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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 04:32 am
If we ban smoking, the terrorists have won:
Islamic religious police on Tuesday arrested 22 people for smoking in the Somali port of Kismayo, where they will be flogged if found guilty of violating a new tobacco ban, officials said.
Those detained were nabbed just days after local Islamist officials announced a total ban on the use of tobacco in the key southern port, in a new sign of their increasingly strict application of Sharia law.
“We started raids against tobacco users and we have arrested 22 people so far,” Kismayo police deputy chief Mohmaed Abdulkadir Jibril told reporters here, about 500km south of the capital Mogadishu.
Sharia law is evidently being applied with increasing strictness in Australia, too.