[Groop]OT Amina Lawal
Thu, 24 Oct 2002 18:30:43 -0700 (PDT)
I almost always ignore emails like this - sorry -
mostly because so many of them that I have responded
to over the years were either hoaxes or years old, but
this one was easy to check out. I just followed the
link to www.oprah.com, and felt compelled to send the
letter in my name as well. This one sounds true, and
it's truly disturbing. Will our emails REALLY stop
this woman from being stoned to death for having a
woman out of wedlock? Doubtful. But what the hell does
it cost to try, huh? Please check it out! -Larry S.
Please take a moment to read this:
Last Friday, the Oprah show covered a story of a
Nigerian woman, Amina
Lawal, who has been sentenced to death by stoning
because she had a baby
out of wedlock. She has tried to appeal the decision
but has been
unsuccessful, thusfar. The head of Nigeria disagrees
with these stonings
but has so far done nothing--partly because of the
fear of not being
re-elected. I should also note that the father of the
fathering the child and, hence, has escaped any form
Amina Lawal's stoning will occur as soon as she is
finished nursing her
child. She will be buried up to her neck in dirt and
townsmen will throw
stones at her head until they kill her--which has been
known to take hours.
I send out a plea to all the women receiving this
e-mail and to all the men
raised by women to join me and many others to help
prevent this horrific
and inhumane event from occurring.
All you have to do is visit the Oprah website:
click on the Amina Lawal pop up screen and you will
see a pre-written
letter addressed to the Nigerian Ambassador. Just
fill out your
information on the bottom of the page and send it.
It's as simple as that.
You can even go one step further and forward this
e-mail to your friends so
they can be part of the mission to save Amina Lawal.
It's your chance to save one woman's life. We can
claim ignorance when
doing nothing to stop vicious atrocities that we know
nothing about from
occurring but there is no justification if we standby
and allow for these
events to take place when we are fully aware of them.
Thank you very much for reading this....now the ball
is in your court.
-Larry "Mr. Grooism" Steller
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