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Samosas banned from Somalia as it is too Christian for their taste
The Somalians are denied the simple pleasures of life by the group that is ruling over the country. After blankets and football - now samaosas, a favourite snack, has also been banned there.

SAMOSAS, THE most easily available, loved and desi snack from India is banned from Somalia by the al-Shabaab group as being too Christian. The region is dominated by the Militant Islamist fighters. Mounted on vehicles they announced it on loudspeakers that samosas would be banned from that point in Somalia.

The official reason to ban the commonly made snack in Somalia has not been released by these groups. The nation is facing a really hard time what with the ongoing famine. This ban came after militants linked to Al-Qaida group didn’t allow aids to reach the famine struck people.

This triangular snack is quite famous in the region and people have it with meat inside or vegetable inside. The ban means that if anyone is caught making or eating Samosa would be heavily penalised and punished. Although strange but the militant group banned this snack because they thought that the triangular shape was not compatible with their strict version of Islam.

The triangle shape denotes the sign of the Christian Holy Trinity. Samosas first originated in Central Asia, and it was bought to India by traders, who used to have this snack while sitting around the bonfire. After that this snack travelled to other parts of the world along with Muslim travellers.

This ban however, is no surprise for the people, as earlier this year, blankets, playing or watching football was also banned by the same group. They have also warned that anyone wearing tight-fitting clothes would also be punished.

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