Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Somalia Says No To Sharia Law

Somali Islamic state 'ruled out'

The Union of Islamic Courts does not want to impose a Taleban-style Islamic state in Somalia, says their leader.

Sharif Shaikh Ahmed told the BBC they had no political aims beyond enabling the people to decide their own future.

His militia have been seeking to shore up support after taking over the Somali capital from warlords on Monday.

The interim government wants talks, but the Islamic militia says it has now advanced to within 20km of Jowhar, the town where the defeated warlords fled.

The United States has expressed concern at developments.

A State Department spokesman did not comment directly but pointedly said: "We don't want to see Somalia turn into a safe haven for foreign terrorists".

The US was accused of backing the warlords defeated by the Islamists but has neither confirmed nor denied the persistent reports.

Sharia law concerns

Sharif Sheikh Ahmed told the BBC Arabic service that the Islamic Courts were not a movement.

Maybe Somalia should put some effort into feeding their people instead of fighting over sand.

22 Comments:

At 7:38 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

The Union of Islamic Courts does not want to impose a Taleban-style Islamic state in Somalia, says their leader.

I am going to watch.
And Castro wasn't a Commie.

 
At 3:31 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Sharif Sheikh Ahmed told the BBC Arabic service that the Islamic Courts were not a movement.

I'm skeptical on that one! Hasn't the world been down that road before?

Maybe Somalia should put some effort into feeding their people instead of fighting over sand.

Not gonna happen. Islam promotes a never-ending feud.

 
At 5:45 AM, Blogger Lawman said...

I've been to Mogadishu. I'm firmly convinced that county will most likely never have a functional government ever again.

 
At 5:56 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

I'm firmly convinced that county will most likely never have a functional government ever again.

Tend to agree.
In fact fully agree.
You'd have to introduce 10 years of martial law and curfiews.
Not only the people that the people forgot all basic human social behaviour they also do not possess any basic skills to support themselves, produce food or anything for that matter (thanks to the international aid).

 
At 7:39 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

A nice little nuke would solve the problem for them...

 
At 10:57 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

you can thank cut and run murtha for this one too. he's the one that talked clinton into leaving.

 
At 2:35 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Yesterday's WaPo showed the brigade riding around 20 to a jeep--just like in the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy.

 
At 2:56 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

This doesn't bode well. Excerpt:

...Mogadishu's most senior Muslim cleric, Sheikh Nur Barud, called on Somalis to crush secular resistance to the imposition of Sharia law and to reject warlord efforts to garner support by appealing to clan and tribal loyalties.

"All Somalis must defend the Islamic courts because this is not inter-clan fighting, but war with the infidels," he said in an address aired by local radio stations.

"We are against those who want to make this war appear like inter-clan fighting," Barud said. "This fighting is between those who support Islam, and godless invaders and those who support them."...

 
At 3:33 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Here is another article. The information seems to be conflicting, depending on the source. Excerpt:

Nairobi, Kenya (CNSNews.com) - African leaders appear willing to tolerate and even cautiously support an Islamist militia that has taken control of the Somali capital of Mogadishu. The Islamists, believed to be sympathetic to al Qaeda, want to establish a state based on shari'a law....

More at the above link.

 
At 8:42 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

My favourite Somali news site was taken off the Net the very same day the mullahs claimed victory.

 
At 8:31 PM, Blogger Publius said...

So let me get this right, first you kill everyone off and then you have a vote to become a Muslim country? I wonder what the plan for Europe is?

 
At 9:20 AM, Blogger kev said...

If anyone examines john "cindy sheehan" murtha's voting record, it is not what one would expect of a defense-minded former military person. He is not a supporter of the military, despite riding on his long-ago credentials, just as kerry did. kerry never was a hero for anyone or anything but himself. Now that murtha has expressed his "if the democrats win" ambitions, it's obvious he's playing to what the dem's believe to be the popular opinion regarding the war. And that makes his rantings even more disgusting, now that it's clear he has a specific agenda. I hope he's misjudged the real America. What a scum-bag.

 
At 9:24 AM, Blogger kev said...

Sorry to get off-topic, but the mention of murtha does that to me. If anyone believes they won't turn somalia into an islamist government, I have a bridge to sell you.

 
At 4:52 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

How are you doing, man?

 
At 3:27 PM, Blogger eyesallaround said...

Hey AC, How are you doing? We miss you:>) Have you checked out what's going on at your old blog? It's blasphemy! *smile*

http://americasnewcrusaders.blogspot.com/

Hope all's well with you...

 
At 7:13 PM, Blogger Freedomnow said...

Somalia was the first real battle of the war on terror.

Although I have always been a supporter of Bill Clinton, I have to admit that he messed up the war from beginning to the end.

 
At 12:07 PM, Blogger Butrus-Kefah-Myriam said...

Sbah al nour,

Very interesting blog. i appreciate your criticism.

 
At 10:53 PM, Blogger LD said...

hes trying to lull the people to sleep, trying to cathc flys with honey not viniger. they are all ready under sharia and the koran its where they get here justification to genocide.

 
At 9:23 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Crusader,
HERE is the latest on Somalia.

Title: "Somalia Believed Headed for 'Draconian Sharia Law'"

 
At 3:40 AM, Blogger John Brown said...

Perhaps things wouldn't be so bad in Somalia were it not for Uncle Sam bankrolling a bunch of Death Squads.

 
At 8:59 PM, Blogger Iben Habin PMS said...

Oh, that John Bwown!

 
At 5:59 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

jb - speaking of death squads your pussies of jihad are still looking for you to fill the role of office bitch, I still have your ticket to Baghdad

 

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