A Somali convert from Islam was paraded before a cheering crowd last month and publicly flogged as a punishment for embracing a ?foreign religion,? sources said.
Sofia Osman, a 28-year-old Christian from Janale city in Somali?as Lower Shabelle region, had been taken into custody by Islamic extremist al Shabaab militants in November; the public whipping was meant to mark her release. She received 40 lashes on Dec. 22 while jeered by spectators.
?Osman was whipped 40 lashes at 3 p.m., but she [...]READ MORE »