Monday, July 10, 2006

And The Band Played On

You can only play The Chicken Dance at wedding dances so many times before somebody snaps:

The Islamic militiamen controlling the Somali capital broke up a wedding celebration because a band was playing and women and men were socializing together, witnesses said Saturday, describing the latest crackdown by a group feared to be installing Taliban-style rule in this African nation.

The Islamic fighters beat band members with electric cables and confiscated their equipment, said Asha Ilmi Hashi, a singer with the group Mogadishu Stars.

"We had warned the family not to include in their ceremony what is not allowed by the sharia law. This includes the mixing of men and women and playing music," Sheik Iise Salad, who heads an Islamic court in the northeastern Huriwaa District, told The Associated Press. "That is why we raided and took their equipment."

"What was going there was un-Islamic," Salad said.

But seriously folks:

Somalia has now fallen to Wahhabi Islam, and the country is going to pay an even worse price than it did for being run without a government by warlords.

But the usual suspects will be calling Somalia's fall a good thing, because it will bring "stability" to an unstable part of the world.

Stability: simply another synonym for inaction.

Source: Jihad Watch

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