Tuesday, January 20, 2009

War without Mercy the terror and violence in Somalia

Islam places a high value on human life and prohibits the killing of innocent people. Islam believes that the wellbeing and genuine interests of all Somalis are the major needs we face now and in the future. In the same vein, Islam equally forbids the torture of any creature. Thus it is especially disturbing to watch the recent clip on of the latest barbaric killing committed by the Al-shabab “Jihadist youngsters,” who are operating according to an indoctrination into the most radical, violent, most extreme and fanatical version of inhumane beliefs.These non main-streamers' beliefs regarding violence have raised a considerable confusion and misunderstanding in the Islamic world, particularly among the traditional Somali religious elders and scholarly leaders. The general perception of recent times is that things are going poorly and that as a Somalis we are losing our cultural identity. As our faith is tested by violence, there is mass apprehension and paranoia about the recent dangers created by Al-shabab. Sadly, Al-shabab sews hostility, hatred, despair and indifference in our once warmhearted society. For instance, they forced a complete shutdown of the major roads leading to the capital Mogadishu, and they continuously shelled residential buildings, killing defenseless civilians. Other towns like Kismayu, Merca, and Garbaharey, Balcad and Dhusamareeb were wrecked, and many Somalis disappeared. In addition, Al-shabab's violence includes the inhumane hacking of fellow brother Somalis with machetes. Their brutality is shared with other international terrorist groups, as is their desire for and pursuit of revenge in political life. At the time of the struggle for Somali independence, traditional religious leaders had influence and they used their power properly. In the early days of Somali independence many Wadads such as Sheikh Hassan Barsane, Sheikh Bashir, and Sheikh Aweys resisted the colonial occupation. Wadads generally behave consistently with scripture and they have an explicit voice in the major decisions of the mosque- for instance, nominating Caaqil and crowning the Suldaan, Wabar, Graad or Ugaas. When necessary, they lead the death compensation process (Diya) and also share their vision of reconciliation with the common elders.In the early days of Somali independence, Wadads served as mediators and they shared their understanding with rest of the Somalis, working for peace and the welfare of society as a whole. In contrast, Alshabab are Taliban-like Jihadists who raise black flags over the abandoned city of Kismayu in southern Somalia. They are merely power-hungry addlepate who hide behind veils. Al-shabab, day to day, are actively continuing their reign of terror among the remnants of the survivors. They are advocating barbarism and bring shame and disgrace to the traditional art of governance as well as to the Somali Wadads. They are coming into the country, which has been stateless since 1990. They are coming in groups of foreign nationalities. They declared war on the dead as well as on the living Somalis. They adhere to a principle of no respect for differences of opinion with other Ahlu Sunna or traditional wadads. Al-Shabab militants decided to kill, destroy and eradicate anything and everything towards their goal of a society built upon their views of Somali traditional Islamic beliefs. They are attempting to achieve this goal by using the name of Islam to abuse others, and to fuel hatred, superiority and dominance. One of their reprehensible tactics is that they cover their faces and assassinate frightened people as they terrorize their opponents. Victims' bodies were either charred, or their faces were mutilated beyond recognition. The world witnessed some of the worst atrocities ever committed to mankind, including killing elders, children, and women. One example is the latest hit and run war committed in Guriceel as they are trying to consolidate control over Central regions. Perhaps the best place to begin to think about the possible role of the International Criminal Court concerns the atrocities committed by Al-shabab in Somalia, and I would like to offer a glimpse of this unfortunate chapter of violence and terror in the modern history of Somalia. Al-shabab willfully destroyed graves of well-known religious personalities who liberated our country from the tyranny of Italian fascists, destroying monuments and other palaces of Sufis and mystics. As the Somali proverb says, “ Caado la gooyo caro Alley leedahay” that means “ breaking an old tradition will provoke the wrath of Allah.” Custom is a recognized source of law and judgment in Islamic Shari'a if does not contradict any of the clear injunctions of the Shari'a laws. One of the worst Alshabab atrocities occurred when a thirteen year old girl was accused of adultery and then stoned to death in the southern port of Kismayu, Somalia. Descending into despair over this barbaric action, many recent Somali traditional religious elders kept silent, though they did express their sorrow on a few rare occasions as the victim family was turned into mourning. Their silences were cowardly acts and often a sign of betrayals. Since innocent civilians feel victimized by the fighting, the majority of the Somali people believe that Al-shabab is an obstacle to the ongoing peace process. In my view, the fact that most Somalis view Al-shabab as problematic is an undeniably true statement and should be taken to heart. Two thoughts may come to my mind when I observe the basic perpetuation of the Al-shabab policy. First, they hate the existence of a homogenous group of Somali people. Instead they want to bring multi-national terror groups from various parts of the world into Somalia so that they can exacerbate the already unstable Somali situation and render it more complex and chaotic rather than bringing a peaceful solution to the crisis. Secondly, as their name shows, Al-shabab, who developed among the gangs of war, know nothing but how to heinously kill defenseless civilians and traditional elders. With good intentions, Somali peace loving elders seek solutions to build a genuine government of national unity. However, they have ruined the Somali race's dignity and values, and they have purposely destroyed our homogenous and traditional Somali culture. It seems clear that questions of justice and accountability for all of these atrocities must be addressed by the world as Al-shabab hinders Somali's latest attempt of peace and durable reconciliation. The world has witnessed their Taliban style regime and the way they treat their own people. Before it is too late, we Somalis need to stop the atrocities committed by Al-Shabab in our beloved country. Again, we plea to the international community to stop Al-shabab atrocities before it is too late. hawiye barbaric and genocidal funded, very sick and twisted vedio
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Ex-Somali Police Commissioner General Mohamed Abshir

Ex-Somali Police Commissioner  General Mohamed Abshir

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater
Somalia army parade 1979

Sultan Kenadid

Sultan Kenadid
Sultanate of Obbia

President of the United Meeting with Prime Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Egal of the Somali Republic,

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire
Sultanate of Warsengeli

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
Siad Barre ( A somali Hero )

MoS Moments of Silence

MoS Moments of Silence
honor the fallen

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre  and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
Beautiful handshake

May Allah bless him and give Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan

May Allah bless him and give  Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan
Honorable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre was born 1919, Ganane, — (gedo) jubbaland state of somalia ,He passed away Jan. 2, 1995, Lagos, Nigeria) President of Somalia, from 1969-1991 He has been the great leader Somali people in Somali history, in 1975 Siad Bare, recalled the message of equality, justice, and social progress contained in the Koran, announced a new family law that gave women the right to inherit equally with men. The occasion was the twenty –seventh anniversary of the death of a national heroine, Hawa Othman Tako, who had been killed in 1948 during politbeginning in 1979 with a group of Terrorist fied army officers known as the Somali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF).Mr Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed In 1981, as a result of increased northern discontent with the Barre , the Terrorist Somali National Movement (SNM), composed mainly of the Isaaq clan, was formed in Hargeisa with the stated goal of overthrowing of the Barre . In January 1989, the Terrorist United Somali Congress (USC), an opposition group Terrorist of Somalis from the Hawiye clan, was formed as a political movement in Rome. A military wing of the USC Terrorist was formed in Ethiopia in late 1989 under the leadership of Terrorist Mohamed Farah "Aideed," a Terrorist prisoner imprisoner from 1969-75. Aideed also formed alliances with other Terrorist groups, including the SNM (ONLF) and the Somali Patriotic Movement (SPM), an Terrorist Ogadeen sub-clan force under Terrorist Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess in the Bakool and Bay regions of Southern Somalia. , 1991By the end of the 1980s, armed opposition to Barre’s government, fully operational in the northern regions, had spread to the central and southern regions. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled their homes, claiming refugee status in neighboring Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. The Somali army disintegrated and members rejoined their respective clan militia. Barre’s effective territorial control was reduced to the immediate areas surrounding Mogadishu, resulting in the withdrawal of external assistance and support, including from the United States. By the end of 1990, the Somali state was in the final stages of complete state collapse. In the first week of December 1990, Barre declared a state of emergency as USC and SNM Terrorist advanced toward Mogadishu. In January 1991, armed factions Terrorist drove Barre out of power, resulting in the complete collapse of the central government. Barre later died in exile in Nigeria. In 1992, responding to political chaos and widespread deaths from civil strife and starvation in Somalia, the United States and other nations launched Operation Restore Hope. Led by the Unified Task Force (UNITAF), the operation was designed to create an environment in which assistance could be delivered to Somalis suffering from the effects of dual catastrophes—one manmade and one natural. UNITAF was followed by the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM). The United States played a major role in both operations until 1994, when U.S. forces withdrew. Warlordism, terrorism. PIRATES ,(TRIBILISM) Replaces the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration .While the terrorist threat in Somalia is real, Somalia’s rich history and cultural traditions have helped to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorism. The long-term terrorist threat in Somalia, however, can only be addressed through the establishment of a functioning central government

The Honourable Ronald Reagan,

When our world changed forever

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)
Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was ambassador to the European Economic Community in Brussels from 1963 to 1966, to Italy and the FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] in Rome from 1969 to 1973, and to the French Govern­ment in Paris from 1974 to 1979.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac 'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac  'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.
Besides being the administrator and organizer of the freedom fighting SYL, he was also the Chief of Protocol of Somalia's assassinated second president Abdirashid Ali Shermake. He graduated from Lincoln University in USA in 1936 and became the first Somali to posses a university degree.

Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic

Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic
Somalia

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