The prophet Mohammed (PBU) had communicated with the Roman empire, persian empire and other rulers of his time and throughout, his communications were cordially gentle and heart-appealing.
Why then did Somali Islamists fail to follow the footsteps of their prophet? Were they not practicing Muslims?
When the Somali civil war erupted in 1991, property worth millions of dollars was looted including gold, vehicles of different models and sizes, houses, farms were illegally obtained and used as residences of commercial sites, and their owners displaced to North East and North West of Somalia, South and South West of Somalia to neighboring countries like Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Yemen.This was followed by the confrontation between interim president Ali Mahdi and General Aideed, who had a bitter fighting for more than four months outside Mogadishu in which hundreds died and a similar number left maimed, as thousands got displaced.The same scenario was replicated between Gen Aideed and the former Somalia president His Excellency Mohammed Siad Barre in South West (lower Shabbele, Bay, Bakaal and Gedo regions).As a result, thousands fled to Kenya and hundreds died. The people of Bay and Bakal regions suffered from man-made salvation while the warlords who had committed the atrocities were enjoying lavish lifestyles in their militia camps, eating the best food and gulping the best drinks...more..http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/105864