Mogadishu: Academy Awards 2013 may have welcomed ‘Samosas’ with an open heart, but a militant group in Somalia has banned the snack without any solid reason backing it. In a way this means that people found cooking, buying, selling or eating samosas will be punished.
Last week Islamist fighters al-Shabaab (dubbed as terrorist group by some) made public announcements on this bizarre rule. The triangular shaped chow stuffed with vegetables has been a part of African cuisines for centuries. But it seems that the dish will soon find no place in the country.
A Kenyan daily confirmed that town of Afgoye is observing the prohibition. Natives anticipate that the stricter Islamist version of al-Shabaab has banned ‘Sambusas'(local name) due to their triangular shape which indirectly links to Christianity and city of Trinity.
Apparently, the veto came just after the Al-Qaida linked group refused to accept any kind of aid from UN Food Programme and that too in a country where thousands are dying from famine. The aid group has warned that over 80,000 children could die in the famine if not provided help.
Source :Parda Phash