Sharia coming to Somalia. “Somali Muslims warned of death,” from AFP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
Mogadishu – Somali Muslims who fail to perform daily prayers will be killed in accordance with Qur’anic law under a new edict issued by a leading cleric in the Islamic courts union that controlled the capital.
The requirement for Muslims to observe the five-times daily ritual under penalty of death was announced late on Wednesday and appeared to confirm the hardline nature of the increasingly powerful Sharia courts in Mogadishu.
Sheikh Abdalla Ali, a founder and high-ranking official in the Supreme Islamic Council of Somalia, said: “He who does not perform prayers will be considered as infidel and Sharia law orders that that person be killed.”
Peace and prosperity
Ali said: “Sharia law orders the killing of any Muslim person when he fails to perform prayers.”
Ali added that it was the duty of every Somali to implement the provisions of Sharia law, which after fully accepted would allow “everybody to enjoy life based on peace and prosperity”.
He probably really believes this. The Qur’an again and again emphasizes that those who obey Allah will achieve success. That’s why, throughout Islamic history, the solution to all problems has been more Islam.