Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sharia adopted as peacemaking measure in Somalia

Another country has agreed with rebel groups to institute Sharia, or Islamic law, in order to gain a cease-fire.

Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed announced today that he has approved the installation of Sharia Law, a move that will have to be ratified by the nation's parliament.

Stories about the move were pretty similar from the BBC and from Al Jazeera, although the latter focused more on the political aspect, while the BBC focused more on the violence.

Somalia has been cited by Christian rights groups for incidents where professions Christians and Christian converts have been beheaded.

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