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Somalia: raped 13-year-old girl stoned to death for “being an adulterer” (UPDATED)

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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, a human rights group said. Dozens of men stoned Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow to death Oct. 27 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, the rights group said. Initial local media reports said Duhulow was 23, but her father told Amnesty International she was 13. Some of the Somali journalists who first reported the killing later told Amnesty International that they had reported she was 23 based upon her physical appearance.
Calls to Somali government officials and the local administration in Kismayo rang unanswered Saturday. “This child suffered a horrendous death at the behest of the armed opposition groups who currently control Kismayo,” David Copeman, Amnesty International’s Somalia campaigner, said in a statement Friday.

Dhimmi Watch: Amnesty International: “Woman” stoned to death in Somalia was 13-year-old rape victim

I’m not hearing the outrage, the international campaign, the demonstrations… I only hear the silence over this poor girl’s horrible death.

I update the post to link Xantippa’s post on this. I understand perfectly well why she is sooo angry. The question is why there are so very few people who are angry…

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  1. Claudia, it rips me up inside when a person’s suffering is scoffed at by so many of us who live in the safety of ‘the West’, just because these persons happened to be born in some place that is not currently ‘in vogue’ with the MSM!!!

    Where are all the feminist voices???

    OK, may be they cannot go down to Somalia and change things there with their bare hands, but they can certainly hold the mainstream media accountable for reporting RAPE as ‘ADULTERY’!!!!

    If we allow the media to ‘sanitize’ the reports, we will NOT know what is happening, public opinion will NOT be able to force our elected officials to ‘have a chat’ at the UN about what is happening… I know, it is not much, and it will not save Aisha – but, the pressure from public opinion in ‘the West’ HAD been able to save lives like hers before.

    We MUST continue to save other lives like hers…a person’s a person, no matter how small or female or Muslim or whatever else you can say about someone! If we allow our ‘Western’ media to get away with such manipulatively misleading reporting, changing attitudes and improving the lives of children and women and men like Aisha is not likely to happen.

    xanthippa

    November 2, 2008 at 4:39 pm

  2. The same happens to me, xanthippa.
    Feminists??? Hehehe!! They are campaigning for free abortion, free sex and free comdoms. That’s all they are campaining for: someone in Somalia is very far for them to worry about.

    We MUST continue to save other lives like hers…a person’s a person, no matter how small or female or Muslim or whatever else you can say about someone! If we allow our ‘Western’ media to get away with such manipulatively misleading reporting, changing attitudes and improving the lives of children and women and men like Aisha is not likely to happen.

    Totally correct, but I don’t see many Westerners considering this as a real priority. They are either multiculturalists or just self-lovers who are not really interested in these tragedies.
    For me this is one very hurtful discovery, but it’s better to know the truth. Western people are really sick of relativism, and anything which would lead them to fight for something different than their own good is just beyond their own understanding.

    Claudia

    November 2, 2008 at 5:38 pm

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