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Somali Radio Stations Threatened By Insurgents

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Somali Radio Stations Threatened By Insurgents

Somali Radio Stations Threatened By Insurgents

Somali Radio Stations Threatened By Insurgents

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This week, The New York Times reported that at least 14 radio stations in Mogadishu have stopped broadcasting music because local insurgents warned that music — any music — is "un-Islamic." Broadcasters have been scrambling to find sound — almost any sound — to replace tunes.

SCOTT SIMON, Host:

New York Times reported this week that at least 14 radio stations in Mogadishu have stopped broadcasting music because local insurgents warned that music - any music - is un-Islamic. How do you run a radio station without any music? Even the car guys play a little music.

SIMON: Unidentified People: (Singing) Good morning. Good morning. Good.

(SOUNDBITE OF RECORDING)

(SOUNDBITE OF ROOSTER)

(SOUNDBITE OF BIRDS CHIRPING)

(SOUNDBITE OF CAT)

(SOUNDBITE OF DOGS BARKING)

(SOUNDBITE OF HORSES)

(SOUNDBITE OF GROWLING)

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