Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Jihad against Somali Music Is Under Way

Pambazuka News published on 18 February 2015 a commentary titled "A Jihad against Somali Music is Under Way" by Bashir Goth.  The author notes that some powerful conservative Somali clerics are strong-arming famous musicians into ending and disowning their own musical careers on spurious claims that the music is prohibited in Islam.  The author suggests that the clerics are aligning themselves with Wahhabi, Salafi, and al-Shabaab influences. 

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