A Blog of Reason From a Godless Liberal

In Somalia, A Return to the Dark Ages

In editorial, Intolerance, religion, religion of peace on April 20, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Apparently the Pirates, Lawlessness, and Poverty Aren’t Embarrassing Enough

Doing exactly the opposite of what is reasonable, newly elected President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed caved into terrorists demands and announced Somalia would return to sharia, or Islamic law. President Ahmed did this 114 days before the deadline the terrorist set was to expire. After his announcement Mr. Ahmed called on the terrorist to end all unnecessary violence (makes one wonder what level of violence is necessary), as if the terrorist will just give up on their political agenda of establishing a new caliphate now that they know they can push the government around.

“I met with religious leaders and elders and accepted their demand for ceasefire and reconciliation with the opposition members and I call on all opposition parties to halt the unnecessary violence,” Ahmed told reporters. “The mediators asked me to introduce Islamic sharia in the country and I agreed,” he added. “We hope this will end the violence in the country.”

Quite a backbone on that one, wouldn’t you say? Sharia law of course is widely known for it’s draconian punishments for ‘moral offenses’, the oppression women, and the institutionalization of murder. This pattern of societal regression makes me think that maybe we are coming to an era of stagnation, much like the one seen after the collapse of Roman Empire all the way to the Italian Renaissance, the so called dark ages. Congrats Somalia, you have reached 13th centaury Christian status.

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  1. But everyone knows of the causal link between pirates and global warming! 🙂

  2. Haha indeed, His Noodlyness should really step in here.

  3. Hmmm, have you guys seen this?

  4. Haha, that is pretty catchy, reminds me of this weeks South Park.

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