“A Nigerian man has been sentenced to death by stoning for having sex with his teenage step daughter.” So says ABC Online.
“The court in the northern Nigerian state of Bauchi has ordered the execution of a man who admitted having sex with his 15-year-old step daughter. The man, Umar Tori, is facing death by stoning. His step daughter, who accused him of rape, has been sentenced to 100 lashes.
“The girl says her step father forced her to have sex with him in a field near the family home in July last year. She is now pregnant and the court has ordered that she will not be lashed until she delivers her baby.
“Sharia law was reintroduced in parts of northern Nigeria in 1999, after the end of military rule.”
I will try to find out more about this case. I would like to know if the man confessed, or if four witnesses came forward (which is the classic evidence requirement for rape under Sharia law), or if the verdict was reached in some other way. Also note that the rape victim will be lashed: she too has engaged in unlawful sexual intercourse (zina), which is punishable even if it was against her will.
This is the law that radical Muslims are laboring to impose wherever and whenever they can.