Islamist radio quiz offers Kalashnikov as prize

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In Somalia, a 17-year-old man has won a large number of weapons in a radio quiz organised by the Islamist al-Shabaab group. The aim of the show was to recruit young men for what the group calls its holy war against the enemies of Islam.


The show's contestants had to recite passages from the Qur'an and answer general knowledge questions. The winner received prizes including a Kalashnikov, two hand grenades and an anti-tank mine. A lottery with a machine gun and ammunition as the prize was held for the runners up.





photo: Kalashnikov (flickr / Lionel Ash)