Never let it be said that Islamists don’t have a soft spot for children. Hell no – they’re as sentimental about the kiddies as Charles Dickens or the pope. They like nothing better than to give the wee ones a special treat during Ramadan.

A radio station run by Somalia’s al-Shabab Islamist group has awarded weapons to children who won a Koran-reciting and general knowledge contest.

Andulus radio, based near Mogadishu, gave the group which won first prize in
the Ramadan competition an AK-47 rifle and the equivalent of $700 (£450).

The second prize-winners received an AK-47 and $500, while the third prize
was two hand grenades and $400.

Ahhhh – isn’t that sweet. Can’t you just see it? The dear little eyes going round with excitement, the tiny hands fumbling with the triggers, the whores and infidels screaming and writhing on the ground.

You didn’t know I was such a softy, did you.


  1. RJW says

    Their parents will be sooo proud.

    al Shabab’s version of ‘general knowledge’ is probably just as scary as AK-47s.

  2. Sili says

    This doesn’t happen in the Bible Belt?

    Perhaps not AK-47s, but is no one awarded firearms for reciting Bible verses? It seems so obvious a combination, that I’ll be surprised if it’s not common.

  3. says

    “You should have a clear game plan before you arrive home for the summer.” You assume graduates will go back to their hometown once they graduate. I know that when I graduate from college, I will not be coming back to the small town where I grew up because there are no jobs for my future field

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