Better not choose Mogadishu for that major address from a Muslim capital
And khat, which has financed jihad activity in other contexts. In any case, maybe this sort of thing is why Nanny State Leftists have such an easy time making common cause with jihadists. “Somali Islamists ban khat and cigarettes,” by Abdulkadir Khalif for the Daily Nation, March 30 (thanks to Maxwell):
The Islamists authority in Dhobley town at the border between Somalia and Kenya Sunday announced a total prohibition of miraa (khat) chewing and cigarette smoking in the area.
Area residents have consequently been ordered to refrain from trading in both commodities.
The authority of the area, which is next to the Kenyan town of Liboi, has also outlawed all kinds of drugs and warned of heavy punishment against any kind of defiance.
Mr Tayib Mohamed, the top Islamist official in the area, emphasised the seriousness of his administration in enforcing the ban on khat, cigarettes and any substance containing drugs.
“We shall take stringent measures against anybody attempting to challenge the law,” said Mr Mohamed, briefing the media….