Last year, the movie The Stoning of Soraya M (see IWF President Michelle Bernard’s piece on the movie here), was released to critical acclaim. It detailed the true storyof Soraya Manutchehri, a 35-year-old mother of seven, who in 1986 was stoned to death in her small Iranian mountain village after her brutally abusive husband falsely accused her of adultery in order to rid himself of his “old” wife. 

Today in the news, we see that this type of horrific crime continues for women in the Muslim world.   

An innocent little girl, Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow, aged only 13yrs was stoned to death in Somalia.  She pleaded for her life, a witness explained.  “Don’t kill me, don’t kill me,” she cried, according to the man who wanted to remain anonymous. Numerous eye-witnesses say she was forced into a hole, buried up to her neck then pelted with stones by over than 50 men until she died in front of 1,000 jeering spectators.  She had been accused of adultery in breach of Islamic law, but sources told Amnesty International that she had in fact been raped by three men, and had attempted to report this rape. Aisha was killed on Monday 27 October in a stadium in the southern port of Kismayu.  None of men she accused of rape were arrested. 

Read the entire article here.