In light of recent violence in the
Two armed groups – Ansar Dine and Mujao – have been increasingly inflicting corporal punishment on the local population for the past several weeks. Such disciplines have included amputations and stoning people to death for failure to obey Sharia law.
The first amputation occurred on September 16 when Islamists cut off the hand of a man suspected of theft. Two months before that, a man and woman accused of having an extra-marital affair were whipped in public.
Until recently many women in
It was also announced that women were no longer allowed to be outside after 11 pm under penalty of being struck with sticks by the Islamist fighters patrolling the streets.
In one instance a pregnant woman who had gone into labor arrived at a hospital without a veil. Due to the emergency, the woman was unable to return to her home about 2 kilometers away. Islamists denied admittance and the woman was forced to give birth on the sidewalk.
Until recently the controlling powers in
While it is impossible to expose every human rights violation that occurs throughout the world, it is also important that we do not ignore the fact that activities such as those currently taking place in
To cover our ears or to pretend that such acts do not exist is tantamount to allowing global terrorism to thrive without hope of controlling the problem.
Apologists continue to insist that Islam is a religion of peace. Apparently those who would impose Sharia law did not get the memo.
Peabod is Bob Taylor, owner of Taylored Media Services in
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