Thursday, December 07, 2006

Somalia: Sheik Hussein Barre Rage

Is this crackpot's name for real?????

Sheik Hussein Barre Rage.

Let's just shorten it to Insane Bare Rage and there is nothing chic about him.

Somalia official issues beheading threat

Residents of a southern Somalia town who do not pray five times a day will
be beheaded, an Islamic courts official said Wednesday, adding the edict will be
implemented in three days.

Public places such as shops and tea houses in Bulo Burto, about 124
miles northeast of the capital, Mogadishu, should be closed during prayer time
and no one should be on the streets, said Sheik Hussein Barre Rage, the chairman
of the town's Islamic court.

Those who do not follow this edict "will definitely be beheaded
according to Islamic law," Rage told The Associated Press by phone. "As Muslims,
we should practice Islam fully, not in part, and that is what our religion
enjoins us to do."

He said that the courts are announcing the edict over loudspeakers in
the town.
The decision is not binding on courts in other towns.

Somalia's Islamic courts have made varying interpretations of Quranic
law, some applying a more strict and radical version of Islamic law than

As a result of such disparate variations, residents in the capital of
Mogadishu complained, forcing the Council of Islamic Courts officials in October
to set up an appeals court with better-educated judges.

The Council of Islamic Courts have swept through most of southern
Somalia since taking over Mogadishu in June.

Their sometimes strict and often severe interpretation of Islam has
raised the specter of Afghanistan's ousted Taliban regime, and contrasts with
the moderate Islam that has dominated Somali culture for centuries.

Some of the courts have introduced public executions, floggings of
convicts, bans on women swimming at Mogadishu's public beaches, and the sale and
chewing of khat, a leafy stimulant consumed across the Horn of Africa and in the
Middle East.

Gotta love that whole religion of peace thing going on there.

Thanks to LGF.