Somalia: Islamic militant group al-Shabab bans mixed-sex handshakes and chatting in public

“Men and women have been banned from shaking hands in a district of Somalia controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabab.

Under the ban imposed in the southern town of Jowhar, men and women who are not related are also barred from walking together or chatting in public.

The al-Shabab administration said those who disobeyed the new rules would be punished according to Sharia law.

The BBC’s Mohamed Moalimuu in Mogadishu says the penalty would probably be a public flogging.”

Freedom, tolerance – see how it is eroded as the strength of Islam grows?

Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart: why don’t you rant about this? Why don’t you mock this? Why don’t you ridicule this?

I’ll tell you why: because you are afraid of the followers of Islam. So, are you Islamaphobes, too? Or is that real fear that is making you stay silent, rather than mock or ridicule the insanity of Islam?

Cowards. It’s easy to mock Glenn Beck, laugh at Sarah Palin…why don’t you do some real good and start shedding the light of reason on the violent teachings of the Koran?

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