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Radical Islamic militia fighters in Somalia shot and killed two people who were watching a banned World Cup soccer broadcast, a radio station reported Wednesday.
Hard-line Muslim fighters, who wrested control of the Somali capital from warlords in June, have forbidden people from watching television or movies in line with their strict interpretation of Islam.
Originally posted by bodrul
the irony to this there are muslims that played in the world cup
i would know one of them goes to my local mosque and plays for the team i support
All i can say is that in the 21st century, we face an enemy that is willing to drag us all back to the 1st century if it can manage to get its way.
The Somali gunmen who shot dead two people watching a World Cup match have been arrested and will face Islamic justice, an Islamist leader has said.
Hardliner Sheikh Dahir Aweys says the killing of a cinema owner and a young girl was an accident. The gunmen could face the death penalty.
The Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) controls much of southern Somalia.
The World Cup broadcast ban is not official UIC policy, but some courts do not allow matches to be shown.
Somalia has had no effective central government since