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Somali Clerics Warn Women Against Playing Basketball

A group of an influential Somali clerics have warned women against playing basketball, describing it as, “unIslamic" and a "threat to their faith." The Somali Religious Council (SRC) issued the statement Thursday, as preparations for the national women’s basketball tournament are under way in Garowe, the capital of Puntland. “We warn that the women basketball violates the Islamic law, culture and its values, and it is a place where women can be easily...

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