Monday, April 20, 2009

The Somali Story

Somali Piracy or Jihadists?: Dry Bones cartoon.
A report in
"Rebel leaders in southern Somalia associated with Islamist factions have hailed recent pirate attacks off the coast of the Horn of Africa region, Radio Garowe reports.

In separate comments, Al Shabaab spokesman Muktar Robow "Abu Mansur" and Ras Kamboni Brigade leader Sheikh Hassan Abdullahi "Turki" have hailed ship-hijackings by Somali pirates.

In Baidoa, capital of Bay region, Abu Mansur told reporters that the pirates are "protecting the Somali coast."

"Foreign powers want to divide the country [Somalia] and the pirates are protecting the coast against the enemies of Allah [God]," Abu Mansur said."-more

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