Skip to comments.Somali Islamists kill two football fans for watching World Cup matches (ROP of course)
Posted on 06/13/2010 11:43:33 AM PDT by marthemaria
APA-Mogadishu-(Somalia) Islamist militants of the Hezbal Islam rebel group have killed two football fans and arrested ten others after attacking a house where fans were watching the World Cup game between Argentina and Nigeria in the Huruwaa neighborhood north-east of the capital Mogadishu on Saturday.
Residents say that heavily armed militants stormed a house where football fans were secretly watching the match, which has been prohibited in the Islamist-controlled regions in Somalia.
Two young men who tried to jump over the wall were shot and killed while ten others including my husband and my teenage son were taken to Islamist custody in the village Halima Ahmed, a mother of five children said in a telephone interview with APA on Sunday morning.
Islamist militia leader Sheikh Mohamed Abu Abdalla said that those in custody have broken the law and will be dealt with in accordance with Islamic law.
Prior to the World Cup opening, the Islamists in Somalia warned people against watching the matches, saying that it was not compatible with Islamic law and that those founding watching football will be brought before Islamic courts.
Football descended from the old Christian cultures and our Islamic administration will never allow watching it. We are giving our last warning to the people, Sheikh Abu Yahya Al Iraqi said, while addressing crowds in the Suqa Holaha village north of Mogadishu, hours before the World Cup kick off on Friday.
The president of the Somali Football Federation Said Mahmoud Nur who was reached for comment while in South Africa, declined to comment on the matter because of security reasons.
Meanwhile, residents in the southern Jubba regions have sent a complaint letter to the Al Shabab administration in the regions demanding permission to watch the worlds largest sporting event.
Reports say that representatives from the community including elders went to the Al Shabab administrative office in the southern port town of Kismayo Saturday requesting permission to watch the World Cup, but they were denied and told that they will be arrested if they ever again come with such demands.
In 2006, the Islamic Courts Union who were then controlling most of Somalia banned watching the World Cup, describing football as a satanic act and as a result, two football fans were also killed and scores arrested in the city of Dhusamareeb in central Somalia when heavily armed militants raided a cinema where they were watching a World Cup game.
The streets are empty here in Dallas....most it’s 4 million illegals are indoors watching this stuff.
Those “progressive” muzzies are some wild and crazy guys. They don’t like soccer.
I wish they’d try that sh!t here during football season.
I supsect the streets of many U.S. cities were near-empty during the Mexico vs. South Africa match last Friday.
I remember now. Football stadia are for executions.
I’d have thought that watching the game would have lead to death from boredom.
It may have been merciful to shoot them, but I expect that the jury is out...
I’d like to see a law passed prohibiting voting for socialist bastards and see it enforced Somali style.
I always thought there was something wrong with soccer:
now it’s satanic?
mooslim creed: I love you. I will kill you and your children. Boom! Slice! Chop!
ON THE INTERNET:
I can understand shunning anyone for watching soccer...but killing them, you have to be a mooslim to do that. mooslim creedo: I love you. I will kill you and your children. Boom! Slice!
Somali Soccer Fans Go Underground (Islam again.)
Posted on June 10, 2010 1:38:05 AM PDT by marthemaria
SomaliaWorld Cup madness has come to this troubled nation, creating a dangerous cat-and-mouse game between fans eager to watch televised soccer matches and Islamic militants determined to stop them.
The militia group al Shabaab, which controls most of south and central Somalia, has declared the World Cup un-Islamic and banned watching the games on television. By al Shabaab’s logic, the World Cup interferes with the militant group’s “jihad,” to overthrow the government, because young Somalis are too busy watching the games to fight on their behalf. While the group hasn’t yet laid out specific consequences for those defying the ban, the militants have been known to behead or amputate limbs of people who oppose them.
Undeterred Somali soccer fans, whose national team failed to qualify for the tournament, are going underground in search of ways to watch the world’s largest televised sporting event, which opens Friday in South Africa.
In recent days, wealthier Somalis in both government-controlled and and al Shabaab run areas have been lining up at electronics shops to buy satellite dishes to watch at home. Local technicians willfor a feepatch together dishes and wires to rig televisions to show the games.
“I don’t like my children watching TVbut I don’t want to miss watching the World Cup,” said Abdullahi Sheikh, a 49-year-old Mogadishu resident who was in line to buy a television and a dish at a shop in town. “It’s an amazing event to watch!”
Al Shabaab controls much of Somalia by force. But the militant group’s ad-hoc prohibitions have alienated most Somalis. At various times, and in various places around the country, the militants have banned mustaches, dancing and celebrating religious holidays.
For followers of the World Cup, the most dangerous ban is the one on soccer.. .
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.