Thursday, July 20, 2006

No Superman or Pirates of the Caribbean for Somalia

While the rest of the world watches events in Lebanon, Islamic radicals are installing a Taliban like government in Mogadishu. Even watching movies at the local cinema is cause for arrest. Too bad Somalia doesn't effect world box office receipts enough to arouse Hollywood do gooders.

Somalia: Islamists arrest movie goers in Mogadishu

(SomaliNet) Islamic militiamen raided tonight a cinema in Sinai village of eastern Mogadishu, arresting several people who were watching film following earlier warning from Islamists on seeing movies – a step that Islamic courts to banning all public entertainments in the capital.

The chairman of the Sinai Islamic court which is in the council of Islamic courts Sheikh Dahir Sheikh Farah confirmed on late Tuesday that they have arrested nine people who were in act of viewing very taboo film that is forbidden according to Sharia law.

“Our troops have stormed a cinema where young people watching emotionally a sexy film and they were all taken to prison,” Sheikh Farah said adding “we have already issued a warning on seeing movies in this district.

All the detained people were young including one woman and they are in the custody.

Sheikh Farah said we had told all the residents that we could not tolerate all evil actions and sins like watching movies, songs in the wedding parts and so on.

No word on what movie they were watching. I guess Somalians will have to content themselves with pedophilia, beastiality and other such pleasures allowed by the Koran.


At 3:02 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Emotionally a sexy movie? I wonder what that means?

No movies? No singing? Oppression a matter of daily life?

Thank God I'm an American...

At 9:54 PM, Blogger nanc said...

wtf do they even allow movie theaters in these countries if one is not allowed to attend?

At 11:01 AM, Blogger What You Don't Know Wont Hurt Him said...

dudes, get a life, seriously. the 3 major religions disapproves watching or doing things that arent allowed in the holy books, such:sex,and all its connective stuff.
atleast islam is the only remain relgion that STILL disapproves it, where both of the two(chrs, jews) still make and promote ppl to go and watch.

At 1:55 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

litigious...I've read your comment several times and still haven't a clue what you're talking about.

At 3:20 PM, Blogger Dan Zaremba said...

Definion of porn in Somalia can be just ANY Western movie.


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