HAQSOOR NGO It has come to our attention
This is a letter to the ngo and “We are waiting for their response.”
Here is the original article by prnewswire.com: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/answering-the-call-for-peace-and-security-in-somalia-120695934.html
Choowa website: http://www.choowa.org/index.html -- NGO based in
Haqsoor NGO: http://haqsoor.org/==== this is the
Open letter to Choowa
First and foremost, I admire your services and gesture towards peace and humanity in general. Recently, I have read your arrangement with HAQSOOR, an NGO based in break-away Republic of Somaliland. I have no problem with the core issues in relationship to peace advancement and reconciliation efforts anywhere in Somalia. However, there are two sides of the same story: the article published in Prnewswire.com appears HAQSOOR is negotiating with you guys on behalf of all Somalis, but a different picture is painted in the HAQSOOR
website. This is how they define HAQSOOR:
is a non-profit NGO Organization founded in 2003 by a number of Somalilanders
aspiring to promote alternative and creative means of preventing, managing and
I happened to be from the region which they would like to separate from the rest of Somalia, but I am a unionist, I don't believe dismemberment and further divisions of my country. In the report, you indicated Somaliland and Puntland are relatively peaceful. That is not true at all, simply the media depicts them more peaceful than the South. In reality, horrendous killings and subjugation of the civilians take place in Somaliland and Puntland on a daily bases. Both of them are run by remnants of the former political armed movements namely: SNM and SSDF. Somaliland and Puntland are Ethiopian outposts and they occupy the pro-peace regions of Sool and Sanaag by force. Indeed, Under the guise of regional administrations and semi-autonomous status, Somaliland and Puntland have succeeded to lure the international community to believe they are far better than the central government, a claim supported by Ethiopia, our hostile neighbor and mastermind of all the chaos and suffering in Somalia.
The article in Prnewswire mentions: "HAQSOOR NGO will become an authorized, local mediation center where Somalis can feel that a true, neutral party exists to help disputed
groups come to an agreement."
How in the world a separatist group will promote peace and tranquility in Somalia, while they divide the country and fuel wars in the southern Somalia. I think this is very dangerous course for your organization to deal with an illegal entity. If you are honest about peace and co-existence in Somalia, why don't you work with the Transitional Federal Government, or any other more legitimate organization? I hope you understand my concerns.
TERROR FREE SOMALIA.