Godane sets Islam ultimatum
Mogadishu - A founder and top leader of Somalia's insurgent Shebab group Shabaab al-Mujahideen: on Wednesday vowed to continue his armed struggle until Islamic law spreads across the world and Jerusalem is "liberated". Ahmed Abdi Godane, best known in Somalia by his nom de guerre "Abu Zubayr", spoke in a recorded message that was distributed to local media in Mogadishu. "We will fight and the wars will not end until Islamic Sharia is implemented in all continents in the world and until Muslims liberate Jerusalem," the senior Shebab leader said. His message was carried by radios, televisions and websites as sporadic fighting continued in Mogadishu following clashes that have left dozens dead since last week. The fighting has pitted forces loyal to President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed - a moderate Islamist - against radical insurgents led by the Shebab and opposed to the transitional federal government.
Foreign support"The fighting in Mogadishu is between the forces of Allah and elements whose intention is to introduce democracy and Jewish theories," Godane said. "So we ask the population in the capital to choose the right path." The Shebab, which controls most of southern Somalia, has admitted to receiving the support of foreign fighters. According to Somali security officials and foreign intelligence sources in the region, extremist foreign fighters have flocked to Somalia since the start of the year and currently number around 500. Observers have warned that since Ethiopia's military withdrawal in January, Somalia risked becoming a haven for al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadists. Godane also issued a warning to the Somali media. "Journalists should work professionally," he said in his audio message. "It is your duty to take part in the current jihad (holy war). Don't misrepresent the facts, don't mislead the people," Godane added, addressing the country's press corps. Somalia is one of the world's most dangerous places for journalists, who have been routinely arrested by the authorities or kidnapped and killed by various armed groups.
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Some backgroundIn a recent sensitive speech made by the Imam of the terrorist Islamist group ‘Shabab’ in Somalia Ahmed Abdi Ow-Mohamud Godane said offensive words against the moderate Muslims and democracy.The US wanted leader Mr. Godane which now uses the name Sheik Mokhtar Abu-Zubeyr talked about the current political change in Somalia like the departure of the Ethiopian troops, the Djibouti peace accord, the efforts by the Somali Islamic scholars and the endeavor of Sheik Sharif Ahmed towards forming of new broad based government in the country.The speech given by the name “The Islamic Values and the fiction of Democracy” delivered in Kismayo, the Shabab controlled southern port city in Somalia . Listen the speech..“The infidels now came to understand that their plan to fight against Islamic fighters could not work by the time Somalis are sticking to their religion and now produced another tactic which by using what they called ‘the moderate Islamists as tool to defeat the Shabab.It is obvious that the conspiracy meeting held in the US base, Djibouti masterminded that the moderate Islamic group united with the renegade government to,” said in the speech.Godane added :“We know that along side the Djibouti meeting, there was another conference attended by so-called selected scholars where they founded an organization dubbed ‘Al-Wifaaq’ aimed to undermine the power of Muslims,”Godane also said there are so-called Islamists who are working out bringing Jihadists against each other. “the hatred by the so-called clerics on the pure Muslims was a long standing matter,”What do you know about Shabab Leader?
profile Axmed Cabdi Godane (Abu Zubayr), aka ahmad abdi (godane ) aka Mukhtaar C/raxmaan
Ahmed Abdi Ow Mohamud Godane was born in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland SOMALIA: 10 July 1977. He is from Arab sub-clan in Isaq clan, one of the dominant clan in northern Somalia .
He had received a scholarship in Pakistan funded by Saudi blind millionaires.
He used to visit in Afghanistan during holidays
In 2001, physically tin, Godane returned to Hargeisa, Somaliland . He began preaching in Abu-Bashir mosque in central Hargeisa between 2002 and 2003.
During that time, Mr. Godane organized some terror attacks against Somaliland security.
September 19 2002, a group loyal to Godane kidnapped a car owned by WFP.
The terror mission led by Jama Kutiye who late caught Dhoqoshley by the Terrorism in Pseudo-State Somaliland security forces.
December 30, 2000, Godane’s men assassinated Martin in front of his Hotel in Hargeisa.
Also May 10, 2003, he was responsible for the killing against Analena Tonelli who was an Italian aid worker operating in Borame hospital.
November 8, 2003, Godane was the master minder of the killing on British couple who were teachers in a school located in Sheekh.
He was working for Ex-Barakat Telesom, Somaliland
Later Godane escaped from Somaliland follwing a row with some of his group over a large amount of money they roped from an Ethiopian businessman and then fled southern Somalia after committing several criminal acts. His escape was facilitated by his brother who was police officer. Godane was doing the terror operations along with a Somalilander man who was holding a US citizenship and called Ibrahim Hajji Jama known as ‘Ibrahim Afkhani’
Godane and Afkhani both had trainings in Afghanistan and made friends in southern Somalia where they diverted their mission and doubled it. April 27, 2006, the security forces foiled a terror attack by Godane’s men aimed to kill foreign observers who were monitoring the election in Somaliland . The forces found explosives after the raid. When the Islamic Courts Union came to power in southern Somalia in 2006 Mr. Godane who gave himself the name ‘Abu-Zubeyr became the general secretary for ICU.During the start of the war with Ethiopia late 2006, Godane got wounded and flown to Sudan for medical treatment. He was brought back in southern Somalia February 20 07 where he continued his terror mission .Terrorist Ahmed abdi Godane (Abu Zubayr)aka Mukhtaar C/raxmaan , closest friends, including ( Abubakar Al-Zaylici), C/lahi Cali Xaashi aka abdulahi ali hashi, Xasan Mahdi aka hassan mahdi , C/qaadir Komaandos aka abdulkadir kumanos, Maxamud Mire aka mahamud mire, C/samad C/lahi aka abdi samad abdulahi , Ibraahim Afgaani aka ibrahim afgani, Fu'aad Shongole aka fuad sangole , Maxamed Aden Koofi aka mahamad adan kofi.
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