Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Somalia: World Cup fans executed

Why people ought to be concerned about the more radical elements of Islamist movements represented in the article-  World Cup fans executed :
Islamic miliants have executed two Somali football fans for watching Nigeria play Argentina on Saturday night.

The deaths happened in Central Somalia which is under strict Islamic law and forbids anyone in the region from watching World Cup matches.

Militants from Hizbul Islam arrested 10 fans who were also part of the group.

A further 30 people were arrested for watching the Australia vs Germany game the following night.

Sheikh Mohamed Abdi Aros, a spokesman for the militants, said that, "We are warning all the youth of Somalia not to dare watch these World Cup matches." He said that the people of Somalia should focus on pursuing jihad and not, "watching mad men jump up and down."
No word yet from other religious groups about executions they've conducted because of people watching the World Cup.

1 comment:

  1. Wow...and I thought Raider fans were scary...