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Thursday, 6 November 2008


A copy of this important and shocking letter addressed to Frank Dobson, MP for Holborn and St Pancras, was copied to me. The writer lives in Frank's consituency and, as you can see, speaks very much from the heart.

Some years ago I took up the case of a Nigerian woman, Amina Lawal, who was convicted of adultery by a sharia court and sentenced to death by stoning. Thanks to pressure from around the world, including Amnesty International, she was repreieved, unlike this poor woman.

I would ask everyone who reads this to do whatever they can to stop this kind of behaviour which really should not be happening anywhere in the world in the 21st century.

"I was shocked and incredibly moved when I heard of the 13 year old Somalian rape victim, Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow, who was convicted of adultery and then stoned to death by 50 men, with over a thousand spectators. This is absolutely horrific and barbaric and I, personally, cannot help but feel distressed at the prospect of what she and her family must have gone through. Not only did the authorities fail to protect her and bring about justice concerning the gang-rape, but they again failed her when they did not prevent this unspeakable act of violence and cruelty from happening. I implore you to investigate this further and do everything in your power to prevent such brutality from occurring again, as well as fighting to bring these people to justice. If the matter is outof your hands, I ask for you to please forward this on to the relevant parties."

1 comment:

Martin Meenagh said...

I could not agree more with you, and have been posting about this shocking trend--there have been many of these sorts of killings, amongst others--for some time. Anyone with a blog should, and anyone of goodwill should try and draw attention to this horror.

When Emmet Till was murdered in the American South, his body was exhibited by his grieving mother, and public outrage helped kick off the Civil Rights Movement. Can the same thing be done, in the face of the murderous perversion of Islam that the stoners and floggers represent, by bloggers and media?