Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Our Islamist Friends in Mogadishu

Residents of Mogadishu are saying that the Islamist militia that has taken control of the city have been closing cinemas that have been showing World Cup matches.

Their spokesman has responded that they are only closing cinemas that are showing movies made by the infidels in Hollywood and Bollywood.

Well that's alright then. And here I was worried that the world was going to stand by while crazed Taliban-like militias took control in Somalia.

I particularly like the evenhanded tone in which this article is written, giving the Islamists the opportunity to defend themselves against accusations that they were denying Somalis the right to watch sports when really they are only denying them the right to watch movies (for now). God bless the Beeb.

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