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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Praying For Aisha

On this Feast of All Saints one only can sigh and pray that this child of only 13 summers, a rape victim stoned to death for adultery, finds her Creator to be a more merciful one that that of her countrymen. A sobering look at a culture of authoritarian rule. Let those who wish for more power in government and stricter punishments for law breakers read and then rethink their wishes. Where are the Muslim clerics who advise these militants? All asleep? Or all fanatics themselves? One can't open a journal or a newspaper without reading that Islam is in reality a religion of peace. Where are these peaceful ones?

Please join me in a prayer for the soul of little Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow.

St. Luke 17:1-2
1 And he said to his disciples: It is impossible that scandals should not come: but woe to him through whom they come. 2 It were better for him, that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

Let us pray. O Lord Jesus Christ, once You embraced and placed Your hands upon the little children who came to You, and said: "Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven, and their angels always see the face of my Father!"

Bless the soul of thy handmaid Aisha and bring her to a place of verdure, a place of rest, a place of peace, where there is no mourning nor weeping, but life everlasting.

From Salon.
QUOTE Nov 1st, 2008 MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A 13-year-old girl who said she had been raped was stoned to death in Somalia after being accused of adultery by Islamic militants, a human rights group said.
Dozens of men stoned Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow to death Oct. 27 in a stadium packed with 1,000 spectators in the southern port city of Kismayo, Amnesty International and Somali media reported, citing witnesses. The Islamic militia in charge of Kismayo had accused her of adultery after she reported that three men had raped her, the rights group said.

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