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No Laughing Matter: Somali Comedian Who Poked Fun At Islamists Is Shot Dead


According to the divinely inspired sayings of Islam’s prophet, you can die laughing. Literally. And if you don’t, some of his devout followers may see to it that you do …

“Do not laugh too much, for laughing deadens the heart.” – The Prophet Mohammed, Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2305; Ibn Maajah, 4193.

Agence France-Presse – “Gunmen assassinated a well-known comedian and musician who poked fun at Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police and colleagues said Tuesday.

Warsame Shire Awale, a famous composer who had worked with Somalia’s national army band before joining Radio Kulmiye as a drama producer and comedian, was attacked by two gunmen late on Monday.

‘Gunmen killed him… we are investigating the matter and the killers will be brought to justice,’ police chief Ahmed Hassan Malin told reporters.

‘Two men armed with pistols shot and wounded him near his house in Waberi district, he died shortly after in hospital,’ said Abdi Mohamed Haji, a colleague at Radio Kulmiye.

The killing, the latest in a string of attacks on media workers in Somalia, follows the murder of fellow comic Abdi Jeylani Malaq Marshale in August, who also worked at Kulmiye.” Read more.

Flashback: Sudan: TV Comedian and Producer Gunned Down After Criticizing Al-Shabaab – “Abdi Jeylani Malaq, a TV actor, comedian and producer also known as Marshale, was fatally shot in cold blood by unidentified gunmen as he was about to enter his home in the Mogadishu district of Waberi at around 7 p.m. yesterday… Malaq, who worked for Universal TV, wrote and performed in popular television dramas in which he used humour to criticize both the federal transitional government and armed groups, including Al-Shabaab.” Read more.

Flashback: Study: Laughing May Help Ease Blood Pressure, Boost Mood and Enrich Health in Other Ways – “There is a growing body of research indicating that a good guffaw may improve immune function, help lower blood pressure, boost mood and reduce stress and depression. And despite a dearth of more rigorous, long-term studies, the sum of these findings is compelling, says cardiologist Michael Miller, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine who has researched the topic.” Read more.

Flashback: Scientific American: Laughter Proves Good Medicine for Heart – “Lacking a sense of humor might not just be bad for your social life, it might also be harming your cardiovascular health. A new study shows that laughter actually increases blood flow in the body, proving right the old adage that laughter is the best medicine, at least when it comes to the heart… In fact, being light-hearted boosted blood flow about the same amount as light exercise or drugs that lower cholesterol. Drama-induced stress, on the other hand, cut that rate by as much as angry memories or mental calculations.” Read more.

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  1. 10/30/2012 at 5:58 PM

    Reblogged this on Family Survival Protocol and commented:
    When will the senseless killing end ????

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