Scott on December 6, 2006 at 12:34 pm
Talk about a clear cut (no pun intended) choice for Muslims…In a small town in Somalia, residents are being given a choice: Pray 5 times a day according to Islamic law or lose your noggin.
At this point, I am trying to resist making stupid/horrible/ridiculous jokes like: “Wow, the Muslims there sure are head-strong,” or “They really know how to get ahead in their religion,” or even “When they pray, they better be sure their prayers head in the right direction” and other such nonsense. Unfortunately, as the Borg often say, “Resistance is futile.”
How long will it take for some alarmist to see parallels between this town in Somalia and the rise of the looming theocracy here in the States?!?
Who says Islam is a religion prone to violence? I think it is quite obvious that these Muslim leaders support choice and fee will. Everyone in the town will be able to make their own choice whether or not to pray. What more could they want? I think this is evidence of progress towards democracy.
One must wonder if the Islamic leaders in this town think that such a law will create more devout, sincere followers of Islam, or if they are far more concerned about fear, power, and control of the weak.
I’m thinking that the answer is as plain as the prayer rug on the floor in front of you!