- Aug 31, 2010
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Islamic nation of Somalia follows Sultan of Brunei's example and bans Christmas celebrations because 'they are contrary to our culture'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3371614/Islamic-nation-Somalia-follows-Sultan-Brunei-s-example-bans-Christmas-celebrations-contrary-culture.htmlSomalia has banned Christmas and New Year celebrations because they are 'contrary to Islamic culture' – days after a similar move by the Sultan of Brunei.
Director General of Somalia's Ministry of Religious Affairs, Sheikh Mohamed Khayrow, warned that security forces would break-up any gatherings held in the capital Mogadishu.
He said: 'All events related to Christmas and New Year celebrations are contrary to Islamic culture, which could damage aqidah (faith) of the Muslim community.
'There should be no activity at all.'