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Somalia Bans Christmas, New Year Festivities by passionate88: 6:38pm On Dec 23, 2015
Somalia’s government has banned celebrations of Christmas and New Year in the Muslim majority country, saying the festivities might attract Islamist attacks. “All events related to Christmas and New Year celebrations are contrary to Islamic culture, which could damage the faith of the Muslim community,” the director general of the religious affairs ministry told reporters on Tuesday.
Sheikh Mohamed Khayrow said security forces had been ordered to break up any such celebrations. “There should be no activity at all,” he said. Sheikh Nur Barud Gurhan, of the Supreme Religious Council of Somalia, said that non-Muslim festivities might provoke the ire of the Shebab, East Africa’s Al-Qaeda branch, which is headquartered in Somalia.
“We are warning against the celebration of such events which are not relevant to the principles of our religion,” Gurhan added, saying it could provoke the Shebab “to carry out attacks”. Last year Shebab militants launched a Christmas attack on Mogadishu airport that killed at least 12 people.
Somalia is at least the second Muslim majority country to ban Christmas this year, after Brunei announced a similar prohibition. Somalia also issued a previous ban in 2013. Somalia also follows the Islamic calendar that does not recognise January 1 as the beginning of the year. There are almost no Christians left living in Somalia, although a bombed-out Italian-built Catholic cathedral remains a city landmark in the capital Mogadishu. Foreign diplomats, aid workers and soldiers living in the fortified airport compound are permitted to hold private parties.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/12/somalia-bans-christmas-new-year-festivities/
Re: Somalia Bans Christmas, New Year Festivities by OVI75(m): 6:39pm On Dec 23, 2015
islamabad indeed,even if u wnt to love Ds religion d violence and blood demon controlling it wnt allow u,truth is with Al D's violent conversion and killings Islam is still a phobia to majority of sane minds,SOMALIA CAN GO TO HELL.

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Re: Somalia Bans Christmas, New Year Festivities by Nobody: 6:41pm On Dec 23, 2015
na them sabi undecided
I no blame them sha,
#NaDasukiCauseAm. tongue
Re: Somalia Bans Christmas, New Year Festivities by madridguy(m): 6:44pm On Dec 23, 2015
This is total wickedness and never part of the teaching of ISLAM. Live and let other.
Re: Somalia Bans Christmas, New Year Festivities by JustJosh20(m): 6:47pm On Dec 23, 2015
dat doesn't stop this goat here from dying...
Somalia una miss oo
Re: Somalia Bans Christmas, New Year Festivities by JustJosh20(m): 6:50pm On Dec 23, 2015
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge.. God gave them over to a reprobate mind.. To do those things which were not convenient...


i case my rest :-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D
Re: Somalia Bans Christmas, New Year Festivities by coronaprof(m): 6:54pm On Dec 23, 2015
passionate88:


http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/12/somalia-bans-christmas-new-year-festivities/
Somali is not a man made entity but some of us her responsible for her.
Re: Somalia Bans Christmas, New Year Festivities by Nzepresh(f): 7:11pm On Dec 23, 2015
Why is Islam associated with violence? What has happened to the tolerance and peace they have always claim to preach in their places of worship? Must they infringe on others' freedom to worship in same country? They should not even dream of this in Nigeria because it will never work
Re: Somalia Bans Christmas, New Year Festivities by Annunaki(m): 7:12pm On Dec 23, 2015
madridguy:
This is total wickedness and never part of the teaching of ISLAM. Live and let other.

Al taquiya muslim tongue

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Re: Somalia Bans Christmas, New Year Festivities by Vision4God: 7:21pm On Dec 23, 2015
Hhmmmm
Re: Somalia Bans Christmas, New Year Festivities by Maamin(m): 8:05pm On Dec 23, 2015
Hmmmm, in as much as am not a fan of christmas...this act of banning other religious festivity other than islam, explicitly shows the intolerance of this satanic religion. Later those NL jihadist fanatics will come here yelling that Isis and their likes are not islamic blah blah bla! Why is it only christian festivals that are liable to attract terrorist attack in the country? undecided
Re: Somalia Bans Christmas, New Year Festivities by tartar9(m): 8:25pm On Dec 23, 2015
how nice,somalia is being protective of its xtian minority.how many xtians are in somalia sef
Re: Somalia Bans Christmas, New Year Festivities by Nobody: 9:36pm On Dec 23, 2015
tartar9:
how nice,somalia is being protective of its xtian minority.how many xtians are in somalia sef
So they couldn't protect the muslim majority by banning all islamic festivals too Stop defending a decision taken out of hatred, intolerance and bigotry. What happens to providing adequate security for the few Christians to ensure a safe celebration Are you also a bigot?
Re: Somalia Bans Christmas, New Year Festivities by tartar9(m): 10:08pm On Dec 23, 2015
Nocrap:

So they couldn't protect the muslim majority by banning all islamic festivals too Stop defending a decision taken out of hatred, intolerance and bigotry. What happens to providing adequate security for the few Christians to ensure a safe celebration Are you also a bigot?
the xtian minority are more vulnerable.you should be commending somalia for this loving act,don't be a bigot smiley
Re: Somalia Bans Christmas, New Year Festivities by Nobody: 10:37pm On Dec 23, 2015
tartar9:
the xtian minority are more vulnerable.you should be commending somalia for this loving act,don't be a bigot smiley
Any attack on the majority means more casulties so try to get it. Why couldn't they beef up security for just that day for the Christians? Afterall they are few as claimed. What happens to restraining celebrations to save quarters? Stop defending a decleared prejudice against the Christian minority in Somali.

The news states that all events related to Christmas and New year celebrations are contrary to islamic culture and could damage the faith of a muslim community. You do not need to be told that this is the actual reason why they considered outright ban of the celebrations. They had to bring up a rooster and bull story of insecurity because they know some gullible minds would buy it.

The vulnerable Christians are not afraid and never requested for a ban, Somalian government is only protecting its own interest. This doesn't require a diploma to decode. Mr., it is clear you are a bigot.

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Re: Somalia Bans Christmas, New Year Festivities by true2god: 9:16am On Dec 24, 2015
tartar9:
the xtian minority are more vulnerable.you should be commending somalia for this loving act,don't be a bigot smiley
Your criminal prophet Mohammed must be proud of you, a loyal slave (Quran 9:29).
Re: Somalia Bans Christmas, New Year Festivities by Samunique(m): 9:42am On Dec 24, 2015
So much for tolerance in Islam !!!

Allow Muslims to become majority in your country, then, lose the right to your own right and freedom.

So much for the religion of peace that does not understand the language of peace. undecided undecided

They want freedom anywhere they go while they forbid freedom in their own land, THIS IS PURELY SATANIC !!!

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