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Somalia: Islamist Group Bans Television As Harmful To Islam, Owners ‘Will Be Accused Of Being An Infidel’

We already knew that music was inherently evil according to the enlightened teachings of the “prophet” of Islam, thus it only makes sense that televisions are inherently evil, too. So sell the old records, auction off those dusty 8-tracks and cassettes, put your collection of CDs on eBay, and trade in your movies & TVs for some cold hard cash to stock up on items that are blessed and holy in Islam, things like guns and grenades and nails and pressure cookers. You know, anything that can be used to maim and kill all who disagree …

Qur’an Sura 8:59-60, “And let not those who disbelieve think they will escape. Indeed, they will not cause failure [to Allah ]. And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know [but] whom Allah knows. And whatever you spend in the cause of Allah will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged.

By Dahir Jibril, Sabahi Online – “Using loudspeakers mounted on vehicles, al-Shabaab banned the people of Barawe from watching television, saying it harms their Islamic principles, and ordered them to turn in their televisions and satellite dishes to al-Shabaab officials.

The militants announced the ban October 28th and gave residents five days to hand over their equipment to the Barawe municipal office, said Mursal Yarisow, a 54-year-old traditional elder in Barawe.

‘I was really surprised when I heard about this ugly order that is forbidding us from watching TV while we are in our own homes,’ he told Sabahi. ‘The only channels my family and I watch are the Somali channels, such as Universal TV, Horn Cable TV and Somali Channel TV, so that we can stay informed on global news.’

‘I am not sure where al-Shabaab has seen or watched these other channels that they say are harmful to the religion,’ he said.

The ban is a pretext for preventing people from staying informed about news and current affairs via Somalia’s independent television stations, Yarisow said.

‘I and other [elders] like me are adults who understand what these men are targeting with the television ban,’ he said. ‘They want people to stay ignorant of the hatred Somalis and the world have against al-Shabaab, and they want the residents of Barawe to be people whose ears and eyes are covered.’

The ban came just weeks after a raid by US Navy SEALs in Barawe targeted al-Shabaab commander Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir, who goes by the alias Ikrima, who was believed to be living at a local beach house.

Al-Shabaab reportedly implemented a similar television ban in the Lower Shabelle town of Bulomarer last month.

‘Al-Shabaab is engaged in the biggest crime in the world, which is to kill people without cause or label them as non-Muslims. They treat people as though they are converting them to Islam,’ Yarisow said. ‘I am deeply saddened that they come to people who are Muslims and question their belief in Islam.’ …

Liban Abdirahman, 34, who owns a shop in Barawe that sells lamps and assorted items, said he complied with the al-Shabaab ban and took his TV and satellite dish to the municipal office as ordered.

‘We are civilians and we are not armed so we are forced to adhere to any unreasonable demand from al-Shabaab, because anyone who disobeys the order and fails to take the TV equipment to the station will be accused of being an infidel who is disobeying the orders of Islam,’ he said.

What al-Shabaab is doing is nothing short of oppression, Abdirahman told Sabahi.” Read more.

Categories: Radical Islam
  1. 11/07/2013 at 8:47 PM

    “WOW…!!!” Talk about “censorship!” When will this end?

    The ONLY thing I take(have?) solace in…is my “FAITH!”


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