Saturday, November 01, 2008

Our Diversity Is Our Strength.

Move along. All cultures are equal. Nothing to see here. From a press release of Amnesty International USA.
Child of 13 stoned to death in Somalia

"Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was accused of adultery, but sources told Amnesty International that she had in fact been raped by three men, and had attempted to report this rape to the al-Shabab militia who control Kismayo. It was this act that resulted in her being accused of adultery and detained. None of men she accused of rape were arrested.

"She was detained by militia of the Kismayo authorities, a coalition of Al-shabab and clan militias. During this time, she was reportedly extremely distressed, with some individuals stating she had become mentally unstable.

"Amnesty International has campaigned to end the use of the punishment of stoning, calling it gruesome and horrific. This killing of Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow demonstrates the cruelty and the inherent discrimination against women of this punishment." (Here.)
To say nothing of the society that allows it and the religion that endorses it.


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Horrifying. Truly horrifying. My daily worries seem so paltry in contrast. Thank you for the reminder that I really have little to complain about.
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