Before Malala, there was Aisha.
Sadly, this is not a story of inspiration.
Five years ago today, at age 13, she was murdered. Her crime: being raped.
As reported by the Independent:
A 13-year-old Somali girl, Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow, was buried up to her neck and stoned by 50 men in front of 1,000 people at a stadium in Kismayu in 2008. Her father told Amnesty International she had been raped by three men but was accused of adultery when she tried to report the rape to the [islamist] al-Shabaab militia.
1000 forced spectators. 50 barbaric murderers. 3 rapists. One helpless child.
No merciful God.