The male officers abruptly ended the investigation when she started bleeding all over the floor. I sat down, they gave me a brush and I cleaned the floor. Maryam never went back and the perpetrators of this dreadful attack remain at-large.
Read all my columns on Islam here. Read about secular fundamentalists here. Ayann Hirsi Ali is on a crusade against her former religion, claiming that Islam is inherently violent and is particularly destructive of the lives of women.
Underwater search teams had been called in about 8pm, sadly discovering the young girl's body after a four hour search. Mum Zamzam Ture broke down in tears as she paid tribute to her daughter, telling the Manchester Evening News: "She was amazing. She was a quiet girl.
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Shortly after sunrise, a group of young women arrive at a football pitch in Mogadishu, Somalia where they shrug off their hijabs — some changing underneath the billowing veil — to reveal their team kit. Young Somali men stand nearby, some disapproving but all watching closely, as the women jog up and down, dribble a worn-out ball between colourful cones and do sit-ups, less than metres feet from a heavily guarded security checkpoint. The sight of young women playing football is highly unusual in Somalia, due to societal pressures as well as fear of Al-Shabaab, the Al-Qaeda linked Islamist group that launches regular attacks in Mogadishu, and considers forms of entertainment, such as football, to be evil, worse still if women are involved.
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Mustafa Haji Abdinur 23 Mar Shortly after sunrise, a group of young women arrives at a football pitch in Mogadishu, where they shrug off their hijabs — some changing underneath the billowing veil — to reveal their team kit. Young Somali men stand nearby, some disapproving but all watching closely, as the women jog up and down, dribble a worn-out ball between colourful cones and do sit-ups, less than m from a heavily guarded security checkpoint.
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Only a few hundred feet away stands a newly built camp with a police station, toilet blocks and schools. Neat thornbush fences in the camp separate residential areas for families to move into. But all the facilities are empty.