Date: Thu 31 Oct 2002 - 18:03:02 GMT
> Hi everyone,
> I don't watch TV but a friend sent this to me knowing how I feel about
> the blatant disregard for Women's rights that is still worldwide.
> Please take a moment to read this. Maybe you saw the show or the
> Last Friday, the Oprah show covered a story of a Nigerian woman, Amine
> 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, thus far. 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 baby
> denied fathering the child and, hence, has escaped any form of
> punishment. 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: http://www.oprah.com
> Click on the Amina Lawal pop up screen or search using Amina's name
> 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.
> And last but certainly NOT least for those of us who believe in the
> power of Magick we will be conducting serious rituals of protection
> and justice for this new mother and her babe........
> Deborah (*)
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