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“AMAKO, Mali – An al-Qaida-linked Islamist militant group in control of northern Mali stoned to death a couple accused of engaging in extramarital affairs, the group’s spokesman said.

The couple was publicly executed in the remote town of Aguelhok, near the vast West African nation’s northern border with Algeria, on Sunday, a spokesman for the Ansar Dine group told Reuters.

“These two people were married and had extra-conjugal relations. Our men on the ground in Aguelhok applied shariah (Islamic law),” said Sanda Ould Bounama, reached by telephone on Monday.

 “They both died right away and even asked for this application. We don’t have to answer to anyone over the application of shariah,” he said.

 In light of the the recent attempts by the United Nations to adopt gun control legislation at an international level, we can only hope they included a provision to start breaking all the big rocks in the world into smaller rocks, so that those rocks can no longer pose a danger to the citizens of the world.