“Steebie J” better be glad he doesn’t live here….
Cheating Couple In Mali Stoned To Death For Committing Adultery
While adultery is heavily frowned upon, ridiculed and publicized for scrutiny in America, it could be much, much worse…..as in, punishable-by-death worse.
Islamists in control of northern Mali said they forced a man and a woman into two holes and stoned them to death for committing adultery in the lawless region.
Witnesses watched quietly as Islamists executed the two by pelting them with rocks in the remote Aguelhok town, according to a local resident.
“I don’t know how many rocks they threw or for how long it went on before they were both dead,” said Haman Maiga, a resident of Aguelhok who witnessed the stoning. “No one dared to try and stop the Islamists.”
A leader of a radical Islamic group in the region said Sharia law condemns relationships outside marriage.
“The man and the woman, who were both married (to other people), were having an affair,” said Aliou Toure, the Islamist commissioner in Gao. “They were stoned to death, the punishment for infidelity, according to Sharia, Islamic law.” The stoning Sunday is the first reported Sharia killing since al Qaeda-linked Islamists took control of the north.
The woman had two small children, a boy and a girl, according to Maiga.
Our hearts go out to the two young children who lost their mother.
But who bears the burden of responsibility for leaving these young children motherless; the cheating mother or those who did the stoning?
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