School bells 'un-islamic' in Somalia

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    Apr 16, 2010 6:15 AM GMT
    lolllll I love how ignorant the human race can be. I predict this to be the next Afghanistan, it's like a ticking time-bomb.


    Somalia's al-Shabab bans 'Christian' school bells

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    Handclaps are being used instead of school bells
    Islamist militants al-Shabab have banned teachers using bells to signal the end of class in the town of Jowhar, 90km (56 miles) north of Mogadishu.
    Al-Shabab said the bells sounded too much like Christian church bells.
    This comes after last week's order by the Hizbul-Islam group that radios stop playing music because it is un-Islamic.
    A teacher told the BBC's correspondent in Somalia that handclaps were now being used instead of bells to bring classes to an end.
    The end of classes is also marked by teachers beating on tables and doors, reports the Associated Press news agency.
    In the past, Islamist militants have banned watching films and football, as well as musical mobile phone ring-tones, says the BBC's Mohammed Olad Hassan in Mogadishu.

    They have also carried out amputations and lashings for theft and stonings for adultery.
    Last week, al-Shabab closed down BBC radio relay stations in five cities in southern Somalia, including Mogadishu.
    Somalia has not had a functioning central government since 1991 and the Islamist militants control large parts of its territory.
    The transitional government - backed by African Union troops and UN funds - controls only a small part of the capital, Mogadishu.



    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8623240.stm
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    Apr 16, 2010 2:40 PM GMT
    It's a goddamn bell. They're annoying but carry no specific Christian significance.
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    Apr 16, 2010 2:51 PM GMT
    stoneymcpuffnpass saidIt's a goddamn bell. They're annoying but carry no specific Christian significance.


    Acutally, bells are very closely entwined with the Christian faith, both as a symbol of service, and more in Catholicism as a measure of different parts of a service.

    Al-Shabbab is however a blacklisted terrorist organisation in Australia, in the USA I would imagine as well. Their views are best taken with a grain of salt.
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    Apr 16, 2010 3:47 PM GMT
    AussieBody saidAl-Shabbab is however a blacklisted terrorist organisation in Australia, in the USA I would imagine as well. Their views are best taken with a grain of salt.

    ...and with an expectation of ludicrous idiocy.
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    Apr 16, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    they should use a gong instead
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    Apr 16, 2010 4:17 PM GMT
    buddhism is also un/anti-islam, so gongs are out
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    Apr 16, 2010 4:35 PM GMT
    I like how they discuss the bells and then immediately jump to murder and amputation. Now that is quality reporting there..

    That would be like a foreign journalist writing about America's poor treatment of the elderly and then following it with a mention about the thousands of people we have killed in unjust wars.

    Stupid journalism is stupid.