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  1. reflexblue

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    I never remember getting to win great prizes like this for winning a quiz. But if things keep oing the way they have been i wouldn't be surprized to see this happen in Texas ETC.

    BBC NEWS | Africa | Guns given to Somali quiz winners

    The winners of a quiz organised by Somali Islamists have been given weapons and ammunition as prizes.

    Prizes included AK-47 assault rifles, hand grenades and an anti-tank mine.

    The quiz ran during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in the port city of Kismayo, and included questions about the Koran and Somali geography.

    A representative for the al-Shabab militant group said the quiz aimed to stop young men from wasting their time and focus on defending their territory.

    "The reason the young men were rewarded with weapons is to encourage them to participate in the ongoing holy war against the enemies of Allah in Somalia," AFP news agency quoted al-Shabab's Sheikh Abdullahi Alhaq as saying at Friday's prize-giving ceremony
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    That's messed up ...hate to see what a grand prize would be ... a gold plated grenade launcher.
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    A shiney new RPG and a suicide vest
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