Wednesday, 18 November 2009

In the News...

Solmali Woman Stoned to Death for Adultery
BBC World News

A 20-year-old woman divorcee accused of committing adultery in Somalia has been stoned to death by Islamists in front of a crowd of about 200 people.

A judge working for the militant group al-Shabab said she had had an affair with an unmarried 29-year-old man.

He said she gave birth to a still-born baby and was found guilty of adultery. Her boyfriend was given 100 lashes.

It is thought to be the second time a woman has been stoned to death for adultery by al-Shabab.

The group controls large swathes of southern Somalia where they have imposed a strict interpretation of Islamic law which has been unpopular with many Somalis.

1 comment:

  1. Well, I don't know where Solmali women come from, but if they're anything like Somali women, that's rather unfair. But then again, it's not like she didn't know what she was getting into (well, I could insert a rather lewd pun here, but I won't. And another into that previous sentence. And another...).
    All I find unfair here is that the dude got lashes while she got killed. That's probably too extreme a response (especially since the adultery idea is pointless- she's divorced; it's not adultery anymore, is it?), but they just be Solamlian pirates...