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Couple stoned to death in northern Mali

2012-07-30 07:41

Bamako - A spokesperson for the radical Islamic group controlling northern Mali says a couple who had an adulterous relationship was stoned to death this weekend in the town of Aguelhok.

Sanda Abou Mohamed, a spokesperson for the group Ansar Dine, told The Associated Press by telephone on Sunday that the couple was executed according to Shariah law.

A resident of the northern city of Kidal, who had spoken to witnesses in nearby Aguelhok, said the man and woman were buried up to their necks, then pelted with stones until they died earlier on Sunday. The resident requested anonymity because he feared for his safety.

The northern half of Mali was overrun by the rebels, including the Islamic group, in early April, following a coup in Mali's capital.

Comments
  • stoute.babuseng - 2012-07-30 08:10

    Silly muslims

      paco.rodriguez.9210 - 2012-07-30 08:38

      HIV patients in muslim countries - 0 HIV patients in SA - 5 million

      michael.barns.1 - 2012-07-30 08:49

      umm maybe thats because they dont take any records of anything, and everything is government controlled, like freedom of speech, infact just freedom in general!

      phoenix.px.5 - 2012-07-30 08:50

      Oh dear really??? Go check CURRENT HIV stats.

      michael.barns.1 - 2012-07-30 11:22

      @Paco, you twat... Pakistan = 97500+ HIV cases, and that country doesnt even take acurate census'... I swear you and sandles need an education

  • stoute.babuseng - 2012-07-30 08:11

    Silly muslims

  • richard.zanner - 2012-07-30 08:46

    Stoning for adultery seems a little pre-historic but maybe it could be implemented here for murder and rape. We will need a lot of stones.

      eric.martinsich - 2012-07-30 08:48

      We have all the stones required but this is barbaric. You get murdered for Adultery but your hand cut off for theft.

  • eric.martinsich - 2012-07-30 08:49

    Pure radical muslim thinkers that does this. I really do not believe that this is in the Koran

      John - 2012-07-30 09:02

      Of course it is in the Quran. Search for Zina on Wikipedia. The Christians also share ths view, albeit they are more tolerant.These evil deeds promoted by religion has no place in modern society.

      JohanCduToit - 2012-07-30 09:49

      "If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her; Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city." - Deuteronomy 22:23-24 The only difference between Islam and Christianity is that Islam takes their bible a bit more seriously, while Christians mostly ignore the bits that they don't like. Christianity, Islam, and all the other religions created by man, are equally stupid.

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