Showing posts tagged as "Al Shabaab"

Showing posts tagged Al Shabaab

23 Oct
Somali terrorists al-Shabaab threaten 7/7 style attack on UK | The Week 
SOMALI militants linked to al-Qaeda have threatened to inflict on the UK a terrorist attack worse than the London bombings of 7 July 2005 for extraditing the Islamist cleric Abu Hamza to the United States.
Al-Shabaab made the threats in a series of messages on Twitter, The Times reports.
One tweet threatened the biggest Islamist terrorist attack yet on Britain: “The nightmare that surreptitiously looms on British shores is bound to eclipse the horrors of 7/7 and 21/7 combined.”
Another read: “Britain will pay the heftiest price for its brazen role in the war against Islam and endless brutality against innocent Muslims.”
Al-Shabaab also said it would “go to every possible length to attain the freedom of imprisoned Muslim scholars”.
FULL ARTICLE (The Week)
Photo: C. G. P. Grey/Flickr

Somali terrorists al-Shabaab threaten 7/7 style attack on UK | The Week 

SOMALI militants linked to al-Qaeda have threatened to inflict on the UK a terrorist attack worse than the London bombings of 7 July 2005 for extraditing the Islamist cleric Abu Hamza to the United States.

Al-Shabaab made the threats in a series of messages on Twitter, The Times reports.

One tweet threatened the biggest Islamist terrorist attack yet on Britain: “The nightmare that surreptitiously looms on British shores is bound to eclipse the horrors of 7/7 and 21/7 combined.”

Another read: “Britain will pay the heftiest price for its brazen role in the war against Islam and endless brutality against innocent Muslims.”

Al-Shabaab also said it would “go to every possible length to attain the freedom of imprisoned Muslim scholars”.

FULL ARTICLE (The Week)

Photo: C. G. P. Grey/Flickr

21 Feb

Reuters Alertnet: Somalia talks should include dialogue with rebels, say experts

Katy Migiro

This June 2009 photo shows Somali refugees bringing their infants for supplemental food distribution at a clinic run by Medecins Sans Frontieres at Dagahaley camp in Dadaab in Kenya's northeastern province.. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Somalia’s famine may be over for now but, ahead of this week’s London Somalia Conference, some experts say the international community needs to pay more attention to opening dialogue with al Shabaab militants as a means to stabilise the war-ravaged state.

Years of anarchy since the fall of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991, combined with frequent drought and rampant inflation, have turned Somalia into one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Much of the fighting now is between government forces and gunmen loyal to hardline Islamist group al Shabaab.

“Al Shabaab became much more unpopular because of its poor handling of the famine and its refusal to acknowledge that there were serious food deficiencies in the areas that they controlled,” said EJ Hogendoorn, the International Crisis Group’s Horn of Africa project director.

Al Shabaab rebels have previously banned some U.N. and international aid agencies from working in Somalia. The rebels have blamed food aid for creating dependency.

FULL ARTICLE (Reuters Alertnet)