Sunday, November 02, 2008

Raped and Murdered

According to Amnesty Thirteen year old Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was stoned to death by dozens of men in a stadium packed with 1,000 spectators, in Somalia. She was raped by three men and when she reported it, she was found guilty of adultery, for which the penalty according to Sharia Law is death by stoning.

I have to wonder why "peace"-loving and promoting NGO's did not fly their people to Somalia to form "human shields" around Aisha in that stadium. (H/T Mick Hartley). Or at least put in a token appearance. Not enough glamour in that pose, I assume.


At 9:00 AM EST, Blogger Marcia Miner said...

If I didn't know a physician who spends several weeks and months in various hot spots I might wonder the same thing. The various international aid agencies have been unable to respond effectively to even the basic needs of ordinary Somalis, let alone protect them, because of the violence and the huge areas entirely off-limits to these international aid agencies. The ICRC has had to pull their people out of certain areas because the workers' lifes are at risk.

One of her jobs has been to go to places like Kabul, Pakistan and Burma to support them emotionally when a local member of an ICRC team has been killed.


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