“Fight over cinemas kills at least 12,” from Reuters, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
HEAVY fighting apparently sparked by an Islamic militia’s moves to close cinemas and video stores in the lawless Somali capital has killed at least 12 people and wounded more than 21.
Clashes between gunmen loyal to Mogadishu’s Islamic courts and local militia defending the densely populated Yaqshid district began yesterday and flared again today.
“The Islamic courts’ militia are trying to close all entertainment centres of the district,” one local resident Ahmed Dhuhulow said.
Three people died yesterday and another nine today in clashes that caused inhabitants to flee the area and shops to close, witnesses said….
Leaders of Mogadishu’s influential Islamic courts oppose Western and Indian films which they say promote immorality in the mainly Muslim nation.
Killing 12 people at random isn’t immoral?