Somalia: Pregnant Adulteress To Be Stoned to Death After Giving Birth

In Southern Somalia, Abas Hussein Abdirahman, 33, was stoned to death for adultery as a crowd of 300 watched. He had confessed to an Islamist court. His pregnant girlfriend will meet the same fate, death by stoning, after she gives birth.

"He was screaming and blood was pouring from his head during the stoning. After seven minutes he stopped moving," an eyewitness told the BBC.

The BBC's Mohammed Olad Hassan in Mogadishu says that if the woman is also killed, her baby would be given to relatives to look after.

Somalia has not had a "functioning government" in 18 years. Last year, a 13 year old girl was stoned to death for adultery -- she had been raped.

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    this is what happens (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by cpinva on Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 04:31:10 AM EST
    when a country is, for whatever reason, left with no real government, anyone with a gun takes over, and criminal activity soars. that country then becomes a danger to every adjacent country.

    clearly, somalia presents a danger to any country that uses shipping lanes off its coast, because the pirates based there act with impunity.

    it would be to the advantage of somalia's neighbors to step in and clean the place up, restoring a functioning government and police, since we already have our hands quite full elsewhere.

    i just don't expect that to happen.

    Somalia is a dead nation (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by Dadler on Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 01:04:08 PM EST
    De-evolution in action. The men who "run" the place are the worst combination of mental retardation and religious fanaticism, and they are going to get the only "logical" result from their actions -- the complete annihilation of their own people. (Not that we, in are own less obvious ways, aren't doing a version of the same to ourselves.)

    Unbelievably sad (none / 0) (#1)
    by barryluda on Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 12:30:52 AM EST
    Important to be noticed.

    I noticed. (none / 0) (#2)
    by Fabian on Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 04:03:18 AM EST
    There is no real mechanism for preventing this from happening again, so outside of some sternly worded letters and formal protests, what should be done about it?

    Send in the Marines?


    Somali fortune shines on an infant (none / 0) (#8)
    by ChiTownDenny on Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 01:01:38 PM EST
    that will not be raised by an adulterous parent. /snark

    After 7 minutes he stopped moving (none / 0) (#4)
    by Militarytracy on Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 09:09:46 AM EST
    Who could watch this?  What empowers anyone to want to do this or see this?

    You are a better person than I. Read post (none / 0) (#5)
    by oculus on Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 09:31:22 AM EST
    but hoped it would disappear by morning.  

    Especially for the crime of adultery; I think (none / 0) (#6)
    by Inspector Gadget on Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 09:34:07 AM EST
    you could find mothers everywhere who would volunteer for duty if the crime had been against their child, though.

    I ask myself that question, too, when I'm changing channels away from the violent, brutual, murder-filled programs we call entertainment.


    Huh?? (none / 0) (#11)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 04:29:21 PM EST
    I think you and oculus misread the story (none / 0) (#13)
    by Militarytracy on Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 05:03:37 PM EST
    the woman who will be stoned after giving birth is his girlfriend, and Somalia stoned a 13 yr old girl last year for adultery but she had actually been raped.  Now if some guy raped my 13 year old daughter I would probably be surprised at how empowered I would be to visit some violence on him.

    No, I was answering your question (none / 0) (#16)
    by Inspector Gadget on Sun Nov 08, 2009 at 10:51:22 AM EST
    What empowers anyone to want to do this or see this?

    Understood the article. While I certainly don't understand how anyone could stone these people for what they did, I have no doubt that if the crime had been a rape against a child, that would empower some to do this.


    What rapist was stoned in the story? (none / 0) (#17)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Nov 10, 2009 at 05:49:19 AM EST
    Never mind (none / 0) (#18)
    by Inspector Gadget on Tue Nov 10, 2009 at 07:38:44 AM EST
    Your question didn't reference directly the case of the boyfriend/girlfriend. I can't imagine anyone wanting to participate in that particular case.

    But, your question alone could find people willing to stone the perp, depending on the crime.


    Need to come out of the Dark Ages (none / 0) (#7)
    by vicndabx on Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 10:28:38 AM EST
    While I have the utmost respect for the sovereignity of a country, stuff like this shouldn't be happening anywhere in the 21st century.  In the thread it was asked if we should send in Marines, I say yes, along w/UN Peacekeepers, and a whole host of other nations armed forces.  Global economy my a$$, what about the global community?  We on this planet should be able to come together and agree that there is a minimum level of treatment that can be expected regardless of where you live.

    Really? (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by Militarytracy on Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 05:10:12 PM EST
    I vote NO!  No matter where our troops go, even if they go to take on a force that has encouraged and nurtured open attacks on our nation and 3,000 people killed, they end up being called murderers and aggressors by the serious people of the "Left".  I've seen too much of it, lived too much of it, and no thanks.....no more.  Somalia can figure its own damned problems out and the Marines can stay home until those problems bring on some deep dark millionaire fruitcake to preach and feed attacking the U.S. and then it happens.  Then maybe ......

    Somalia is brutal (none / 0) (#10)
    by Lora on Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 02:26:58 PM EST
    Brutal to the man stoned to death.

    Especially brutal to women.

    New link (none / 0) (#15)
    by Lora on Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 06:34:21 PM EST
    What can be said? (none / 0) (#12)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 04:35:38 PM EST
    This is exactly one of the reasons I vehemently oppose radical Islam and its associated Muslim terrorists.

    What must be done is for the West, and Obama can lead the charge, to condemn such actions and demand it cease.