2013-06-10 21:31:22

Somali Stoned to Death in S. Africa; Sister & Community Protest in St. Paul


 Submerged in black hijab and with tears of sorrow streaming down her cheeks, Hali Mahmoud stood before hundreds of Somali-Americans at the State Capital to commemorate the murder by stoning to death of her younger brother in South Africa.

“He died a painful death,” Mahmoud said June 7 of her 27-year-old brother, Abdinasir Mahmoud. “May God have mercy on his soul.”

Abdinasir Mahmoud, who moved to South Africa in 2008, was a grocery store owner and operator, Hali Mahmoud told TC Daily Planet. Under the clear daylight of Thursday, May 30, a mob of black South Africans attacked him and two other relatives in store in Port Elizabeth.

At first, Abdinasir Mahmoud escaped for his life, parting from the two relatives he was in the store with, Hali Mahmoud said. They took off in a different direction.

Moments later, Abdinasir Mahmoud made his way back to the store to make sure his men were safe. But he found himself surrounded by the mob, forming a shocking scene that spelled out the last moments of his life. Read more here.

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