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Somalia Bans Christmas Celebrations

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 26, 2013

My Note: The very same Somali government – which is supported and babysitted for the past seven years by neighboring Christian states like Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya – whose soldiers shed their precious blood to save Somalis from themselves – bans Christians from practicing their faith?! Millions of Muslim Somalis who took refuge in gracious Ethiopia and Kenya were given the chance to live a free and peaceful life, yet, Somalia remains as intolerant as the Somalia of yesteryear. Somalia has about 1,000 surviving Christians and they are a challenge / threat to this ungrateful and insecure Muslim hellhole?

SomaThe Somali Government has banned celebration of Christian festivities in the country.

A directive released by the Ministry of Justice and Religious Affairs stated that no Christian festivities could be held in Somalia.

The Director General of the ministry, Sheikh Mohamed Khayrow Aden, and the Director of the Religious Matters, Sheikh Ali Sheikh Mohamud alias Sheikh Ali Dhere, held a press conference in the capital Mogadishu, to make the announcement.

Aden, on his part, stated that all security and law enforcement agencies had been instructed to counter any such celebrations.

He added that copies of the directive were delivered to hotels and other meeting places in Mogadishu.

The officials did not say anything on whether non-Muslim foreign workers or residents could celebrate or not.

It is the first time that a Somali government has banned the celebrations since the last central government collapsed in 1991.



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