How they slaughtered a refugee girl in Somalia

The Toronto Star published today a lengthy investigative piece on the obscure life of a 13-year-old Somali refugee girl whose death the world must now notice.  We mentioned the tragic story earlier here, but only now are the shocking details coming to light.

She lived here:

Asho had never known any life other than the refugee camp, about 80 kilometres west of Somalia’s border. Spread across a vast swath of desert, Dadaab was created by the UNHCR, the United Nations’ refugee agency 17 years ago to provide temporary refuge for Somalis fleeing the chaos of Mogadishu. Today, it is the world’s largest refugee camp, home to 230,000 people living in three areas called Hagadera, Ifo and Dagahaley, but collectively known as Dadaab.

How she came to leave the camp and travel to Somalia is still a mystery.  She disappeared in August and her father heard from her on a morning in October when she called crying uncontrollably.  She was not allowed to finish her call.   The family learned later that she had been raped by three men and made the terrible mistake of reporting  the crime to authorities.  Little did she know she was the criminal under Sharia law.

At about 4 p.m. that same day, armed guards dragged Asho before a crowd of hundreds. Her legs were partially buried so she could not escape, witnesses told local media. Then, a small group of men were given large rocks. Before the stoning began, some onlookers tried to intervene, running forward in protest. Militia, members of a radical Islamic group known as al Shabaab (The Youth), fired, and a young boy was reportedly killed.

Rock after rock struck Asho’s head and chest. The breaks came when someone, reportedly a nurse, stepped forward to see if she was dead. Asho had a pulse; the stoning resumed.

Reuters later quoted a witness named Abdullahi Aden who described the scene when Asho was brought “screaming, as she was forcefully bound, legs and hands.” Pictures, surreptitiously taken with a cellphone camera and posted on the Internet, reportedly record the gruesome aftermath. One blurry shot shows the bloodied face of a girl wearing a soiled pink sweater.

After Asho died, someone identifying himself as Sheik Hayakalah gave an interview to Somali Radio Shabelle. “The evidence came from her side and she officially confirmed her guilt while she told us that she was happy with the punishment under Islamic law,” he said.

Asho had been sentenced to death for “adultery.”

Stoning as capital punishment is sanctioned under Sharia law, although the killing of a 13-year-old girl is believed to be a first in Somalia.

Readers may recall that al Shabaab is the Islamic terrorist group reportedly recruiting in the United States and condemning the West to hell.

Immigrant Muslim youths riot in Sweden the nicest country

Update Dec. 22nd:   For more information check out the excellent blog ‘Islam in Europe’ where Esther is following the issue closely (Hat tip: Baron at GOV).

And, be sure to read Jerry Gordon’s “Backhand Bitchslap” at ‘New English Review’. Things are heating up in chilly Sweden.


Sweden is the country in Europe most often lauded for its open door and welcoming attitude to immigrants, but some cities, like Malmo with its Muslim neighborhoods that have become no-go zones, is now having problems with unruly youths, members of the Religion of Peace.  (Hat tip:  Mars)

Dozens of youths have rioted in the southern Swedish city of Malmo for a second consecutive night, setting cars on fire and clashing with police. “We’ve had a very difficult evening,” a police spokeswoman told the AFP news agency late on Thursday.

“There have been fires burning since this afternoon… extensive damage to public property, and… stone-throwing and bomb threats against police.”

She said the trouble was linked to the closure of an Islamic centre.

The owner of the building, in an immigrant neighbourhood, had decided not to renew the centre’s lease. The centre, which included a mosque, had to move out.

So instead of simply finding another building to lease as civilized people would do, the youths are rioting and destroying property.

Come to think of it, George Bush isn’t involved in Sweden either.  Humm!

On being nice:

Just as I was writing this post a couple of people sent me this link to an article in American Thinker by Bill Warner today about how being nicer to Islamic radicals is futile.   Sweden may be the ultimate example of how niceness will get you no where with certain people.

Somali missing youths, an update

Normally I would just put an updating  link on the original post we did on the  missing Minneapolis Somalis.     However, this Wall Street Journal article yesterday had a few important new nuggets of information I wanted to highlight.

U.S. Somali community leaders estimate that as many as 20 men may have left the U.S. to fight in the past two years.  [We’ve heard the number 40 mentioned]

The reports have raised concern among counterterrorism officials about immigrant youths being recruited by radical groups. For years, terrorism experts have believed that better assimilation of immigrants in the U.S. than elsewhere makes the threat of radicalization of young Muslims less than it is in Britain and other countries with large immigrant communities beset by high unemployment and less opportunity. The Somali case could cause that view to be reassessed.

Experts on Islam, like Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch, keep hammering away at the point that Islamic terrorism (jihad) is not a result of poverty, unemployment, or no opportunity, it is an imperative of Islam itself, and we agree.   It is good to hear that maybe our so-called “terrorism experts” might be finally catching on!

Then here is the other bit of new information.  We have been wondering if Somali youths were missing from elsewhere in the US and the FBI seems to confirm that they are.

E.K. Wilson, an FBI special agent in the bureau’s Minneapolis office, said he couldn’t confirm the existence of an investigation, but he said the FBI is aware that “a number of young Somali men from throughout the United States have left, potentially to fight with terrorist groups. We’re in the process of working with the local Somali community to get the parents to come to us with concerns about radicalization of youths.”

Unemployed Americans competing with immigrant labor for jobs

Here is a story, thanks to Blulitespecial, from the Wall Street Journal about how Americans are now competing for work—any kind of work—with immigrants.   Although the article is mostly focused on Hispanic immigrants, we have been reporting regularly about the difficulty refugees are having finding jobs in the present economy.   Here is one of many posts I’ve written on the subject lately.

According to Miriam Jordan at the Wall Street Journal:

LOS ANGELES — A year ago, a day-laborer center adjacent to a Home Depot here teemed with Latin American immigrants who showed up and found a sure day’s work painting, gardening or hauling.

These days, more than immigrants are packing the Hollywood Community Job Center: Unemployed Americans are joining them. There’s little work for anybody.

“Everybody is coming to look for work,” says Rene Jemio, outreach coordinator for the hiring hall. “It’s not just your average immigrant anymore; it’s African-Americans and whites, too.”

For the first time in a decade, unskilled immigrants are competing with Americans for work. And evidence is emerging that tens of thousands of Hispanic immigrants are withdrawing from the labor market as U.S. workers crowd them out of potential jobs. At least some of the foreigners are returning home.

Read on.

Refugee doctors missing in Great Britain

Jihad Watch has the story here.   From the original article:

Terrorism expert Dr David Capitanchik said more care had to be taken in monitoring doctors from countries with a tradition of Islamic extremism.

He added: “In the past hospitals have tended to focus more on looking at people’s medical qualifications. But attitudes now need to change.” 

While Great Britain is trying to find its Muslim doctors our military is planning to hire them.  See post earlier this month.