The Unions of Islamic Courts in Somalia aren’t cute anymore. The honeymoon period is over, at least for me. I officially don’t like them anymore. I consider myself to be a somewhat devout Muslim, but the UIC have really pissed me off. Few days ago, they went to Diinsoor, perhaps the most peaceful place in all of South Somalia in the last 15 years and started whipping people for leaving the town to travel other cities and coming back to their home. Now what the fuck is their problem? I probably wouldn’t have cared as much if they whipped someone else, but this actually happened to my uncle (mother’s side) few days ago. My uncle left Diinsoor in search of a lost boy, who is mildly retarded, but when my uncle came back to the city with the found boy, he was stopped by the UIC at the outskirt of Diinsoor and started interrogating him for leaving the city (and accusing him of spying for the Transitional Fed. Gov. in Baidoa), which is absurd because my uncle doesn’t even like the TFG and rarely travels to Baidoa. At this point, my uncle stops cooperating with them, so they assume he is a spy and start whipping him on the spot. Now, I’m not a scholar of the Sharia, but I’m certain Islam does not allow the whipping of someone without a freaking evidence! These assholes want to impose their perverted view of Islam to the rest of Somalia. I even read in the AP that there was another town in Somalia which they decreed beheading for people who do not pray—now what the FUCK is this? The Soviet Union? Don’t they see that they’re becoming another Talibans? Why do radicals always seem to get power everywhere in the world? UHHHHH!