Friday, October 29, 2010


This is a news story about two young Somali girls, aged 15 and 16, executed by Al-Shabaab after being accused of spying for the Somali government. That in itself is sad. Also sad is a paragraph towards the end of the article, stating that last year Al-Shabaab stoned a teenage girl to death in southern Somalia.

The group, "Al-Shabaab", is a waging a war against the Somalian government, trying to impose a stricter form of Islamic law in its country.

How horrible, then, to see the advertisement on CNN's online article about these young women. I do not know the company Ideeli, and have not looked at its website. But the models they have used for this ad campaign are absolutely contrary to any Moslem ideal of a modest woman. So sad that this irony is seen on such a tragic news story about young Moslem women.

10:44 pm: Ok, the ads to which I referred are not on this online page now. I don't know what the routine is for changing the ads. But suffice to say, the article on killing young teenage females is enough to make anyone think, theirs is a bitter world.

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