Somali Extremist Group Bans Samosas in Country

Fox News, July 26, 2011

A powerful Muslim extremist group in Somalia banned samosas in the country because their three sides may remind people of the Christian Holy Trinity.

Members of Al-Shabaab recently boarded trucks with loudspeakers and announced that the popular pastries are banned in the country, UPI reported. The group did not fully explain its decision to ban the snack that is often filled with minced meats and vegetables, but witnesses told a local paper that their ubiquitous three-cornered shape may invoke thoughts on the Holy Trinity, according to the report.

The Islamic militant group, which controls wide swaths of the country, bans music and watching sports on TV.

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  • Question Diversity

    Insane? Yes. But it’s Shari’ah Law, a concept which the ADL, AJC and Elena Kagan endorse. If you like triangular snacks, my advice is to eat early and eat often, before they become illegal.

  • Melinda Van Tijn

    I suppose that they will need to ban all triangles and the number 3 from Somalia. There is no worse combination than black and muslim when it comes to the ability to think rationally.

    It’s particularly ironic when muslims try to take credit for first producing tables of trigonometric functions.

  • Anonymous

    The very word Christmas has been all but banned in my city due to the ADL and ACLU lawsuits. I haven’t seen the word for 20 years. Not just the retail stores, supermarkets, banks etc, but even the Christmas tree lots use the word winter holiday.

  • aj

    Somalia is also in the grip of a severe drought and famine with tens of thousands dropping dead, but yes the real problem are triangular pastries. Has kind of a Marie Antoinette kind of vibe to it. Oh well. The UN tried to establish some lame democratic government but the masses prefer insanity, let them starve.

  • Justin

    I just hope we don’t send them any more foreign aid, please. I’m sure Maxine Waters or John Conyers will ask for some sort of billion dollar “Marshall Plan” for Africa in the near future though. Let nature take it’s course.

  • Sylvie

    I’m getting a mental picture of an heroic Al-Shabaab militant snatching a samosa out of a starving child’s hand and then stamping the ‘evil snack’ into the ground. I’m just not sure whether said starving child’s family got machine-gunned before or after the ‘samosa-snatch.’

  • Anonymous

    Control of food and resources has always been a weapon of conflict in Somalia – who controls the ports and cultivable farmland controls the country.

    This may be just another way of the clans exerting totalitarian control.

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t somalia supposed to be in the grips of a famine? Funny how I don’t notice this tidbit about the somali’s finicky taste in the pathos-drenched reports in the MSM.

  • theGuru

    Samosas is a Hindi word and the probably originated in India. If anything it may be a symbol of the Hindu trinity. But then what would ascribe to the Greek triangular snack ‘tirapedo’ sp?

  • Alexandra

    @ Anon #3:

    Don’t let it worry you, Christmas isn’t even a Christian holiday anyway. No, I’m not a JW or SDA or anything like that, simply a Bible-believing Christian.

    The thing is, if they THINK it’s Christian, they want it banned. Which only goes to show how bigoted these ACLU-types are!

  • Jason

    Wow this is bad news for the Frito Lays since one of their bast sellers is Doritos and they are triangular too.

  • Geraint

    People who say we should not send aid should remember the children have no say in who runs the country. Are we not called to help our neighbour. By letting them starve how are we showing Christian concern? I believe Christianity is superior to Islam in many many ways but one of the main ways we demonstrate it is through our compassion.

  • UnTel

    We fed their parents and grandparents, and they repay us by joining Al Qaeda. I don’t see how it is my interests to save my enemies from starvation.