As Islamic radicals retreat, young So...

As Islamic radicals retreat, young Somalis elope

There are 3 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Apr 17, 2013, titled As Islamic radicals retreat, young Somalis elope. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

Outside a dilapidated two-story building, Abdi Ali says goodbye to his veiled girlfriend Anisa and they take two separate streets to avoid attention.

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“turn back the hands of time”

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#1 Apr 17, 2013
These stories may intrigue western readers. However, the truth is that Life for an average Abdi and Asho is not that different than it was when Al Shabaab ruled. These articles intended for western readers are Selling a fale narrative in which there is a supposedly (relatively) liberal mainstream Somalia which is suppressed by the oh so rigid Al Shabaab. That´s BS...the dominant version of Islam in Somalia is salafism, and it is such as socially retarded and reactionary as Al Shabaab´s version. The only difference is that Al Shabaab takes it one step further by actually cutting of limbs.

Just look at how the "moderate" government handled the reporting of a rape case earlier this year. Journalists should deal with facts and report factually, instead of creating false dichotomies based on wishful thinking.

“turn back the hands of time”

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#2 Apr 17, 2013
**false narrative.
thehassanabdi

Oldbury, UK

#3 Apr 17, 2013
The ^^ DOG should NOT be given any attention

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