Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Terrorists have had it with the Netherlands

From now on, the threat of a terrorist attack on Dutch soil is only "limited". Over the past two years the threat was "substantial", but Muslim extremists prefer to seek refuge across the border, an analysis of the Netherlands' National Anti-Terrorism Co-ordinator published on Tuesday has revealed.
Politicians in The Hague and other potential targets can breathe a sigh of relief. According to the Dutch intelligence agency (AIVD) local networks of radical Muslims such as the notorious Hofstad group were weakened over the past year by internal divisions and a lack of leadership.
The Netherlands is rarely being mentioned in video threats issued by jihadist groups, despite the rise of anti-Islam opposition politician Geert Wilders. His controversial film Fitna caused a lot of commotion last year, but it seems to have gone off the jihadist radar since.
Other conflict zonesThe judgment that the Netherlands is no longer a "preferred target" does not imply that the threat as a whole has got smaller, AIVD's Director of Internal Security Wil van Gemert warns. If anything, the threat has moved elsewhere. "There are still plenty of radical youths and people who warmly sympathise with the struggle. But we also see that they are more focused on conflict areas abroad. I'm referring to Pakistan, Afghanistan and Somalia. People are talking about travelling to those areas, or are actually there to receive training."Earlier this year four men from the Netherlands were arrested and sent back, because they were allegedly on their way to a jihadist training camp in Somalia. Symbolic momentsThe rest of Europe is also no safer, stresses the AIVD and the Netherlands' National Anti-Terrorism Co-ordinator. There have been terrorist threats in Germany and Denmark in the past year.
In Germany, the threats were connected with the elections, and the debate over the German mission in Afghanistan. “Extremists are particularly sensitive to such symbolic moments,” says terrorism expert Jeffrey Murer from the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
In the Netherlands 2009 has been a relatively quiet year, and Mr Murer stresses that the increasingly robust debate here over immigration and integration has played a positive role:
"One of the things that are becoming increasingly obvious - whether it be to French security services, to the German security services, the Danish, the Swedish or even the British - is that the terrorist threat that exists within an immigrant community is largely born of relationships and politics in the domestic sphere. And the fact that the Dutch government has been, let's say, active in having a conversation about migration and the role of the state, it doesn't surprise me that the perception would be that the threat may be less." No easing of measuresBut the threat could easily increase again next year, as in 2010 a definite decision will be taken on Dutch involvement in Afghanistan. The much-talked-about trial of politician Geert Wilders as a result of his anti-Islamic statements begins in January, and the report of the enquiry into the Dutch role in the Iraq war will also be published next year. These developments could, as in Germany, lead up to a new escalation, asserts Jeffrey Murer. Thereby the jihadists, who are being trained in camps abroad, could well establish a Dutch base. The Netherlands' National Anti-Terrorism Co-ordinator also does not rule out the possibility of the threat level rapidly increasing again.
The lowering to ‘limited’ also doesn’t mean that the existing security levels will be downgraded, assured Interior Minister Guusje ter Horst and Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin in a letter to the lower house of parliament. 'Boy who cried wolf'Many Dutch people will soon become accustomed to an orange terrorism indicator. According to the latest opinion polls, only one percent of the population are at the moment afraid of being the victim of an attack. That’s the problem with such threat indications, warns Mr Murer:"Frankly I have found that for public consumption, this kind of assessment of threat level is unhelpful. It can have the potential of sounding like boys who cry wolf. It's not particularly helpful to try to have these varied degrees when in point of fact it only moves from yellow to orange - slightly - and it's not clear to the public why even those small moves have occurred." Mr Murer believes that these constant changes in threat levels, while in practice very little has changed, will make many people less attentive. The terrorism expert says that weighs a bit more heavily than the difference between a 'substantial' and a 'limited' threat. http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/terrorists-have-had-it-netherlands

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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
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Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
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MoS Moments of Silence
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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

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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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