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Somali comedian shot dead after mocking Islamist militants


 

A popular Somali comedian was killed on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. Abdi Jeylani Malaq, 43, was shot dead in Mogadishu.

Malaq was a popular radio and T.V personality, a comedian and a playwright, who often mocked Islamist militants for recruiting boys and killing civilians. He was killed by two young men near his home.

Human Rights groups and friends of Malaq say that it was a targeted killing.

Amnesty International has called upon Somali authorities to take action in the wake of the killing, and re-establish the rule of law in the troubled East African nation.


 
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Somali comedian shot dead after mocking Islamist militants

  1. “Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.” – thus spoke Ayatollah Khomeini.

    And we’ll kill anyone who says otherwise.

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  3. “Amnesty International has called upon Somali authorities to take action in the wake of the killing, and re-establish the rule of law in the troubled East African nation.”

    What is that, some kind of joke!?

    I can’t remember the last time reading or hearing that the rule of law was established in Somalia.

    If Salman Rushdie, Theo Van Gogh, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Danish newspapers, Western liberals, etc, etc, etc, can attest to anything, it’s that Islamic militants do not have a sense of humour. Nothing sends them more quickly into homicidal rage than humour and seeing women’s ankles and hair.

  4. I thought all comedians had figured out by now that the only targets they can safely mock without repercussions are the Christian Right.

    Apparently there are still a few brave comedians left.

    • One less from last count.

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    • Another dumbass pottymouth? Just have to show off how ignorant you are? Not hard to do is it bozo?

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