Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Somali militants exhume grave of revered cleric

Feel the love.  Muslim barbarism on steroids.  There is no limit to the depravity of some Muslims.  And those who do not actually commit such horrendous acts, make excuses for those who do. 

Somali militants exhume grave of revered cleric

(AP) – 1 day ago

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Witnesses say Somalia's al-Qaida-linked militant group is exhuming the remains of a revered moderate cleric in the capital to stop people from worshipping him.

Al-Shabab official Ali Mohamed Hussein says Tuesday his group dug up Sheik Mohyadin Eli's grave in Mogadishu because people seeking blessings visit the tomb for spiritual purposes.

Witness Hassan Da'ud says the cleric's 30-year-old remains were stuffed into sacks.

Al-Shabab has prohibited adoring tombs and destroyed idolized tombs in areas under its control over the last couple of years.

The group espouses a strict interpretation of Islam. Many Somalis observe a relatively moderate form of Islam that allows the veneration of respected saints.