Somalia bans Christmas and New year celebrations, says they are ‘un-Islamic’
[Another “grinchy” Islamic nation besides Brunei (see angelqueen.org/2015/12/22/brunei-bans-christmas-violators-can-get-up-to-five-years-in-prison-and-fines )]
DECEMBER 23, 2015 BY DEACON ROBERT SPENCER at JihadWatch.org
Sharia-compliant hearts are three sizes too small. Meanwhile, in the West, those who oppose this bigotry and intolerance are branded bigoted and intolerant by an intelligentsia determinedly heedless of what is coming.
Islamic Tolerance Alert from Somalia:”Somalia bans Christmas and New year celebrations, says they are ‘unislamic,’” by Nancy Agutu, The Star, December 23, 2015:
Somali government has banned festivities during Christmas and New Year.
Ministry of Religious Affairs said events related to the celebrations are contrary to Islamic culture, which could damage the faith of the Muslim community.
Director General Mohamed Khayrow on Tuesday ordered security forces to be on the look out for such activities.
“All security forces are advised to halt or dissolve any gatherings. There should be no activity at all,” Khayrow said.
The Director General was speaking in Mogadishu accompanied by Vice Chairman of the Supreme Religious Council Nur Gurhan.
New Vision media on Wednesday reported that Gurhan cautioned marking the festivities “might motivate al Shabaab militants to launch attacks in Somalia”.
Somalia has been the target of various attacks that compelled Kenya to send its troops to the country for aid.
“We Islamic Scholars are warning against the celebration of such events which are not relevant to the principles of our religion,” Gurhan said.
He further warned leaders that holding festivities besides the two Islamic Eids would amount to immorality….