The new face of Taliban: Islamist group in Somalia bans samosas

Source / Courtesy: The Huffington Post

Somalia’s al-Shabaab group has banned samosas after ruling the popular snacks are ‘offensive’ and too Christian.

Al-Shabaab, the extremist Islamic group that effectively controls much of Somalia, has banned samosas in the famine-stricked, war-torn East African nation, according to the Kenyan Daily Nation. Apparently the ban, which was announced via loudspeaker, was instituted because Al-Shabaab leaders decided the samosa’s triangular shape was too closely associated with the Christian trinity. Locals face punishment for cooking, buying or eating the meat- or vegetable-filled pastries.

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7 replies

  1. Rather than banning samosas to diffuse Trinity they could have borrowed material from my Google-knols about Trinity and published them on a large scale:

    http://knol.google.com/k/the-concept-of-trinity-has-no-legs-to-stand-on

    If they were even smarter and understood biology, philosophy and theology, they could have used a different Google-knol, where I refute Trinity, from the biological observation that all life form share one and the same genetic code:

    http://knol.google.com/k/zia-shah/is-god-the-father-the-creator-the/1qhnnhcumbuyp/301

  2. Another couple of thoughts come to mind:

    1. We are told that Taliban and Al Qaida are related. Could those on an intelligence
    level of samosa haters have organised 9/11?

    2. When can the silent majority start to see the difference between samosa haters
    (Taliban) and those who have ‘love for all hatred for none’ as a motto?

    Yes: study the ‘knols’ of brother Zia!

  3. Regarding ‘The Diplomacy of Samosas’: Once upon a time my Diplomatic Car number plate got ‘missing’. Ramadan came up and my wife presented Samosas to my neighbor’s family for Iftar. All of a sudden my Diplomatic number plate ‘re-appeared’. (It seems a teenage son wanted to add it to his collection, but his heart ‘melted’ when tasting my wife’s Samosas… Long live Samosas.

  4. Very impressed by ‘the Diplomacy of Samosas.’ I think we should mail frozen halal samosas to all Islamophobes, on Ramadan, Christmas and Yum Kippur! How about that?

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