Skip to comments.Somali government bans Christmas celebrations
Posted on 12/23/2015 6:03:26 PM PST by o_1_2_3__
The government of Somalia has issued a ban on Christmas and New Year's celebrations in the Muslim country, saying the festivities "have nothing to do with Islam."
"We warn against celebration of Christmas, which is only for Christians," Sheikh Mohamed Kheyrow, director of Somaliaâs ministry of religion, said on state radio. "This is a matter of faith. The Christmas holiday and its drum beatings have nothing to with Islam."
He said the ministry has sent letters to the police, national security intelligence and officials in the capital Mogadishu instructing them to "prevent Christmas celebrations."
The announcement had echoes of Islamist militants al Shabaab, which controlled the capital Mogadishu until 2011. Among their edicts was to ban Christmas celebrations.
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Wow, which ACLU lawyer got loose in Somalia?
The deathcult celebrates death
Does Somalia even have a government?
“Moderate” Muslims again.
So why don’t we send all those Somalis back to Somali-land. Other than parking garage attendants they’re not contributing anything.
Santa hats banned Similarly, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has also banned public celebrations of Christmas.That last paragraph sounds like how Dan Henninger describes 5th Ave this year.
Religious leaders in the oil-rich sultanate warned the ban on Christmas would be strictly enforced, with violators facing up to five years in jail.
"Using religious symbols like crosses, lighting candles, putting up Christmas trees, singing religious songs, sending Christmas greetings ... are against Islamic faith," imams said in sermons published in the local press.
The government warned last year that Muslims would be committing an offence if they so much as wore "hats or clothes that resemble Santa Claus".
Christians represent about nine percent of Brunei's 430,000 population.
Businesses have been warned to take decorations down and authorities have stepped up spot checks across the capital. Hotels popular among Western tourists that once boasted dazzling lights and giant Christmas trees are now barren of festive decor.
Coming soon to Maine and Minnesota.
It’s their loss. My convert Jewish sister still celebrates Christmas for all the positive aspects of the holiday. I think, deep down, she believes Jesus is the Messiah; just like my Catholic convert brother deep down accepts the reformation. Like my granddaughters say:”It’s complicated.”
Sounds like Obama’s USA!
Does it matter for any muzzie sh*thole to have a government?
so this idiot who was selling banAnas out of his cart a few months ago is no Minister of religion and aSheikh! HA HA AHA HA.
the USA needs to ban the immigration of all Somalis .
NO RELATIVES VISAS !
Cause all those already here to swear allegiance
to the United States of America and disavow Islam
or they are on the next flight(s) out
Why do leftist, statists like Obama love Muslims, communists and state-controlling Socialists/Fascists?
What they all have in common is a determination to destroy the free agency of mankind and substitute some level of top-down control by those in power (I.e., by themselves). Religions and philosophies espousing free agency are the antithesis to their agenda of control, so they must be suppressed.
Somalia is the rectum of the planet Earth.
They do. It’s located at he white house with another kenyan foreigner
You call that contributing?
Somalis contribute more to our prisons than to our country.
One of the funniest things I ever saw was a Somali parking lot attendant in an argument with a delivery man. He wouldn’t pay the parking ticket because he was making a delivery. The Somali guy started attacking the delivery guy with a fire extinguisher. Maybe he was protecting himself, not sure. I got out of there fast.
“One of the funniest things I ever saw was a Somali parking lot attendant in an argument with a delivery man.”
This is NOT a criticism,I’m curious.
How did you know that he was a Somali?
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