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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:16 AM

Somali comedian who mocked Islamists is shot dead

Source: The Guardian

Somali comedian who mocked Islamists is shot dead

David Smith in Johannesburg
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 1 August 2012 14.08 BST

One of Somalia's most popular comedians, known for his parodies of Islamist militants, has been shot dead in the capital, Mogadishu.

Abdi Jeylani Marshale was reportedly killed shortly after leaving a local radio station where he worked as a drama producer and performer.

It is not known who carried out the murder but last year Marshale was threatened by the extremist group al-Shabaab, prompting him to go into hiding in neighbouring Somaliland for several days.

Witnesses told the BBC that Marshale was shot several times in the head and chest by two men armed with pistols. The gunmen have not been caught.

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Reply Somali comedian who mocked Islamists is shot dead (Original post)
Eugene Aug 2012 OP
zzaapp Aug 2012 #1
Bluenorthwest Aug 2012 #3
Raster Aug 2012 #5
zzaapp Aug 2012 #6
Raster Aug 2012 #9
zzaapp Aug 2012 #10
MADem Aug 2012 #2
zzaapp Aug 2012 #4
MADem Aug 2012 #8
zzaapp Aug 2012 #12
JohnnyRingo Aug 2012 #7
zzaapp Aug 2012 #11

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:19 AM

1. Good God!!! What is the world coming to?

 

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Response to zzaapp (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:32 AM

3. "What do you mean coming to?"- Ghost of John Lennon

nt

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Response to zzaapp (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:37 AM

5. You have inadvertently hit the nail on the head.

Hardcore fundamentalists of every flavor - Christian, Muslim or Jew - all believe that their belief in their God entitles them to murder with impunity.

It matters little to them that the Gods they supposedly revere and worship ALL CONDEMNED MURDER.

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Response to Raster (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:46 AM

6. Thanks, actually, the Good God !!, was intentional

 

good catch!

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Response to zzaapp (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:01 PM

9. perhaps we need a new "ecclesiastically sarcastic" emoticon

Instead of dripping with it could be glowing with a halo!

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Response to Raster (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:03 PM

10. A very good idea.

 

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:26 AM

2. Sadly, no surprise there.

Fundies over here shoot abortion providers, fundies over there shoot comedians, fundies in Europe murder people who dare to say "Draw Muhamad!"

Craziness.

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:34 AM

4. And all in the name of Religion, how sad. nt

 

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Response to zzaapp (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:53 AM

8. If it wasn't religion, it would be something else.

Some people just have a "My way or the highway" attitude, and if you don't see things their way, it's the firing squad for you!

Don't love the "Dear Leader?" BOOOOOM. Aren't a fervent adherent to the (Ba'ath Party/Communist Party/U-Name-It Party) group that a particular government touts? BOOOOM.

People who have power or who seek to intimidate through fear do this kind of shit.

They can't "live and let live."

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Response to MADem (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:08 PM

12. You are correct, just look at the Middle East..

 

I'm not sure that even THEY know what they are fighting about anymore.

Signed
Hatfields and McCoys

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:47 AM

7. Talk about not being able to take a joke...

Advise to Comedy Central: Cancel that celebrity roast of Mohammed.


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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:05 PM

11. "Why Johnny Ringo,

 

you look like a goose just stepped on your grave"
Doc Holiday

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