Mali Islamists Give Teenage Girls 100 Lashes for Talking to Boys

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Islam. It’s a religion of peace. So long as you ignore what happens when Muslims actually take over a country. And the non-stop Islamist party in Mali has been brought to you by the letter O, who decided to wage an illegal war for regime change in Libya that led to the rise of Al Qaeda allied militias across the region, the murder of 4 Americans in Benghazi and scenes like these from the new Taliban hard at work in Timbuktu.

Islamist extremists controlling the city of Timbuktu publicly whipped six young people, residents say. The victims, males and females aged between 16 to 22, each received 100 lashes for having talked to each other on the city streets.

Aboubacrine Yattara, who lives in Timbuktu and witnessed the whippings, said the young people were arrested last week. They were flogged today in Timbuktu’s small market.

The head of the Islamist brigade responsible for customs in Timbuktu, Mohamed Ag Mossa Intoulou, did not deny the whippings but said he could not comment.

He said around a hundred people had turned out to watch the punishment, which was carried out under the Islamists’ interpretation of Islamic sharia law.

That’s a 100 lashes for talking to each other. Imagine if they had kissed. But don’t worry. Obama and the UN are springing into action to clean up their own mess.

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon said. “A military operation may be required as a last resort to deal with the most hardline extremist and criminal elements in the north. However, before that stage is reached, the focus must be on initiating a broad-based and inclusive political dialogue.”

Well that’s solved.

The United Nations. If we had it in 1939, we would still be engaging in dialogue with Hitler.

  • Mary Sue

    Ban Ki-Moon is an idiot. All those secretary Generals, be they Boutros-Boutros By-Gali, or Koffee Annan, are brain dead commie-loving-libtards. If they think they can TALK islamists out of their whipping people and such, they have got another thing coming.

  • riverboatbill

    Whip Islam Now ( WIN), or islam will whip you.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon said. “A military operation may be required as a last resort to deal with the most hardline extremist and criminal elements in the north. However, before that stage is reached, the focus must be on initiating a broad-based and inclusive political dialogue.” Well that’s solved.

    –Hey, it's not like this happens in places we keep close relationships with, like Egypt or Saudi Arabia. When we're inclusive, magic happens (in delusional minds).

    The answer is then clearly that we must be more inclusive. We must track our objective inclusiveness to make sure our inclusiveness factors are trending in positive directions.

    I'll be running for office at the UN soon. I need practice with my rhetoric.

  • g_jochnowitz

    Not only that. A girl in Afghanistan was beheaded for not accepting a proposal of marriage.
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/afghan-girl-b

    • Bent Jensen

      She probably made the right choice, knowing how a marriage would have beeen. Brave girl.

  • Parenthetical Phrase

    To the people of Mali (especially the young people): Unfortunately such actions are a necessary part of your wake-up call. Maybe this will get you to abolish Islam from your midst. Maybe you will finally realize that the hate of Islam towards "kaffirs" also extends to you. Maybe the cruelty dealt to Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and others worldwide will also be dealt to you. There are causes worth risking you life for: defeating Islam is one of them. If you still believe Sharia is your protector, expect more of this.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "To the people of Mali (especially the young people): Unfortunately such actions are a necessary part of your wake-up call. Maybe this will get you to abolish Islam from your midst. Maybe you will finally realize that the hate of Islam towards "kaffirs" also extends to you."

      Islam, regardless of the populations that might support it with majority votes, generally empowers a small minority to oppress the others. You can't judge individual victims of Islam. If they were lashed 100 times for "felony cross-gender talking," imagine what happens to them if they protest sharia openly?

      They need our help, not our condescension. Given how much our own president has enabled this BS, I'd say it's our obligation at this point even if you argue that it wasn't before.

      "Maybe the cruelty dealt to Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and others worldwide will also be dealt to you."

      I'm sure they understand the implications, but I'm not so sure they have access to the implications of Islamic supremacism for the rest of the world. Have you been there?

      Islam is evil. Most Muslims are victims. Our political correct words and actions are more at fault than anything these poor people could have done. Show some empathy for the real victims. Ever been whipped yourself?

    • Mansaya

      Here we have a commenter telling the people of Mali that they deserve this kind of horrid punishment because their religious beliefs do not suit "Parenthetical Phrase" or, I would suspect, author Daniel Greenfield, given his fervor for reporting despite his rabid aversion to understanding Malian society.

      Lovely.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    This goes beyond bestial conduct, evil and vile in the guise of upholding Sharia Law
    which shows itself to be demon spawned. There is no dialogue with these Islamist
    fiends (inhumanly wicked person) they must be put down and their hideous religion
    and laws condemned and forbidden Worldwide, it's practice exposed for what it is,
    criminal sadism…………………William

  • Bent Jensen

    Wrong! If we have had the UN in 1939 it would not have ment more than the League of Nations did. The idea originated in USA , but USA did not act. When Italy used Abbesinia as taarget practis nobody listened. When Russia attacked Finland Russia was thrown out of the League, as if that would help. Rosevelt promised in writing general Sikorski a free Poland , but gave Poland to Stalin. Sikorski had to die and his paper had to disapear. Sikorskis airplane went into the sea at the end of the runway in Gibraltar. Sikorski´s paper was found by a diver named Crabs. Look him up, he was a defector. No way you can talk Hitler, Stalin, Rosevelt or any great leader to avoid war. At that level it is power and economy more than peace and justice. Governments usually call it national security. History is very entertaining. Read!