This charming man is leading the charge against some of those downright insulting-to-Islam practices in good old Mogadishu. Well, sometimes you just can't hold back the shari'a madness:
But the restoration of some semblance of order has come at a price. The courts have closed cinemas accused of showing immoral films and made celebrating New Year a capital offence. A boy was recently allowed to stab his father’s killer to death in front of a cheering crowd.
At Mogadishu’s Peace Hotel weddings used to finish with hundreds of people dancing in the car park, but no longer. “The Islamic courts have told us there can be no pop music,” says a waiter. “It’s very sad. We all hope that things are not going to be like Afghanistan.”
Well, at least we can hope it won't be like Afghanistan.