Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Two arrested on terror claims :US warns of possible February attacks by al-Qaida-linked Somali extremists in Burundi, Uganda

File | nation Muslims join Sheikh Ali Ahmed Bahero (second right) for prayers in 2008 at Mombasa police headquarters where he was held by the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit over terrorism allegations.
File | nation Muslims join Sheikh Ali Ahmed Bahero (second right) for prayers in 2008 at Mombasa police headquarters where he was held by the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit over terrorism allegations. 
By ANTHONY KITIMO akitimo@ke.nationmedia.comPosted Tuesday, January 25 2011 at 21:00
In Summary
  • They were quizzed in connection with alleged recruitment of Kenyan youths for al-Shabaab

Two men were held by the anti-terrorism police in Mombasa and interrogated in connection with alleged recruitment of local youth for the al-Shabaab insurgents in neighbouring Somalia.
Sheikh Ali Bahero and Sheikh Binluli Abudlrazak were picked up on Monday night and questioned before being released on Tuesday morning.
The officers pounced on Sheikh Bahero at Bakarani Mosque shortly after evening prayers and took him to the Coast provincial police headquarters.
Sheikh Abulrazak was arrested shortly after he and other Muslim leaders visited Sheikh Bahero at the police headquarters.
Further questioning
A number of sheikhs and preachers were barred from entering the station where the two were being questioned before being transferred to two different police stations.
Sheikh Bahero was moved to Port Police Station for further questioning while Sheikh Abdulrazak was taken to Railway Police Station.
Sheikh Bahero, who was being held for the second time for the same charges, is alleged to have recorded a CD urging local youths to support their counterparts in Somalia.
In an interview shortly after he was released, he denied he was urging youths to support al-Shabaab.
“On my CD, I only urge youths to support Somalia since it is a Muslim country,” said Sheikh Bahero, adding that Islam advocates togetherness regardless of boundaries.
Sheikh Bahero complained of harassment by the police during the interrogation.
“I urge the police to conduct their investigation and have evidence before arresting anybody over serious claims such as terrorism instead of forcing people to accept the allegations.”
In 2008, Sheikh Bahero was held and interrogated for allegedly having weapons but was released after he was found innocent.
Act professionally
Commenting on the incident on Monday, Sheikh Abdulrazak said police discriminated against Muslims and urged them to distinguish between religion and terrorism.
“We are asking the police not to interfere with Muslims and arrest those who are terrorists,” he said.
Sheikh Omar Hassan, a Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya official, asked Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere to direct the anti-terrorism officers to act professionally and stop arresting people without gathering adequate evidence.
“We do not what harassment of our leaders on false allegations,” he said.
Coast provincial police boss Aggrey Adoli declined to give details until investigations were concluded Nation
 US warns of possible February attacks by al-Qaida-linked Somali extremists in Burundi, Uganda
 WASHINGTON — The United States is warning Americans of the potential for terrorist attacks in the east African nations of Burundi and Uganda next month, possibly by Somali extremists with links to al-Qaida.
The U.S. embassies in Bujumbura, in Burundi, and Kampala, in Uganda, issued near identical alerts to Americans on Tuesday. The warnings say that regional terror groups remain actively interested in attacking U.S. interests in Burundi and Uganda.
The notices name the Somalia-based al-Shabab as a threat during February. Neither alert was more specific.
Burundi and Uganda are the main troop contributors to the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia. The peacekeepers are trying to support the weak Somali government in its fight against al-Shabab.
Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for numerous attacks in Somalia and co-ordinated bombings in Uganda.

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Ex-Somali Police Commissioner General Mohamed Abshir

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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

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

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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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