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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I know that smoking is bad for you, but for fuck's sake give me a break

Islamic religious police in Somalia arrested 22 people for smoking cigarettes in the Somali port of Kismayo, where they will be flogged if found guilty of violating a new tobacco ban. Local Islamist officials announced a total ban on the use of tobacco in the key southern port, in a new sign that Somalia is going down the drain. The Islamists, who seized Mogadishu in June and now control most of southern and central Somalia, have enacted Sharia in varying degrees but have banned live music and closed down cinemas and photo shops in most areas. Immagine this shit happening in Egypt, no smoking, no shisha, no live music and no cinemas.

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  • Considering the way things are going, it might not be that long before this stuff starts happening in Egypt.

    First the hijab/niqab, banning alcohol and then cigarettes...

    Personally, if I lived in Somalia I would be flogged. How does it work? How many floggings does one get for smoking? Is it dependant on how many cigarettes you smoke per day?

    Somalia is busy banning cigarettes but they have one of the world's largest khat problems.
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    It is estimated that several million people are frequent users of khat. Many of the users originate from countries between Sudan and Madagascar and in the southwestern part of the Arabian Peninsula, especially Yemen. In Yemen, 60% of the males and 35% of the females were found to be khat users who had chewed daily for long periods of their life. The traditional form of khat chewing in Yemen involves only male users; khat chewing by females is less formal and less frequent. In Saudi Arabia, the cultivation and consumption of khat are forbidden, and the ban is strictly enforced. The ban on khat is further supported by the clergy on the grounds that the Qur'an forbids anything that is harmful to the body. This is in sharp contrast to the opinions of the clergy in Yemen. In Somalia, 61% of the population reported that they do use khat, 18% report habitual use, and 21% are occasional users.

    It is estimated that several million people are frequent users of khat. Many of the users originate from countries between Sudan and Madagascar and in the southwestern part of the Arabian Peninsula, especially Yemen. In Yemen, 60% of the males and 35% of the females were found to be khat users who had chewed daily for long periods of their life. The traditional form of khat chewing in Yemen involves only male users; khat chewing by females is less formal and less frequent. In Saudi Arabia, the cultivation and consumption of khat are forbidden, and the ban is strictly enforced. The ban on khat is further supported by the clergy on the grounds that the Qur'an forbids anything that is harmful to the body. This is in sharp contrast to the opinions of the clergy in Yemen. In Somalia, 61% of the population reported that they do use khat, 18% report habitual use, and 21% are occasional users.

    It is estimated that several million people are frequent users of khat. Many of the users originate from countries between Sudan and Madagascar and in the southwestern part of the Arabian Peninsula, especially Yemen. In Yemen, 60% of the males and 35% of the females were found to be khat users who had chewed daily for long periods of their life. The traditional form of khat chewing in Yemen involves only male users; khat chewing by females is less formal and less frequent. In Saudi Arabia, the cultivation and consumption of khat are forbidden, and the ban is strictly enforced. The ban on khat is further supported by the clergy on the grounds that the Qur'an forbids anything that is harmful to the body. This is in sharp contrast to the opinions of the clergy in Yemen. In Somalia, 61% of the population reported that they do use khat, 18% report habitual use, and 21% are occasional users.

    It is estimated that several million people are frequent users of khat. Many of the users originate from countries between Sudan and Madagascar and in the southwestern part of the Arabian Peninsula, especially Yemen. In Yemen, 60% of the males and 35% of the females were found to be khat users who had chewed daily for long periods of their life. The traditional form of khat chewing in Yemen involves only male users; khat chewing by females is less formal and less frequent. In Saudi Arabia, the cultivation and consumption of khat are forbidden, and the ban is strictly enforced. The ban on khat is further supported by the clergy on the grounds that the Qur'an forbids anything that is harmful to the body. This is in sharp contrast to the opinions of the clergy in Yemen. In Somalia, 61% of the population reported that they do use khat, 18% report habitual use, and 21% are occasional users.

    It is estimated that several million people are frequent users of khat. Many of the users originate from countries between Sudan and Madagascar and in the southwestern part of the Arabian Peninsula, especially Yemen. In Yemen, 60% of the males and 35% of the females were found to be khat users who had chewed daily for long periods of their life. The traditional form of khat chewing in Yemen involves only male users; khat chewing by females is less formal and less frequent. In Saudi Arabia, the cultivation and consumption of khat are forbidden, and the ban is strictly enforced. The ban on khat is further supported by the clergy on the grounds that the Qur'an forbids anything that is harmful to the body. This is in sharp contrast to the opinions of the clergy in Yemen. In Somalia, 61% of the population reported that they do use khat, 18% report habitual use, and 21% are occasional users.

    It is estimated that several million people are frequent users of khat. Many of the users originate from countries between Sudan and Madagascar and in the southwestern part of the Arabian Peninsula, especially Yemen. In Yemen, 60% of the males and 35% of the females were found to be khat users who had chewed daily for long periods of their life. The traditional form of khat chewing in Yemen involves only male users; khat chewing by females is less formal and less frequent. In Saudi Arabia, the cultivation and consumption of khat are forbidden, and the ban is strictly enforced. The ban on khat is further supported by the clergy on the grounds that the Qur'an forbids anything that is harmful to the body. This is in sharp contrast to the opinions of the clergy in Yemen. In Somalia, 61% of the population reported that they do use khat, 18% report habitual use, and 21% are occasional users.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qat_%28plant%29

    By Blogger Egypeter, At 9:10 PM, November 14, 2006  

  • Oops, sorry about that :)

    I'm not sure why it repeated...my fault :)

    By Blogger Egypeter, At 9:11 PM, November 14, 2006  

  • Oh,please,don't say it,we are living enough of this shit in Egypt already.I can believe how can a bunch of people control people's lives like that.it's just absurd.it's like we'r in medieval times again.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 10:00 PM, November 14, 2006  

  • Soon to come in Egypt buddy, believe me! As long as we keep mixing Islam, fatwa, hala or haram with every fucking thing in this messed up country! If they do not allow restaurants to serve LOCAL alcohol because we are fucking Islamic Country, but ironically require a big fat ONE MILLION EGP as a pay off to the Ministry of fucked up Tourism to give you the license for serving alcohol, if they harass women in the streets because loyal devout Muslims have been suppressed fasting the fucking month of Ramadan and it is time for fun again because the saye2at account is empty now! If they do not permit people think claiming God will kick their ass then ALL IS POSSIBLE my friend!

    By Anonymous Plato, At 1:33 PM, November 15, 2006  

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