Persecuted for Christ
Friday, December 25, 2015
Somalia Bans Christmas Celebrations
While we Christians over here in the West are celebrating Christmas, we need remember that our brethren in Christ in other countries are not faring as well.
12/15/15 Somalia (
) - Somalia's government has banned the celebration of Christmas, warning that such Christian festivities could threaten the nation's Muslim faith.
"Those celebrations are not in any way related to Islam," an official at the religious affairs ministry said.
Security agencies have been directed to stay alert to stop any gatherings.
Foreigners are free to mark the Christian holiday in their own homes, but hotels and other public places have been prohibited from marking the day(
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