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Teen-age girls executed by al-Qaida operatives

Published: Thu, October 28, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m.

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The two accused spies died amid a fusillade of bullets from a firing squad organized by a hardline Islamist militia.

The condemned pair were only girls, aged 15 and 18, and their grieving relatives say they were uneducated, usually stayed at home and could not have spied for anyone.

Horrified residents of the town of Belet Weyne, in western Somalia, were forced to watch the execution by al-Shabab on Wednesday. One woman fainted as the girls were gunned down by 10 masked executioners.

“Those who watched the event could not bear the painful experience. Two very young girls were shot as they watched and no one could help,” said Dahir Casowe, a local elder.

Al-Shabab is linked to al-Qaida and has carried out whippings, amputations and executions to enforce its own strict interpretation of Islam. But this was the first public execution of girls in Belet Weyne, which al-Shabab took over just over a year ago.

Only shortly before the executions, Sheik Mohamed Ibrahim sentenced the girls to death for spying for government soldiers fighting al-Shabab. The only qualifications Ibrahim needed to be appointed a judge by al-Shabab were that he be male and know the Quran.

Abdiwali Aden, a witness, told The Associated Press by phone that al-Shabab militiamen had walked through Belet Weyne’s streets, using microphones and handheld speakers to order residents to attend the pending executions.

Later, Ayan Mohamed Jama, 18, and Huriyo Ibrahim, 15, wearing veils and blindfolds, were brought before the hundreds of gathered residents. As they were mowed down with assault rifles, the girls shouted “There is no God but Allah,” said a witness who asked not to be named for fear of reprisals.

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1Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Truly a satanistic religion !

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2redvert(2172 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Stan, we have a few Vindy posters who have protested when anyone condemmed practices of the radical factions of the muslim religion. Claimed that we were stereotyping. They are too stupid to understand that if the muslim religion every took over this country, it would not be the meek little clerics that will call the shots.

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3Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Sounds like tea party law to me

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4DOLE2(595 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Did NPR report this?

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5sonnype(81 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Whats the difference than some of our soldiers shooting Afagan civilians for fun.both are uncivilized and barbaric

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6MLC(52 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

This can't be true,Muslim's are full of love not hate.The Muslim religion is nothing more than blood thirsty killers.

@sonnype the Afgan civilians would try to kill us before it was over,I'm glad we beat them to the trigger.

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7VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

This is not the end of it...this is just the beginning.

Radical muslim groups are using the same tactics as Stalin and Hitler to keep their people in line. They are overtaking poor countries and forcing the people to accept their form of religion ... or die.

What is most astounding, is the number of women who fall for this "religion", which is nothing more than slavery. Meanwhile the "men" of this religion seek out and marry multiple wives for their "collection". Is this why the religion has been growing so rapidly and is threatening Christianity?

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8DOLE2(595 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Thank god they don't drink.

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9Traveler(606 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Islam immigrating to a city near you get your koran now why its still optional

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