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Originally published March 21, 2013 at 6:23 AM | Page modified March 21, 2013 at 6:35 AM

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Somali rebels stone man to death for sexual act

A militant official and a Somali resident say al-Shabab fighters have stoned to death a man for carrying out a homosexual sex act.

Associated Press

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It's kind of odd. When a girl is raped, she's usually the one stoned to death. MORE
They didn't kill a homosexual. They killed a pedophile big difference ! MORE

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MOGADISHU, Somalia —

A militant official and a Somali resident say al-Shabab fighters have stoned to death a man for carrying out a homosexual sex act.

The resident, Yusuf Abdi, said the group buried a blindfolded man to his waist last Friday and threw stones at him until he died.

An al-Shabab official said one of its judges sentenced the man to death because he forced a 13-year-old boy to have sex with him. The al-Shabab member insisted he not be named.

Al-Shabab implements a conservative and austere brand of Islam in areas it controls.

Sheikh Ibrahim Ali, a Somali religious leader in Mogadishu, said homosexuality is controversial inside Islam. One strict reading of Islamic law, he said, is that a married man who engages in a homosexual act should be killed.

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