what they have done. I have total disrespect for Sharia law, and complete and utter contempt for everyone who even for a split second believes that Sharia law should be followed when it results in stoning of a young girl.
Update July 30th, 2010.
This is the post of mine that attracts the most visitors, so perhaps it is time for an update. In Politiken (Danish newspaper), I found this image of a real stoning in Somalia (unlike the image above, which is clearly photoshopped). This story is about the frequency at which stonings take place in Iran. Guess how many (answer below).
About ten people are stoned every year in Iran, in addition to a larger number of people who are hanged.
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