Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Al-Shabaab Commander Explains Why He Defected / Al-Qaeda-linked Somali militant Al-Shabaab Won't Let Students Graduate Unless They Join Jihad

A former Al-Qaeda-linked Somali militant al-Shabaab commander who defected to the TFG with six fighters, AK-47s, grenades and ammunition said he never saw the importance of their jihad, in an exclusive interview with Somali  Local Radio Report.

"After witnessing the dilemma we were facing at the hands of the extremists, I found it necessary to convince my three brothers and three cousins to flee with me," said the commander.

The commander, who asked to be called Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed for security reasons, said he began his duties in Baidoa, later relocated to Mogadishu and finally shifted to Luuq region in the Southern region of Somalia.

"We had to flee all the way to Gedo and hide for three days from al-Shabaab so that we could finally create an escape plan. Finally we made our move when the chance was best and the TFG forces welcomed us," explained Commander Ahmed.

The commander said that they managed to bring with them more than one thousand rounds of ammunition, seven AK 47 rifles, and three hand grenades that were meant to attack a TFG defense post in the Luuq region of Somalia.

"Al-Shabaab leaders told us that if we opt to join the TFG side then we risk being killed. They also told us that the TFG forces do not condone former al-Shabaab militia fighters and there was possibility of us being executed by their military court martial, but we have seen and confirmed all this is false," Ahmed told our correspondent.

Now it is the desire of Ahmed to fight al-Shabaab tooth and nail as a member of the TFG forces. He also wishes for a stable life for himself and his brothers who he is planning on sending to South Africa for education.

Al-Shabaab Short on Funds
Upon inquiry on the current state of al-Shabaab after the latest successful joint TFG and AMISOM offensives, Ahmed was quick to respond that the the insurgents are now short of funds and equipment after most of their financiers pulled out after serious disagreements with the top leadership over their strategic plan as well as their harsh form of punishments to the wrongdoers.

Students Forced to Fight

Meanwhile, al-Shabaab continued its forced recruitment campaign of Somalia's youth. The militants today prohibited teachers from handing out certificates for high school graduates in Jowhar town of Middle Shabelle region.

School principals were ordered to call students who are on break back to school so that al-Shabaab could focus their recruitment drive those high school graduates waiting for the results of their graduation exams and certificates.

“They told us call the students back to school by saying that they will be informed of some important issues, but we are not able,” a school principal told  Local Radio  in anonymity for safety.

Al-Shabaab administrators in Jowhar informed the principals that any student who defied the order will not be given the graduation certificate.

“Al-Shabaab is recruiting the students by force and many of the high school graduates fled from the town to the neighboring countries or the government-held positions,” the principal.
Hassan Shire, a TFG General in southern Somalia, confirmed that al-Shabaab defectors are treated well, particularly youth, and called on more students to join the TFG.

"We welcome the youth with hands wide open," General Shire told  Local  Radio .
How al Shabaab recruitment agents lure Kenyans to Somalia 
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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,

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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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