July 1st, 2010
11:39 AM ET

Somali radio station defies Islamist music ban

Islamist militants in Somalia recently imposed a ban on playing music in the capital, Mogadishu. The move is based on their strict interpretation of Islamic teachings, although many analysts say the militants are misconstruing Islam to assert control in the lawless country. Many Somalis have rejected the militants, with one radio station defiying the music ban:

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. jawn lawk

    they must fight.
    for their right.
    to paaaarrrrrtaaaay.

    July 2, 2010 at 6:27 pm |
  2. Peace2all

    I am grateful for the freedoms and liberties that we have in the U.S..... It must take a lot of courage for some people to risk their lives just to play 'music' on a radio station over there. I pray for peace......

    July 2, 2010 at 2:07 am |
  3. NickB5

    Good for them, my condolences to their families.

    July 1, 2010 at 6:25 pm |
  4. bostonjim

    What these paople need is a Somali Kevin Bacon to make everything okay.

    July 1, 2010 at 2:42 pm |
  5. MC

    Good for them... but I hope they have a really
    big wall and a lot of armed guards.

    July 1, 2010 at 12:41 pm |
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