Skip to comments.Somali Muslims warned of death (for not praying)
Posted on 07/06/2006 2:17:05 PM PDT by Esther Ruth
Somali Muslims warned of death 06/07/2006 11:36 - (SA)
Mogadishu - Somali Muslims who fail to perform daily prayers will be killed in accordance with Qur'anic law under a new edict issued by a leading cleric in the Islamic courts union that controlled the capital.
The requirement for Muslims to observe the five-times daily ritual under penalty of death was announced late on Wednesday and appeared to confirm the hardline nature of the increasingly powerful Sharia courts in Mogadishu.
Sheikh Abdalla Ali, a founder and high-ranking official in the Supreme Islamic Council of Somalia, said: "He who does not perform prayers will be considered as infidel and Sharia law orders that that person be killed."
Peace and prosperity
Ali said: "Sharia law orders the killing of any Muslim person when he fails to perform prayers."
Ali added that it was the duty of every Somali to implement the provisions of Sharia law, which after fully accepted would allow "everybody to enjoy life based on peace and prosperity".
It was not immediately clear who would enforce the regulation or how, but the courts had well-armed militias that routed a United States-backed alliance of warlords in June after four months of bloody battles for control of Mogadishu.
Members of such militia shot and killed two people in central Somalia late on Tuesday while quelling a protest against a ban on watching the World Cup at a local cinema and had in the past been tasked with carrying out court rules.
US 'supports vanquished warlords'
Muslim militiamen had also presided at several public executions ordered by the Islamic courts in recent months and other Mogadishu residents had complained of harassment at their hands for not dressing properly.
The US supported the vanquished warlords in a bid to stem what American officials described as the "creeping Talibanisation" of Somalia by the courts that Washington accused of harbouring extremists, including al-Qaeda members.
The Islamists flatly rejected the charges, but had vowed to impose strict Sharia law across the overwhelmingly moderate Muslim country in what many saw as a direct challenge to Somalia's largely powerless transitional government.
The Islamic courts had signed a mutual recognition pact with the government and were due to meet with senior officials next week in Sudan, but remained at deep odds with the administration on several key issues.
Among them was the deployment of foreign peacekeepers to help the fledgling government restore a functioning central authority to Somalia, which had been in the throes of chaos for the past 16 years.
Just another day, just another killing for the Religion of peace to accomplish.
Pray or DIE!!
Think the "peacekeepers" will intervene to save the lives of any of those who don't pray?
Thinning of the herd. Sit back and enjoy. Allah Fubar.
Blessed are the Auri!
Just a daily murder of somebody anybody to make Islam happy
SOMEBODY isn't praying... < /sarc >
"Somali Muslims warned of death (for not praying)"
Meanwhile, Democrats fear the coming Christian Theocracy that Republicans
will force upon America!!!
Looks like the Somali's are gonna get what they deserve.
Islam is peace. We come in peace.
We leave you in pieces.
It's really interesting how liberal/leftist types decry Dubya and the GOP as leading the way to a theocracy, yet can't seem to identify a bone fide theocracy when one comes along.
They are a strange bunch.
Who is going to be doing the counting?
Nothing...I repeat...NOTHING about this is written on either website for Human Rights Watch (hrw.org) or Amnesty International (amnesty.org). Pleanty of stuff about Iraq and Afghanistan and how horrible the U.S. policies are, but not a peep about Sharia Law or those who uphold it.
Come unto me, all that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Jesus)
'She was buns-up kneelin
I was wheelin' an dealin'
She surrender to the feelin'
An' she started in to squealin'
I'm sure the UN Human Rights Commission or whatever the heck they are called is convening right now to put together something to get rid of Sheikh Abdalla Ali and his new evil law.
Oh, of course, they will. But we all know that it is really that evil George Bush who is to blame.
Pleanty of stuff about Iraq and Afghanistan and how horrible the U.S. policies are, but not a peep about Sharia Law or those who uphold it.
Oh, yeah, I know I'm shocked.
Darn skippy! We'll force everyone to eat casseroles and attend vacation Bible school Mwahahahahaha!
K, not as edgy as executing people that forget to pray but then I'm Lutheran.
Are there any non-mohamedans in Somalia?
I feel sad for what I believe is the vast majority of Muslims in all these countries who find themselves under the heel of jack booted thugs. They just want to live a normal life and have the freedom that we all take for granted.
This is one, among many reasons, to finish the job in Iraq. The Muslim world needs an object lesson on how a country can basically be built from scratch.
Think about American history. Lots of wars - including the War Between our own States. Hundreds of thousands of casualties - among a much smaller population than we have today.
I want to say something about the path of least resistance..... I think it all boils down to the fact that if you accuse the US of being evil, you won't get a fatwah, a word which here means "contract," put on you, which could lead to having your head sawed off in a live-action video posted on the internet.
this is part of the mind-control trigger to keep their prisoners in line.
Anyone under the iron arm of Islam is a prisoner.
Think about it. If you had to - upon pain of death, literally - perform a certain act each time loud bells and announcements sounded 5 x's every day = what would that do to your life? They are robotrons who, literally, even have a long list of instructions on how to go to the bathroom. No Joke.
I'm Catholic. We might. ;)
Somalia is 100 percent Sunni Muslim and, surprise ... surprise, is about 65 percent illiterate. They are basically nomads who marry within their clans and are loyal to their warlords. Their only notable contribution to society is their pathetic attempts at piracy on the high seas. In other words, they are a typical Islamic hell hole. I might be wrong, but I doubt that praying five times a day is going to fix this dysfunctional Islamic rat nest.
I hear we're going to give Somalia until August 20th to begin a nuclear weapons program. And if that doesn't work we'll have the U.N. require the transfer of technology from Tehran to Mogadishu by the end of the year. If we're lucky, New York will be a flaming crater by 2008 and we won't have to worry about Kofi Annan dawdling around Mid-Town with a handful of resolutions to hand out.
I was looking around for some stats, some places say 1%. As soon as they're found out ...well. Africa persecution - http://www.persecution.org/newsite/index.php
I guess no Bhuddist statues to blow up.
Whats the kid doing figuring out where his lightbulb went ?
Another consequence of "cut and run" - another BubbaBoy mess left to fester
I might be wrong, but I doubt that praying five times a day is going to fix this dysfunctional Islamic rat nest.
It will be interesting to see how the mullahs deal with the ganstas I remember seeing in "Black Hawk Down". Those guys did not strike me as the type who would give up their booze and start praying. And they had a lot of guns.