Mohamed Ali Baashi, 18 years old gay boy, was buried in a hole up to his chest and then pelted with rocks by fighters from the rebel Al Qaeda link [sic] group Al Shabaab on Friday March 15 in Barawe, Somalia, about 50 miles from the capital, Mogadishu.
In a scene straight out of the Dark Ages, this Somali young man accused of Sodomy was stoned to death by Islamic thugs while horrified villagers were forced to watch.
A rebel judge announced that Baashi, along with an accused murderer, had confessed to their crimes but the murderer received a more lenient punishment. According to the judge, “the one that kill some’one [sic] will be shot because homosexuality is more punishable in Islam.”
“This is their day of justice,” the judge told the hundreds of villagers who had been forced to attend.
Somali Gay Commnity posted three photos [warning: violent and graphic in nature] of the alleged stoning, though Identity Kenya could not independently verify the group’s claims nor were they successful in contacting them.
Somalia is one of over 76 countries in which homosexuality is illegal and is punishable by up to three years in prison.