Unmarried Couple Stoned to Death in Mali

The first reported sharia killing by Islamists in northern Mali took place on Sunday when an unmarried couple was stoned to death in Aguelhok. Since they occupied the area, the Al-Qaeda linked Islamist group has been putting a lot of up pressure on the interim government of President Dioncounda Traore.

This execution is coming against the backdrop of the interim government’s finalizing of the process of forming a unity government – an action which foreign partners have demanded of it, latest by Tuesday, in order to be able to take decisive action against the jihadists who have divided the nation into two.

Meanwhile, as the country’s leaders grappled for solutions to the crisis in the nation, the Al-Qaeda linked Islamists grew bolder, dragging a rural couple to the centre of the town of Aguelhok on Sunday for a public stoning.

According to a local government official who spoke on condition of anonymity, “I was there. The Islamists took the unmarried couple to the centre of Aguelhok. The couple was placed in two holes and the Islamists stoned them to death… The woman fainted after the first few blows.” Information also has it that the couple had two children the youngest of which was six months old.

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  1. May God give these ignoramuses parading as muslims what they deserve. @ slasher if you don’t want to be a muslim no 1 is holding you oh! There is no compulsion in religion. There is no need wasting your time involving yourselve in something you are ashamed of.

  2. Slasher,a child dat doesn’t respect his or her parent,is d one dat insult oda pples parent,so,u don’t respect ur religion n don’t even kw wot ur religion is all about dat is why u r insulting islam n muslims,so I will not insult urs,cos I love n respect mine n I will dia for it.

  3. @Slasher, all religion has extremist & fanatics so don’t generalize the acts of some of these extremist or fanatics to the entire Muslims world. Islam is facing a great problem from the media as it kept been painted daily as a terrible religion because the non Muslims owns the world media today. Ignorance of the religion Islam by non Muslim is also a fact that contributes enormously to it been seen as a terrorist religion. Well, I must tell u the truth is always seen as the wrong, the right path is always filled with obstacles and very difficult to accept. This was the case of Jesus Christ who wasn’t accepted until he was gone so what can u say about Islam & its criticism fueled by the media & Ignorance. All I know is that the Islam that I know is a peaceful religion & encourages peace, a lot of people who call themselves Muslims are only been extreme in faith & that’s not proper but they shouldn’t be seen as the face of Islam.

  4. I do hear christians saying the wage of evil is death. The God who created us says if you do good paradise will be yours and if you do bad hell fire will be yours. That is the law and it bends for no man. If it is true that the couple were stoned to death, do you find out their crimes? When God created this world He did not leave it in vacuum, but He furnished it with rules and regulations we must follow. Evils are spread all over the world because of the negligence of laws and punishment. Slasher you called yourself, nobody is forcing you to be a muslim. Despite the fact that muslims do not campaign or advertise islam in the media and other devices in the name of deliverance, miracles, worldly riches, etc, islam is still consistently spreads in the air like wind. Nobody can stop or change islam no matter how you colour it, it remains what it is . It is religion of peace and tolerance.

  5. @Mallam Essien, from all indication you must have being born from an unknown father, sorry to say, because you do not know where you belong. This one wey you dey bear Mallam for your name. However, I will stress firmly that we will use the media as much as other religion will to ensure that we put it right to those who go around to use the media to portray ISLAM as a negative religion. Nobody has the monopoly of the media, thank God to yahoo, facebook, twitters e.t.c. However you should know that every religion has got extremist.

  6. There is no verse in the quran that says that punish those dat dont believe in ya religion.all bokoharam,al-qaeda,nd d lyks r on d wrng path if truly that wat islam says al muslims would support their evil ways,but luk at saudi arabia,so peaceful coz islam is a relig of peace so pls stop cirtisn

  7. @ Mutana faruk U̶̲̥̅̊ re nt God,nd can neva b God Й☺ mata wat D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ hv done . Cryin out loud D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ hv children,or dnt U̶̲̥̅̊ hv a coinscience.Hw wuld D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ do stone couple to death nd ol U̶̲̥̅̊ can say is D̶̲̥̅̊A̶̲̅τ̲̅! God made rules,since God made D̶̲̥̅̊ rules y nt alow him judge.Pls if U̶̲̥̅̊ hv nofin important 2 say it is beta U̶̲̥̅̊ jst kip quiet.God wil judge D̶̲̥̅̊ killers of D̶̲̥̅̊A̶̲̅τ̲̅! Couple

  8. All moslems are the same everywhere judging by the above comments from the same moslems. They are quick to anger and unforgiving! Even if som1 insults u why can’t you forgive? Pls no doubt ur religion is faulty! Even idol worshipers r better bcos at least they are peaceful! To hell wit ur quran, your mohammed and ur religion! Go to hell and sleep wit your 77 virgins!

  9. The truth is that bcos they are born moslems they are used to it and grew up knowing the religion as their way of life. So they are blinded by all the negativities of being moslem, instead of reasoning that why does this religion preach revenge? Why does this religion preach jihad? Why does this religion promote violence and not forgiveness? Why is there peace in christian countries like USA,britian,germany,and all the west and also peace in bhuddist countries like china,malaysia,japan and the rest? But no peace in moslem countries like afghanistan,yemen,syria,northern nigeria,egypt,pakistan,and everywhere moslems are found?why is the quran written and read backwards?? Ask yourself and you will see why its the devils religion!

  10. The world sees ISLAM as the enemy,buh everyday thousand of people around the world are embracing ISLAM.surely ALLAH has promise 2 protect his religion so no matter wat the Xtians and jews do ISLAM will dominate the World…and cleanse the world of all diz corruption this so called peepz are spreading.Time will Tell!!!

  11. Yes its the devils religion and unfortunately some good people are trapped in it bcoz if anybody coverts from islam to another religion he or she is recommended to be killed! So even those who realise how twisted and malicious the religion is cannot leave bcos of fear! In America a moslem man killed all his children bcos they started embracing christainity frm attending school so he and his wife slaughtered the girls! Tell me wat kind of teaching is that?

  12. @abdul you are right islam is spreading but it was foretold in the Bible! Islam is the anti-Christ!! And Christains are already being persecuted all over the world for their faith, and bcos of wat we believe forgiveness is key that’s why we don’t fight back! As the bible fore told islam will spread but God will take His people and leave the earth to the anti Christ so the devil will finally come and dewel wit you and it wil b too late to repent! So turn to Christ while you still can! You wil face persecution if you do but verily your place in Heaven will b sure!

  13. Hmmmmm..religion of peace indeed! That’s wat they always say but try having a small misunderstanding wit them and u r dead! Why would another human being stone another to death? Even if they committed the worse crimee on earth? God bless America! God bless Christainity and other faiths that abhors violence!

  14. @safiyyah it was not Almighty God that created your religion through mohammed! It must be an evil power bcos God is kind, forgiving, merciful, He created all human beings equal to love and tolerate each other, He gave life free and wants us to enjoy it while worshipping HIM so your allah isn’t Almighty God and your prophet is fake and allowed the devil use him, he was only tryin to create his own religion based on ancient laws of tit for tat, revenge and brutality that was common in those early days of mankind! Even the bible in the old testament shows that before Jesus Christ came, ancient jews practised tit for tat rules but God sent Jesus to redeem the world and let us know we must not kill, we must turn the other cheek in forgiveness,we must be kind to people of all places, we must not fight our enemies,…or God will judge us too! So repent and embrace Christ! He is the way, the truth and the life….no one comes to The Father except through Christ!

  15. @danjuma yes! Christainity has been existing for about 450 years before islam first appeared! Formed by a group of ruthless men riding on horsebacks and they believed it was God(Allah) that instructed them to form a new religion! They killed and waged war with impunity and forced people to join them, anyone that refused will be beheaded! But the bible mentioned in the book of revelation how during the last days of the world how four men riding on horsebacks will appear, I believe mohammed was one of them and remember in Heavenly realm a thousand years on earth can be like one day in heaven which simply explains that the world will end soon bcos the anti Christ is here already(Islam through mohammed) and like it was revealed they will kill all those who do not follow them but stand firm!! Christ has said I will be with you even till the end of days!!! REPENT NOW!

  16. Y is it dat all d unscrupulous acts n menace happeing globally, r commited by muslims(Islamists)? D problems arising hitherto r caused by Islamists. In Nigeria; bokoharam, herdsmen, gunmen r rebellions 4m Islam. In Mali; Rampaging Islamists. Arabian countries; al qaedal ntw, 2 numerous 2 mention. But Christains r nt self centered. We r peace loving, pious etc. Islamists, lets make d world a better place. Seek peace

  17. neva did d messenger of ALLAH preach violence n u xtian can go check out is life history n it’s even in the quran that there is no compulsion in religion so I don’t knw where the so called islamist n boko haram sees the law that says u should kill who ever is nt usli or renouces islam cos it is in d quran dat it is nt for u to fight 4 ALLAH’S religion cos he knws how to judge everybody in d perfect way. AS 4 ME D NAME ISLAM CAME OUT FRM SALAM WHICH MEANS PEACE N DAT’S PEACE TILL D WORLD IS NO MORE……

  18. @yusuph…my good friend I understand your prdicament bcos if I were in your shoes I will not want to believe the religion I grew up to know all my life and is practised by my parents is an excuse for violence and a sham! But you and all of us need courage and the grace of God to see the truth and do the right thing….it is like a mother who despite her child committing murder and destruction, she will still love him/her…how do you convince the mother to turn from her child bcos he is a killer and a thief?? So we and especially all of you moslems need the grace of God! There is no way you people will say ur religion isn’t all about violence! All the arab countries in the world are in turmoil today bcos even within islam they r different sects like the shia, sunni, izalla etc that hate and are killing/bombing themselves everyday so wat are you guys saying? Saudi arabia is a bit peaceful bcos the influence of the west who need their oil….so where is the religion of peace? Or are they two types of quran?? The peaceful and the violent versions? May Almighty God through His son Jesus Christ open your eyes! Heaven and Jesus waits…God bless you.

  19. Hello and may God’s peace b upon us all. Dear brothers in islam other faiths. Please never judge islamic actions b 4 having a deep thought and proofs from our sources of law. God say in our Qur’an: chapter 2. Verse 32: ”On that account: we ordained for the children of Israel(Jews,christains e.t.c.) that if any one slew(kill) a person-unless be it for murder or spreading mischief(corruption) in land- it will be as if he slew(kill) the whole of mankind…” u c even xtains nd d jews were allow 2 kill 4 just cause or reason. But dont they kill 4 unjust cause now? Even d issue of boko haram now- many christians have been caught with bombs nd other destructive weapons. 2day in our civilised world we derogate God’s law nd use man’s thought- d so called constitution 2 rule man into destructive life. Why dont d civilised world use d bible or d old testament since they contain God’s words in them. Pls dont have bad notion regarding islam bcos islam is a peaceful religion- d religion of our father Abraham(p.b.u.h.).

  20. Yusuph u are right. The Qur’an chapter 2 verse 256 that: ”Let there be no compulsion in religion…” pls i advice u xtains 2 get a copy of our Qur’an- d one with translation and commentary. I equally have a bible(the revise standard version). By so u will understand islam very much. And as 4 u ‘the voice’ i will not retaliate bcos d qur’an says in chapter 2:108 : ”Revile not…”. But i want u 2 also think that all religions have sects and our sects are few compared 2 yours- the mountain of fire, assembly of God, chatolic, bible tumphers, jehovah witness and so on.

  21. Bt let’s luk at it critically according 2 wat sum peple hav said so far, dis our God is merciful even he said in his word dat “as we 4gve those who trespas agst us” so while stoning our felow human 2 death no mata wat at least they can stil punish them in anoda way than dat of pathetic death. Lets put ourselv our in2 their shoe imagine their 1st born is just 6mnth old oga o

  22. Innalilahi waina ilai rajiun, hmmm May Allah forgive u all and bring y’all cure to ur ignorance indeed islam is going tru a tryn time and Allah SWT has said after every difficulty shall come ease. Let me start 1st of all by bringing to ur attention that the so called peaceful america u ppl r saying is a country that harbors criminals that are involved in child molestation, rape and so on and as for the 1 that is ashamed to be a muslim my brother there is no force in dis deen if u want out n if @ ol u were ever a muslim u ll no dat dia is no compulsion in islam and as for those of u insulting our Holy prophet or our God the myterciful or Our Holy Quran we have nothing to say but we live it to HE who we worship to judge and as for us being trapped in the religion my dear brothers and sisters believe u me its our choice we don’t want ur sympathy indeed islam is a religion of peace n we r taught better than to paticipate in insulting other peoples believes May Allah SWT right the wrongs and haver mercy on us all.

  23. @ mr motana faruk don’t mix quote d bible….even if d bible says d wages of sin is death dat doesn’t mean those couple should be stoned to death for cryin out loud, they have sinned quite alright but let God be d judge,y must d muslims turn tinz up side down. Most of u dat put dat law sin against it nd nobody would do anytin about it….well this is d end time..everyone give ur life to God the creator of heaven n earth,for no one comes to d father except tru the son christ jesus.

  24. I’ve lived all ma life in the Northern Nigeria. And all i see from our Muslim ‘friends’ is mischief, trouble, wickedness, bloodshed! Is THIS RELIGION PEACEFULL OR are those practicing it The PEACE FOOLS? God Almighty neva asked immortal man full of guilt to Judge his fellow man. Can you give life? How dare you take one?
    JESUS CHRIST TOLD SOME PEOPLE (I GUESS MUSLIMS) IN THE BIBLE WHO CAUGHT A WOMAN IN SEXUAL INTERCOURSE TO CAST THE 1ST STONE IF NON OF THEM HAS NEVER COMMITED A SIMILAR OFFENCE. I hate ISLAM! Brood of VIPERS! HYPOCRITS!!

  25. Promise it isn’t your fault you. have 2 hate islam bcos of d misconceptions u have about islam nd bcos of d lie blown about islam like; we worship d sacred house in mecca, we kiss d ground 5 times daily e.t.c. But i want 2 make something clear here. Islamic law requires stringent conditions b 4 it is implemented. 4 example, in d case of adultery, if d victim(s) is/are not married(fornication), it is not capital punishment but flogging. In addition, d penalty 4 adultery can only b applied if there are 4 witnesses who saw everything personally in graphic detail, not guessing. How can this open adultery happen in a society that has d slightest decency? It would b almost impossible 2 actually indict someone. I dont know whether d mali islamic sect undergo through d basic processes. And finally, islamic punishment is 2 serve as deterrent 2 others. But final judgement lies with God if d victim dies without repentance. My question 2 d publisher: how can a couple not be married?

  26. If it ȋ̝̊̅ڪ tru τнατ U̶̲̥̅̊ Muslims hav A̷̷̴̐͠ God(allah or watever U̶̲̥̅̊ guys call him),den y wud U̶̲̥̅̊ mortals try 2 fyt 4 A̷̷̴̐͠n immortal(A̷̷̴̐͠ supreme being 4 τнατ matter). A̷̷̴̐͠ man lyk U̶̲̥̅̊ called Muhammed came out A̷̷̴̐͠nd told U̶̲̥̅̊ guys τнατ he was sent by God(Ūя allah)2 say τнατ Jesus christ ℓ̊sn’t his son nd τнατ it ȋ̝̊̅ڪ ishmael nd №† Isaac ȋ̝̊̅ڪ d tru son ☀̤̣̈̇f abraham? Α̲̅ή∂ U̶̲̥̅̊ guys believed him?
    Wat ȋ̝̊̅ڪ d proof τнατ God(Ūя allah), truly sent Muhammed?
    did God(Ūя allah), speak 2 any oda person 2 confirm τнατ he rili sent Muhammed?
    Α̲̅ή∂ U̶̲̥̅̊ guys beliv τнατ wen U̶̲̥̅̊ kil 4 Ūя allah,he wil giv U̶̲̥̅̊ 77 virgins?
    Wat r U̶̲̥̅̊ goin 2 do wit dem?
    R U̶̲̥̅̊ guys goin 2 fuck 4 α̲̅ℓℓ eternity?
    Wat abt d ladies?wat r d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ goin 2 get?77 handsome dudes?muslim ladies, hav U̶̲̥̅̊ asked urselvs wat U̶̲̥̅̊’ll get?
    Dose τнατ commited Ʈђi§ heinous crime,r d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ perfect?
    A̷̷̴̐͠ religion τнατ encourages kilings indiscriminately witout any 4m ☀̤̣̈̇f 4givenes,ȋ̝̊̅ڪ it truly A̷̷̴̐͠ religion?
    If U̶̲̥̅̊ r A̷̷̴̐͠ true muslim,ℓ̊ want U̶̲̥̅̊ 2 carefully ask ursef dese questions Α̲̅ή∂ c if Ūя answers make sense 2 U̶̲̥̅̊.
    If d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ don’t ,ℓ̊ want U̶̲̥̅̊ 2 embrace d only man sent by God 2 save d earth d only prince ☀̤̣̈̇f peace. Α̲̅ή∂ his name ȋ̝̊̅ڪ
    JESUS CHRIST