Ban on booty lifted in Mogadishu!

posted at 6:11 pm on January 3, 2007 by Allahpundit

The booty is back. And it’s better than ever.

There was not a hijab or niqab in sight as clubbers at the Global Dance Hall worked up a sweat to gangsta rap and Kenyan hip-hop. Instead, women shook their hair and stole glances at the men lining the wall.

Quite what Mogadishu’s Union of Islamic Courts would have made of the occasional flash of ankle beneath the long dresses is anyone’s guess. But no one cared as they celebrated their new freedom.

For six months this liberal northern corner of Somalia’s capital had been under the rule of one of the city’s most conservative Sharia courts. Cinemas were shut and music had to be played discreetly. “Even booty [flirting] was banned,” said Suad, 20, giggling before she rushed back to the dancefloor.

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Yes, there are things worth fighting and dying for.

flipflop on January 3, 2007 at 6:14 PM

Sherif of Wazan: Great Raisuli, we have lost everything. All is drifting on the wind as you said. We have lost everything.
Raisuli: Sherif, is there not one thing in your life that is worth losing everything for?

–The Lion and The Wind

Editor on January 3, 2007 at 6:23 PM

AP,

Don’t you mean…Bootymania!

Chris L. on January 3, 2007 at 6:26 PM

I can’t help but smile when I hear of the liberation of people who have suffered under Islam. This cult has caused nothing but death and destruction since it’s invention by a lying murderous pedophile.

Guardian on January 3, 2007 at 6:27 PM

“Booty” just means flirting?

Ooooh, I have some ‘splaining to do.

mikeyboss on January 3, 2007 at 6:32 PM

Most make for some very, uh, unsatisfying booty calls.

flipflop on January 3, 2007 at 6:39 PM

Give me Booty or give me Death…

Mark V. on January 3, 2007 at 6:40 PM

bad Mark, very, very bad…(lol)

robo on January 3, 2007 at 6:52 PM

this is what’s important in life and this is what we fight for

BOOTY BOOTY BOOTY BOOTY ROCKING EVERYWHERE!

Defector01 on January 3, 2007 at 7:10 PM

WHOOHOO!!! Let the pidgeons loose!!!

tomk59 on January 3, 2007 at 7:19 PM

occasional flash of ankle beneath the long dresses

Man, if the thought of a woman’s ankles doesn’t just drive me right over the ledge. yessireebob, that’s what I’m looking for. Ankles.

E5infantry on January 3, 2007 at 7:24 PM

FFFRREEEEEEEEDDOOOOOOOMMMMM!!!

Thank you William Wallace.

Kids in Afghanistan are flyin’ kites and kids in Somalia are shakin’ their booties. Life, liberty and the persuit of happiness … the antithesis of sharia.

Tony737 on January 3, 2007 at 7:25 PM

Gotta love it!!

Viper1 on January 3, 2007 at 7:33 PM

Quick! Someone alert KC and the Sunshine Band!

(Yes, that was a “Shake Your Booty” reference.)

ReubenJCogburn on January 3, 2007 at 7:48 PM

Give me Booty or give me Death…

For.The.Win.

liquidflorian on January 3, 2007 at 7:54 PM

Let Freedom Ring!

Wade on January 3, 2007 at 8:08 PM

Hold on. I’ve got to take a booty call.

JammieWearingFool on January 3, 2007 at 8:10 PM

Kenyan hip-hop?

Do I even want to know?

(It always seems like world-wide popular culture is stuck in the 1970′s so at least it’s not “Kenyan Disco”. God I hate Disco.)

any way: “w00t” for booty.

Jones Zemkophill on January 3, 2007 at 8:31 PM

Let freedome reign! Restraining booty is what makes many young Muslim men want to join the jihad…allowing freedom of expression removes that motivation.

JustTruth101 on January 3, 2007 at 9:15 PM

Quick! Someone alert KC and the Sunshine Band!

(Yes, that was a “Shake Your Booty” reference.)

ReubenJCogburn on January 3, 2007 at 7:48 PM

What does Weird Al have to do with KC and the Sunshine band?

OH! You don’t mean Sheik Yerbooti!

psrch on January 3, 2007 at 9:28 PM

Why we–and the Ethiopians, and many others–fight

“These things shall be! A better race
Than ever the world hath known shall rise,
With flame of freedom in their souls,
And light of knowledge in their eyes”

‘booty’ is as good a manifestation of freedom as any other

Janos Hunyadi on January 3, 2007 at 10:49 PM

You can get all the booty next door in Djibouti (ja-boot-ee).

All your Djibouti is belong to Beyonce?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on January 3, 2007 at 10:56 PM

You can get all the booty next door in Djibouti

Is this still true? It was in the mid-80s…..

Janos Hunyadi on January 3, 2007 at 11:02 PM

Having spent more time in Africa than I would wish on a Gitmo detainee, the thought of sweaty Mogadishu booty makes me want to hurl.

Alden Pyle on January 3, 2007 at 11:03 PM

For six months this liberal northern corner of Somalia’s capital had been under the rule of one of the city’s most conservative Sharia courts. Cinemas were shut and music had to be played discreetly.

I guess the pussycat dolls and fergie were out of the question. It would be fun to watch the black turbans explode though.

Buck Turgidson on January 4, 2007 at 12:40 AM

To: Editor
Subj: Your Dyslexia

Editor – how are you gonna get the quote totally right, and the name of the movie totally wrong? It’s “The Wind and the Lion,” dude.

“Captain Jerome, United States Marine Corps, and you are my prisoner, sir.”
…”You are a very dangerous man, Captain, and your President Roosevelt is mad.”
Yes, sir!

Mike the Marine on January 4, 2007 at 12:46 AM

Of course they had to label the islamists “conservative”.

I’m sure they would say they did’nt mean it that way.

Because we all know the media would never take a cheap shot at conservatives.

Scot on January 4, 2007 at 12:50 AM

It’s been a long time since I had booty, assuming the meaning is of a man/woman mating nature. I suspect the real booty in Somalia is the “freedom” the people now have.
They now need to “Defend” that freedom!!

gary on January 4, 2007 at 10:07 AM