Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Danish cartoonist of Muhammad caricature to face attacker in court as terror trial starts>the is attacker originally from One-Clan secessionist Enclave. aka Somaliland aka isaaq clan . The regions of northern Somalia

COPENHAGEN — He lives under round-the-clock protection and travels in an armoured SUV. Bodyguards are posted in a shack outside his home, which is equipped with a panic room that saved him from an axe-wielding intruder.
With a few strokes of a pen, Kurt Westergaard's life changed forever: his drawing of the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban has made him a hunted man. This week, the 75-year-old cartoonist faces the man police say tried to kill him on New Year's Day, 2010, as the Somali's terror trial gets under way."I lead an existence that is full of angst," Westergaard told The Associated Press in a recent interview.
His caricature was considered among the most offensive of the 12 cartoons of Muhammad published by Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September 2005, triggering a firestorm of protests that rippled across the Islamic world four months later.The angry mobs calmed down after a few weeks, but the Islamist extremists did not; Denmark, Jyllands-Posten and Westergaard became high-profile targets in their jihad.Authorities feared Westergaard — a tall, bearded man who walks with a cane and speaks in a gravely voice — was at risk of an attack similar to the 2004 murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh, who was killed by a Muslim fanatic angered by movie the Dutchman made that criticized Islam.The cartoonist was placed under police protection in February 2008, after police said two Tunisian men plotted to kill him. They were deported without charges.When the attack finally came, at his home in western Denmark, Westergaard reacted out of instinct, following instructions drilled into him by Danish police.He didn't even see the intruder. Upon hearing the glass door facing the garden shatter, he rushed inside the bathroom — reinforced with a metal-plated door to serve as a panic room — and alerted police.
"I thought to myself: Now it's happening," Westergaard recalled.He heard his then 6-year-old granddaughter Stephanie scream from the living room, as the axe-wielding attacker tried to break down the door of the panic room."Then the longest minutes of my life started," Westergaard said. "He hammered the axe against the door and I wondered whether the door would resist. Would he leave Stephanie unharmed?"The door held. The attacker left the house, and was confronted by police, who pepper-sprayed him, then shot him in the knee as he hurled the axe at an officer, investigators said.Westergaard and his granddaughter were unharmed."I got away. But he's the real victim, who is likely going to sit behind bars for quite a while and will have enough time to think through what happened," Westergaard told AP this week about the intruder, a 29-year-old Somali man charged with terrorism and attempted murder.The defendant, who cannot be named under a court order, denies the charges, his lawyer Niels Christian Straus said. He declined to say what his client was doing at Westergaard's house, saying he'll explain it as the trial begins at the city court in Aarhus, Denmark's second largest city.If convicted of terror, the defendant could face life in prison, although such sentences are generally reduced to 16 years under Danish law.Westergaard's security was ramped up even further after the break-in. Police temporarily moved him and his wife from their house in Aarhus. He's now permanently escorted by earpiece-wearing bodyguards from PET, the Danish security service.They are sure to accompany him to the court hearings, which are expected to draw large crowds. Westergaard is scheduled to testify on Thursday.He said he was glad that the trial was finally getting started, so he could get on with his life, even though the infamous cartoon will forever be a part of it."The drawing will follow me into my retirement home and later to my tomb," Westergaard said.
Canadian Press.

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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.

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Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic
Somalia

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