Teenage Girl Flogged In Mali For Speaking To Men On The Street

A teenaged girl received 60 lashes in Timbuktu after Islamist extremists convicted her of speaking to men on the street.

The girl, about 15 years old, was allegedly caught standing alongside men by the Islamists of Ansar Dine who now run Timbuktu.

“The Islamists charged that the girl was warned five times by Islamist police but she continued to speak to men in the street. After the hearing, the Islamists gave 60 lashes to the girl. The population did not turn out in large numbers to attend this flogging,” said Ousmane Maiga, a Timbuktu resident contacted by phone from Bamako.

The public whipping took place at around 11 a.m. local time in front of the new headquarters of the Islamic police in downtown Timbuktu, next to Independence Square.

Source: Yahoo News


  • Innoma says:

    Sounds interesting! That is exactly what boko haram wants to do in the northern Nigeria too or even the entire Nigeria. But why are most muslims so afraid to implement their islamic laws recoded in the quran and the hadith? Having studied the quran and the hadith, I think the islamic millitants are the ones following the examples of their prophet. Anyone who doubt that must be ignorant of their religious book.

  • rotimi says:

    lol u have studied the quran and hadiths and u found therein that any girl that speaks wt a boy must be punished, owk ask ur friend or any one that goes to qatar dubai or saudi if any one of them has ever bin flogged for talkun to a boy….kai! xtians, always losin their objectivitity and sense of truth wen it comes to islam

  • Innoma says:

    Maybe because they claims to be more civilised. Infact Saudi Arabians recently opened there religious book against the Nigerian female pilgrims. That they choosed to ignore or enforce the laws all these while doesnt mean that they never existed.

  • me says:

    @inoma pls go and restudy it usin d right souirce cos islam liberatd women even b4 d socalld western civilization and wud in no way enslave her or trample on her rights

  • Innoma says:

    Men are charge of women by right of what Allah has given one over the other for what they spend for maintenance from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient,guarding in the husband’s absence what Allah would have them guard. But those from whom you fear arrogance- first advise them; then if they persist, forsake them in bed then finally STRIKE/BEAT them (Quran 4:34). Women are meant to be escorted by male blood relative in the absence of a husband. The testimony of a woman is half that of a man. That is the reason why the woman often receive the punishment even when she is innocent. You may also have to study the story of Safiyah, the sex slave of the prophet, Amina, his child wife and every other sex slaves of the prophet. If after that and you still do not see anything wrong, then its rather unfortunate.

  • Innoma says:

    If the strick sharia law is implemented here, I’m sure most people that claims to be muslims will go underground just like in northern Mali. Most religions are like political circles where laws are made by the few powerful people and impose same to the majority of the people who would have no choice but to accept them while those that made the laws are most time above it. Example of it is that widows in islam are meant to wait for at least three months after the death of their husbands before they could remarry. But poor Safiyah started satisfying the prophet of islam the very first night he (the prophet) killed her husband.

  • Ismail Olatunde says:

    As-Shaitan (the Devil) is the most knowledgeable creator on earth, but he was forbidden, cus he prove stubborness to d will of Allah.
    Those of u saying that shariah is not good fine, let assume u are rite, then compare the damages which ur so called human laws is bringing upon you, and as for you claiming u know what d quran is saying, u better take some time and study the quran well before u come out proving wrong ideology, if u really know what u saying, let fix a date and we meet one-one so dat u com over and prove to me where shariah impose hardship on women.
    When d world is goin to an end, u’ll be seeing many wonders and ds is part of it, the truth shall be hidden while the false will be spread over the entire world claiming to be the truth and that what people will follow, but in the end, the truth shall be revealed and all bad doers shall perish.

  • habib says:

    @innoma..I’v been wonderin d xtent of shallowness of yhur finkin faculty..for crying out loud,can’t yhu see dat what yhur sayin z mere propaganda steamin out of sheer ignorance nd factual blindness…first yhu quote a verse wch yhu knw not d xpalnation behind it,besides d verse z evun self xplanatory 2 a certain xtent,plz note dat d beatin in context iz such dat z done wif d tip of a cloth az contained in d xpalnation of d verse.moreso why wuld a woman continue 2 engage in dat wch haz made her husband forsake her after he had evun advised her..naw tell haw haz d stupid common law helped marriages of our present society where divource z higher dan ever in history,nd somefin dat z most common amongz non muslim….plz study 4rm d right sources nd ask about dat wch ye knw not…

  • Innoma says:

    While I must commend the last two commenters above, for at least being civil and not calling for death and threats. Religion is another man’s ideology, it’s just a matter of selling them to others. Have you ever asked yourself; what if you were born into another religion or belong to another religion by chance, don’t you think you will have likewise defended it with all the intellectual and understanding at your disposal? What if fate or destiny had made you found yourself in the midst of the so called terrorist, would you not think that you are just fighting a noble course? That was just my position some years back. I was always willing and ready to defend some laws and ideologies made by some men that lived centuries ago, ofcourse of which I have no evidence to proove there authenticity. Therefore, we must see things and analys them from different context and not just because they are against or suits our religious beliefs.

  • myname says:

    @Innoma good job. To all those criticizing Innoma why was the men not flog along side the girl.

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