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(Time)   If you didn't get the message when they bombed two Ugandan nightclubs four years ago, al-Shabaab reminds us that they really hate people who watch the World Cup   (time.com) divider line 44
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2014-06-17 07:11:15 AM
More importantly, what does El Kabong think?
 
2014-06-17 08:07:35 AM
Soccer irritates the hell out of me too.
 
2014-06-17 08:14:03 AM
I thought that was a picture of a goat
 
2014-06-17 08:21:13 AM
Soccer is the sport of freedom.
 
2014-06-17 08:22:32 AM
They hate us for our free kicks?
 
2014-06-17 08:26:44 AM
I was going to say they are vying for American support, and by the second post it seems it's working.
 
2014-06-17 08:27:09 AM

Tunney: Soccer is the sport of freedom.


Muhammid snackbar thinks otherwise.
 
2014-06-17 08:31:31 AM
"The world is less violent than it has ever been." - POTUS
 
2014-06-17 08:33:48 AM
All these terrorist groups have completely ruined the name Al
 
2014-06-17 08:34:10 AM
i'm safe then, soccer sucks
 
2014-06-17 08:35:33 AM
I do occasionally wish that someone would teach sports fans some manners (and, in the case of American sports fans, some English).

I do not ever get the guns out in support of this wish, even though a lot of those people would have the same IQ dead or alive.
 
2014-06-17 08:40:53 AM
I wouldn't target a sport where fans kill their own goalie for accidentally scoring against their own team.
 
2014-06-17 08:43:04 AM
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2014-06-17 08:43:28 AM

Speef: I do occasionally wish that someone would teach sports fans peoplesome manners (and, in the case of American sports fans people, some English).

I do not ever get the guns out in support of this wish, even though a lot of those people would have the same IQ dead or alive.


FTFY
 
2014-06-17 08:43:58 AM

ArkAngel: All these terrorist groups have completely ruined the name Al


Ladies and gents we have a winner here.

Now...go getcha self a nice cold well deserved beer
 
2014-06-17 08:45:45 AM

Xanlexian: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x225]


Man...first Rachel Ray in one thread and now this harpy.

We're battin' 1000 here with women I find disgusting.
 
2014-06-17 08:45:54 AM

dittybopper: More importantly, what does El Kabong think?


Damn you!
 
2014-06-17 08:46:57 AM
We get to play Terist Attack or Soccer Mob Riot in the stands?

The only thing that will stop a terrist with a Vuvuzela is a good guy with a Vuvuzela. And they've taken away our Vuvuzelas!
 
2014-06-17 08:48:28 AM

ArkAngel: All these terrorist groups have completely ruined the name Al


Next up:  Betty Shabaab.
 
2014-06-17 08:50:38 AM

abhorrent1: dittybopper: More importantly, what does El Kabong think?

Damn you!


You just got hit with the kabonger, my friend.
 
2014-06-17 08:51:13 AM
Not surprising that they'd lash out against something that brings people together. Besides, it's an easy target of opportunity.
 
2014-06-17 08:52:48 AM

toadist: "The world is less violent than it has ever been." - POTUS


Empirically speaking, it is without a doubt. That's the difference between anecdote and data. This is the safest period in human history.

If you're still unclear on the concept, just consider that someone getting murdered in your city last night doesn't magically disprove the fact that less people were murdered than last year. It's "less" not "none". So this can be the safest point in human history and yet people can still die - it's less than used to die before, not no one dies at all anymore.
 
2014-06-17 08:54:52 AM
Irish soccer hooligans woulda car-bombed em right back.
 
2014-06-17 08:55:05 AM
Were the fans obnoxiously honking their horns and screaming "ITALIAAA!!!"? If so, you would want to kill them too.
 
2014-06-17 08:56:29 AM
Were the Kenyan fans obnoxiously honking their horns and screaming "ITALIA!!!"?

If so, you would want to kill them too.
 
2014-06-17 08:59:16 AM
I had some Kabab on Sunday. It was quite tasty.
 
2014-06-17 09:08:49 AM
So you better go back to your bars, your temples...
 
2014-06-17 09:11:12 AM
The nearby town of Lamu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the country's oldest continually inhabited town. The region saw a spate of kidnappings of foreign tourists in 2011 that Kenya said was part of its motivation for attacking Somalia. Since those attacks and subsequent terror warnings tourism has dropped off sharply around Lamu.
Al-Shabab has vowed to carry out terror attacks to avenge the Kenyan military presence in Somali. At least 67 people were killed in September when four al-Shabab gunmen attacked an upscale mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Kenya sent it troops to Somalia in October 2011.


Looking at Wikipedia, it's hard to tell the current state of relations between Kenya and Somalia. Are they fighting al-Shabalabadoo together, or is one side hiding their men from the other country?
 
2014-06-17 09:15:44 AM

mongbiohazard: toadist: "The world is less violent than it has ever been." - POTUS

Empirically speaking, it is without a doubt. That's the difference between anecdote and data. This is the safest period in human history.

If you're still unclear on the concept, just consider that someone getting murdered in your city last night doesn't magically disprove the fact that less people were murdered than last year. It's "less" not "none". So this can be the safest point in human history and yet people can still die - it's less than used to die before, not no one dies at all anymore.


Contrarily...

If it EVER snows anywhere again, then global warming has been successfully disproven! Case closed!
 
2014-06-17 09:36:50 AM
Religion of pieces?
 
2014-06-17 09:37:34 AM

CarnySaur: I wouldn't target a sport where fans kill their own goalie for accidentally scoring against their own team.


If we could only convince the dedicated soccer hooligans that al-shabaab was rooting for the other team...............


/2problems, solved
 
2014-06-17 09:52:02 AM

danielscissorhands: mongbiohazard: toadist: "The world is less violent than it has ever been." - POTUS

Empirically speaking, it is without a doubt. That's the difference between anecdote and data. This is the safest period in human history.

If you're still unclear on the concept, just consider that someone getting murdered in your city last night doesn't magically disprove the fact that less people were murdered than last year. It's "less" not "none". So this can be the safest point in human history and yet people can still die - it's less than used to die before, not no one dies at all anymore.

Contrarily...

If it EVER snows anywhere again, then global warming has been successfully disproven! Case closed!



According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, within a few years winter snowfall will become "a very rare and exciting event".
"Children just aren't going to know what snow is," he said.

According to this guy, if it snows, then he was wrong.

Bow to your master!!
 
2014-06-17 09:52:45 AM
I believe many fundamentalists hate fun and pleasure. They are against anything that brings joy to people: music, movies, sports, booze, video games, books, plays, and sex -good Lord do fundamentalists hate any sex that is for fun only.

I listen to their beliefs and its all who to hate, fear God, and avoid temptation (fun or pleasure).

The saddest thing is that millions fall for a religion who's biggest promise is if you're miserable in this life to please God, then God won't punish you forever in the next life.

How sad is that?
 
2014-06-17 09:54:13 AM

ArkAngel: All these terrorist groups have completely ruined the name Al


"There's a guy in Cleveland named Al Kida. K-I-D-A. He's freaking out!" - "Talkin' Al Qaeda Blues" Dan Bern
 
2014-06-17 10:10:03 AM

Private_Citizen: I believe many fundamentalists hate fun and pleasure. They are against anything that brings joy to people: music, movies, sports, booze, video games, books, plays, and sex -good Lord do fundamentalists hate any sex that is for fun only.

I listen to their beliefs and its all who to hate, fear God, and avoid temptation (fun or pleasure).

The saddest thing is that millions fall for a religion who's biggest promise is if you're miserable in this life to please God, then God won't punish you forever in the next life.

How sad is that?


That's all true but most of these groups use religion or some "cause" as a cover for the same petty bullshiat power struggles they've been having for hundreds of years. As for targeting a World Cup gathering, as QuesoDelicioso mentions it's easy pickings. If you can find a place where a lot of people are gathered and that has little to no security, how can you resist? Even better if it's something likely to draw extra media attention.
 
2014-06-17 10:12:22 AM

jehovahs witness protection: Soccer irritates the hell out of me too.


This.
 
2014-06-17 10:16:33 AM

mongbiohazard: toadist: "The world is less violent than it has ever been." - POTUS

Empirically speaking, it is without a doubt. That's the difference between anecdote and data. This is the safest period in human history.

If you're still unclear on the concept, just consider that someone getting murdered in your city last night doesn't magically disprove the fact that less people were murdered than last year. It's "less" not "none". So this can be the safest point in human history and yet people can still die - it's less than used to die before, not no one dies at all anymore.


Exactly. It's not like this sort of thing is new. It's been going on all the time but it doesn't rise to the current level of attention because we now have a lot more media outlets, we have media coverage in a lot more places, and this news isn't being trumped by big wars between nation-states and/or internal purges that kill millions. Same thing with public health. People are far healthier than ever before and far fewer people are dying from communicable diseases, but they're still out there. We're just now hearing about others whom we ignored before and/or diseases that until now paled in comparison to things like TB or polio.
 
2014-06-17 10:24:17 AM

toadist: "The world is less violent than it has ever been." - POTUS


This may be the truest thing he's ever said.
 
2014-06-17 10:29:51 AM
Ummmm....I just woke up, but I swear the first thing I saw when I turned on the news was the Kenyan president saying it was NOT al Shabaab.

"The attack in Lamu was well planned, orchestrated, and politically motivated ethnic violence against a Kenyan community, with the intention of profiling and evicting them for political reasons. This therefore, was not an Al Shabaab terrorist attack," said Uhuru.
Read more at:  http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000125088/uhuru-mpeketoni-att a ck-not-work-of-al-shabaab/

Of course, in order to find that reference I had to ignore about a dozen articles saying Al Shabaab is claiming responsibility.
 
2014-06-17 10:43:47 AM

Private_Citizen: I believe many fundamentalists hate fun and pleasure. They are against anything that brings joy to people: music, movies, sports, booze, video games, books, plays, and sex -good Lord do fundamentalists hate any sex that is for fun only.

I listen to their beliefs and its all who to hate, fear God, and avoid temptation (fun or pleasure).

The saddest thing is that millions fall for a religion who's biggest promise is if you're miserable in this life to please God, then God won't punish you forever in the next life.

How sad is that?


If your life doesn't suck, no need to go to some religious nutjob to find out how to make it suck less... Or obsess over hope that the afterlife doesn't suck as badly.
 
2014-06-17 10:48:13 AM
Bobby, I didn't think I'd ever need to tell you this, but I would be a bad parent if I didn't. Soccer was invented by European ladies to keep them busy while their husbands did the cooking.
 
2014-06-17 02:27:08 PM
Maybe some people like to watch pro athletes cry like babies over faked injuries, but I think they just come off as a bunch of pansies.

1.bp.blogspot.com

I got more out of watching the soccer games played by my 8-year-old son than out of any pro game.
 
2014-06-17 03:11:44 PM

jaybeezey: According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, within a few years winter snowfall will become "a very rare and exciting event".
"Children just aren't going to know what snow is," he said.

According to this guy, if it snows, then he was wrong.

Bow to your master!!


25 years now since "Getting close to season's end, I heard somebody say, that it might never snow again, in England."
 
2014-06-18 12:27:11 AM
Blah, blah, some wackjob group of illiterate, inbreed loonies with an Arabic name hates everything that isn't themselves, wants to blow up planet.  Tell them to get in line with all the others.
 
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