An epidemic of sexual violence during 15 years of lawlessness in Somalia was among the factors that strengthened opposition to this city's notorious warlords, residents said. The Islamic militias who drove them out in months of recent fighting were embraced as keepers of public order, as a force strong enough and pious enough to keep Mogadishu's daughters safe.And who were the champions of freedom, democracy, and women's rights supporting? The warlords.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Islam defends the rights and safety of women: