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Obama Gives Somalia $1.5 Bil, Somalia Bans Christmas

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On December 26, 2013 @ 12:14 pm In The Point | 72 Comments

Barack Obama, right, is dressed as a Somali elder by Sheikh Mahmed Hassan

Somalia has about 1,000 surviving Christians. And that’s a challenge in a country where everyone is either in an Islamic militia or trying to move to the United States to sponge off welfare and plot terrorist bombings.

In 2009, four Christian orphanage workers were beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam. Now Somalia has gotten enough of its act together to ban Christmas.

The Somali Government has banned celebration of Christian festivities in the country.

The Director General of the ministry, Sheikh Mohamed Khayrow Aden, and the Director of the Religious Matters, Sheikh Ali Sheikh Mohamud alias Sheikh Ali Dhere, held a press conference in the capital Mogadishu, to make the announcement.

“We alert fellow Muslims in Somalia that some festivities to mark Christian Days will take place around the world in this week,” said Sheikh Ali Dhere during the press conference, adding: “It is prohibited to celebrate those days in this country.”

Mr Aden, on his part, stated that all security and law enforcement agencies had been instructed to counter any such celebrations.

He added that copies of the directive were delivered to hotels and other meeting places in Mogadishu.

Meanwhile Obama has plowed at least $1.5 billion into the terrorist Muslim hellhole.

On January 17, 2013, the United States formally recognized the Federal Government of Somalia as an acknowledgement of the recent political and security gains in Somalia.

The United States is committed to assisting Somalia. At the second London Conference on Somalia on May 7, Deputy Secretary William J. Burns announced plans to provide, subject to Congressional notification, an additional nearly $40 million for Somalia.

Since 2009, the United States has provided over $1.5 billion in assistance to Somalia, including $545 million in FY 2012.

The U.S. Government hopes to continue substantial financial support to Somalia in future years that will support Somalia’s progress and transition to longer-term development.

Meanwhile Somali migration to the United States continues unabated so that the United States can become as peaceful and tolerant as Somalia.


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