Islamists in fresh Mogadishu push

At least 20 people have been killed and more than 40 injured in fighting in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

The Islamic Courts militia, which controls most of the city, is attempting to take a southern area held by warlord Abdi Qeybdid.

Fighters have been exchanging mortar, rocket and machine-gun fire.


Death for Somali Muslims who shirk prayers
Mogadishu, Somalia

Somali Muslims who fail to perform daily prayers will be killed in accordance with Qur'anic law under a new edict issued by a leading cleric in the Islamic courts union that controls Mogadishu.

The requirement for Muslims to observe the five-times daily ritual under penalty of death was announced late on Wednesday and appears to confirm the hard-line nature of the increasingly powerful Sharia courts in the capital.

"He who does not perform prayers will be considered as infidel and Sharia law orders that that person be killed," said Sheikh Abdalla Ali, a founder and high-ranking official in the Supreme Islamic Council of Somalia.

from the response from the world community i guess it's no biggie and has nothing to do with the oil there.

Ahh! don't forget we're infidels