Somali kids win weapons in Quran contest

2011-09-20 08:49

Mogadishu - An Islamist insurgent-run radio station in Somalia says it is awarding guns, bombs and books to three children in a Quran recital contest.

Andulus radio station is run by the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab militia.

The station announced on Monday that the first prize winner in the contest received a rifle and $700, the second prize winner got a rifle and $500, and the third prize winner received two bombs.

All three children also received religious books.

Al-Shabaab is battling Somalia's weak, UN-backed government. The militants have recently been weakened by famine in territory they control.

  • Moon God - 2011-09-20 09:29

    Islam is a virus, a deadly virus that infests people's minds in their childhood.

      Andrew - 2011-09-20 09:57

      Fundamentalism is a virus it has nothing to to with religion

      slojam - 2011-09-20 10:23

      And you believe yourself to be a Moon God right? Do not blame the religion for those who do wrong in its name just as we cannot blame all humanity for your ignorance and stupidity displayed in your views.

      Moon God - 2011-09-20 10:30

      Islamic fundamentalism is the true Islam.

      ousie - 2011-09-20 10:44

      like all other religions...

      Cyberfriend - 2011-09-20 11:10

      @Moongod,Islam is beautiful way of life and more people are accepting everyday,maybe you should say that Islam is spreading like a virus!

      Moon God - 2011-09-20 11:40

      Yes, it is spreading like a virus, because it is the main religion of the third world, where birth rates are very high.

      slojam - 2011-09-20 12:26

      @Moon Gob - So do you agree then that the US, Germany, France, Italy, UK, China, Russia and the Netherlands are all 3rd World countries? Because Islam is spreading like a virus there as well and on its path to being the main religion in many of those countries in a decade or 2!

      Moon God - 2011-09-20 12:58

      @slow jam See, there you admit it yourself, that Islam seeks world domination.

      slojam - 2011-09-20 13:36

      I think you are confused between Islam and Zionism, the latter of which seeks World Domination through its Illuminati off shoot. What 9/11 has done is just given more focus on to Islam which in turn made more people interested in the religion. The numbers speak for themselves for the number of people turning to Islam. Thank you 9/11! Like it or not Moon gob, Islam is here to stay and grow and grow and.... :)

      Moon God - 2011-09-20 15:03

      Slow jam, you can't ignore the fact that Islam wants world domination. Islam is not interested in peaceful coexistence. It conquers non-Muslim land and establish Shariah law. It subdues non-Muslims and relegates them to second-class citizenship. Freedom of speech and freedom of religion get restricted. History is littered with cases like this. Why are you still trying to deceive the world? Until "all chaos ceases, and all religion belongs to Allah" (Quran 8:39). Does this ring a bell? You can't change the image of your religion in my mind (and many others'). If you want to do that, you will have to change your Quran.

  • Yusuf - 2011-09-20 10:35

    Moon god nobody in there right mind gives rifles and bombs to kids these Shabaab are a bunch of deviants. Would you say that Gods Army in Uganda are fundamentalist Christians because they arm kids

      Moon God - 2011-09-20 10:50

      And al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hizbullah, Boko Haram? Are they also deviants?

      Jou Ma - 2011-09-20 12:52

      @Yusuf, the rifles and bombs are actually nothing compared to the religious islamic books they received. They promote paedophilia, wife-beating, murder, lying, etc, etc.

  • Gemini - 2011-09-20 12:22

    OMG - what crap is this. Guys like this need to be eradicated. I mean seriously - These are children for Gods sake. Al qaeda & their affiliates are like cancers and need to be stopped. My Religion DOES NOT allow for this kind of crap.

      JimbOb - 2011-09-20 19:22

      They aint got oil so they aint going nowhere.

  • Jou Ma - 2011-09-20 12:28

    I see the kid that came third, doesn't get any money. Is he suppose to go blow himself up? (doesn't need any money!)

      Felix - 2011-09-20 13:02


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