Somalia: Al-Shabab Islamists Announce Fatwa On The Internet That Bans … The Internet
They’re Islamists. Hypocrisy, contradictions and nonsensical decrees are all part and parcel of the
convoluted teachings religion known as “Islam.” Don’t be surprised if they issue a new fatwa from the local Halal restaurant banning beans and garlic …
Hadith, Bukhari 176, “Allah’s Messenger said, ‘A person is considered in prayer as long as he is waiting for the prayer in the mosque as long as he does not do Hadath.’ A non-Arab man asked, ‘O Abu Huraira! What is Hadath?’ I replied, ‘It is the passing of wind (from the anus) …”
Hadith, Bukhari 5451, “It was said to Anas ‘What did you hear the Prophet saying about garlic?’ Anas replied, ‘Whoever has eaten (garlic) should not approach our mosque.'”
By Sudarsan Raghavan, The Washington Post – “In recent years, Somalia’s al-Shabab militia has banned smoking, playing soccer, watching movies, wearing bras, anything it deemed Western. Now, the al-Qaeda-linked group has targeted something else common in most of the rest of the world: the Internet.
In a statement — published on the Internet, of course — the militia said it has disallowed the use of the Internet in areas it controls and gave 15 days for telecommunications operations to comply. To those who refuse, the militia vowed retaliatory measures.
‘Services known as mobile internet and fibre optics must be stopped in Somalia,’ the militia said in a statement issued on the Facebook page of its al-Andalus radio station, according to a translation by the BBC. ‘Any firm or individual who does not comply will be seen to be working with the enemy and will be dealt with in accordance with Islamic law.’
For the past seven years, al-Shabab has sought to overthrow Somalia’s Western-backed government, imposing strict interpretations of sharia, or Islamic law, in areas it controls. Today, the militia has lost control of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, and other key cities but remains a potent threat and still controls large swaths of the countryside. It continues to wage an insurgency, marked by suicide attacks and car bombings. In September, al-Shabab asserted responsibility for the siege of the Westgate Premier Shopping Mall in Nairobi, killing and injuring scores.
The Internet ban could very well hurt the militia’s ability to address its followers and spread propaganda. The militia frequently uses Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to disseminate its views, including during the assault on the Westgate, where it used Twitter to provide real-time commentary on the militants and the situation inside the mall.
Somalia, a country of about 10 million people that has been besieged by war and famine for more than two decades, has more than 126,000 Internet users …” Read more.
Flashback: Somalia: Islamist Group Bans Television As Harmful To Islam, Owners ‘Will Be Accused Of Being An Infidel’ – “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.” Read more.
Flashback: Somalia: Islamist Group Bans Triangular Samosas Because They Might Remind People Of The Trinity – “Somalia’s al-Shabaab group has banned samosas after ruling the popular snacks are ‘offensive’ and too Christian. Militant Islamist fighters last week used vehicles mounted with loudspeakers to announce the bizarre ruling across the regions of the war-torn country it controls. The extremist group has offered no official explanation for the ban on the triangular snacks … It is now thought islamist militants have taken offence at the three-sided samosa’s supposed resemblance to symbol of the Christian Holy Trinity.” Read more.