http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/fro ... tml?via=mrAN ISLAMIST-BACKED radio station in Somalia has awarded assault rifles and hand grenades to the winners of a children’s Koran recital competition.
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All I got for memorising and reciting the creed perfectly when I was about 7 was a book voucher
"Prayer has no place in the public schools, just like facts have no place in organized religion." Superintendent Chalmers
I'd be happy with the book voucher. At least you never got stoned or amputated for dancing at a wedding or having a neat ringtone.
In certain areas al-Shabab leaders have banned musical mobile phone ringtones, films, football broadcasts, dancing at weddings and even shop signs written in English or Somali rather than in Arabic. Punishments for infringements include double amputations and stonings