18 April 2009

Somalia: Parliament Endorses Sharia

Mogadishu — Somalia's parliament has unanimously endorsed the Sharia Law to be ruled with country, deputy speaker said on Saturday.

The deputy speaker of the Somali parliament Osman Elmi Boqorre said 343 parliamentarians attended the meeting and they all voted for the Sharia enforcement.

"343 parliamentarians attended in the meeting and they have unanimously endorsed the proposal. No one ha rejected or abstained the voting for the proposal of the Islamic law and Somalia has an Islamic government now," said Osman Elmi Boqorre.

Members from the Somali clerics and clan elders were present in the meeting.The cabinet ministers of the Somali government had previously approved the Islamic Law.

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