The Nairobi-based cleric, Sheikh Mohamed Abdi Umal, who reacted to Governor Abdilatif's remarks, said he was "shocked by the official's remarks."
The Prime Minister, who is currently tasked to plan for elections in the country, was gracing the Annual Judicial Conference in Mogadishu.
On Friday, the 70 Somalis, some who had lived in the US for over three decades, were bundled into an aircraft and ordered to go back home.
He got promoted to a regional level representing his home Hiiraan region in the 1979 regional football tournament.
As per international norms, all religious sanctities must be equally respected and protected, especially those that are particularly sensitive to Islam.
In 2019, Iran also lifted a ban on women watching football matches, after FIFA threatened to suspend the country over its controversial stadium restrictions.
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