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Issue 241 / 26th August 2006
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Index
Headlines

The JNA Exposed As A TFG Ploy

Nine Injured In Mogadishu Grenade Attack

Memorable Impressions

Djibouti Defense Minister In Eritrea To Discuss Somalia

ANALYSIS-Shift On Somalia May Make Peace Harder

Somaliland Women Challenge Islamic Roles

The 2006 Washington DC Somaliland Convention

Somalia Govt Willing To Offer Islamic Rivals Cabinet Posts

I'm Prepared To Talk Peace, Says Leader Of Somalia's Sharia Courts

Regional Affairs

Somali Lawmakers Meet Rival Islamists

No Trade, Transport 'During Prayers'

Somalis Face Anti-Immigrant Attacks In S. Africa

World Donors Urge Power-Sharing Deal For Somalia

Somalia Islamists Deny Presence Of Foreign Trainers

Somalia Asks For Help In Training Security Forces

Somali's Refugees Lose Hope Of Going Home

South Africa: Mob Attacks Somali Traders

Rwandan President Paul Kagame To Visit Rusi In London To Deliver The First Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture On African Security And Development

Undersea-Cable Funding Ready By Year

U.S. Senator Barack Obama Visits Counterterrorism Force Base In Djibouti

'Withdraw Or Be Ready for-Full Scale War' - Aweys to Ethiopia

Editorial

Somaliland – Ethiopian Relations

Special Report
REPORT ON FAMILIARISATION TOUR TO SOMALILAND

International News

The Pentagon Plans For An African Command

Rival Regimes Cloud Somalia's Future

Arab Press Says Jews Perpetrated 9/11 Attacks

Air Power: An Enduring Illusion

Kennedy And Coleman Call For Action On Banking Regulations Effect On Somali Community

Proposal Of Somali Custom Keyboard

Postcard From Dubai

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Editorial: Sleeping With A Devil In Islamic Clothing

SECOND TAKE - The Guardian

Postglobal: Somalia's Islamic Courts

Somalian Women's Courage Goes Unrewarded

New U.S. Lie: “Islamo-Fascism”

TRIPLE CROSS: Nat Geo Channel's Whitewash Of The Ali Mohamed Story

Food for thought

Peace In Our Time?

Opinions

Somalia's Collapse Into Jihadism

The Prevention Of Recap Genocide

What Is The Role Of The Somali Diaspora?

Open Letter to: Speaker of Somaliland House of Representatives

Somaliland: It Is Time For Action Before It Is Too Late

Deficiency In The Samatars’ Response To ICG Report


LOCAL & REGIONAL AFFAIRS

Somali Lawmakers Meet Rival Islamists

Mogadishu, September 01 2006 – Somali lawmakers have met rival Islamists for the first time as the two sides head towards talks aimed at averting war in the anarchic Horn of Africa nation, both sides confirmed on Friday.

The government and Islamists have sent delegations to Khartoum where the Arab League is leading talks this weekend to get the rivals to share power after the Islamists took over the capital Mogadishu and a swathe of southern Somalia.

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No Trade, Transport 'During Prayers'

Mogadishu, September 02, 2006 – HARDLINE Somali Islamists overnight banned all trade and public transportation during prayer times in areas under their control, fuelling fears of a Taliban-style takeover of the lawless nation.

A day ahead of a second round of peace talks with Somalia's weak government in Sudan, Muslim clerics ordered all businesses to close during the five-times daily prayers under threat of severe punishment from Sharia law courts.

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Somalis Face Anti-Immigrant Attacks In S. Africa

CAPE TOWN, Sept 1, 2006 - A group of Somali children laugh and play on a secluded field outside Cape Town, oblivious to the hatred and violence that have driven their parents from their homes and businesses.

Police said on Friday a South African mob attacked Somali refugees this week in Masiphumelele, a tiny black township near the quiet seaside town of Kommetjie, about 40 km (25 miles) south of the country's tourist hub, looting and torching shops and forcing scores into hiding.

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World Donors Urge Power-Sharing Deal For Somalia

STOCKHOLM, Aug 29, 2006 – International donors said on Tuesday they were ready to help rebuild Somalia but only if the interim government and Islamists could agree to share power in the Horn of Africa nation racked by years of violence.

A leading Swedish official acknowledged at an International Contact Group on Somalia meeting that the Islamists, who seized the capital Mogadishu from U.S.-backed warlords and large swathes of the south this year, enjoyed broad public support.

"In order for the Somali people to get a decent life, (the Islamists and interim government) will have to find a way to share power," Swedish International Development Cooperation State Secretary Annika Soder told reporters.

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Somalia Islamists Deny Presence Of Foreign Trainers

HIILWEYNE, Somalia, Aug 30, 2006 – Somalia's powerful Islamists on Wednesday strongly denied reports that foreign military instructors were training their militiamen.

The Islamists' security chief Sheikh Yusuf Mohamed Siyad called reporters to the Hiilweyne training camp, 25 km north of the capital Mogadishu, for a press conference to deny there were any foreigners training the 650 fighters.

"I want to declare here that there are no foreign trainers from anywhere who are training these militias," the sheikh, commonly known as Inda'ade, said.

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Somalia Asks For Help In Training Security Forces

Mogadishu, Somalia, Aug 28, 2006 – Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi appealed on Monday for foreign aid to train security forces to help his weak government face growing threats from the country's powerful Islamist movement.

Speaking at a ceremony to mark the start of training for new police recruits, Gedi warned of continued instability in the lawless Horn of Africa nation without outside assistance to secure his administration.

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Somali's Refugees Lose Hope Of Going Home

Dadaab, Kenya, August 27, 2006 – When Ahmed Noor arrived at the Dadaab refugee camp in far north-eastern Kenya, he thought he would be here for two months at most before the civil war in Somalia died down.

Fifteen years later, he is still here and Somalia is still in flames. Noor does not think he will ever leave this desolate and wind-swept refugee camp, home to more than 130 000 people just 80km from the Somali border.

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South Africa: Mob Attacks Somali Traders

Cape Town, SA, August 29, 2006 - In a fresh spate of violence against Somali traders, a mob of angry Masiphumelele residents attacked the Somalis, robbed stores and vandalized their homes in a bid to chase them away.

It is believed that Monday night's attacks were influenced by Masiphumelele shopkeepers who claimed that the Somalis were taking away their business.

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame To Visit Rusi In London To Deliver The First Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture On African Security And Development
Rwandan President Paul Kagame

The Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies (RUSI) is the United Kingdom’s leading forum for defense and security issues. In 2006 RUSI initiated a series of Africa-related activities in partnership with the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation, with the generous support of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

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Undersea-Cable Funding Ready By Year

Pretoria,   South Africa, August 31, 2006 –The latest progress in the development of the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy) suggests that funding for the project will be available by December 2006 and tangible execution of the project is expected to begin early 2007.

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U.S. Senator Barack Obama Visits Counterterrorism Force Base In Djibouti

CAMP LEMONIER, Djibouti, September 1, 2006 – U.S. Senator Barack Obama on Friday said his country's mission to help make the Horn of Africa more secure for its people was critical as he visited troops with a U.S. counterterrorism task force in the volatile region.

The senator arrived Thursday in Djibouti, where the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa is based, after touring an eastern Ethiopia town where naval members of the task force have built 60 tents in the past two weeks to house 2,700 people displaced by flooding.

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'Withdraw Or Be Ready for-Full Scale War' - Aweys to Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, August 28, 2006 – “We call on Ethiopia to withdraw its forces from Somalia, otherwise be ready for full-scale war," Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys, leader of the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) of Somalia, warned on Thursday.

Ethiopia, despite numerous witnesses who say they have seen its troops in Somalia, has denied the statements.

Aweys' statement comes a decision made one week ago by defense chiefs from the regional Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), that the first deployment of a nearly 7,000 African peace support force is to assemble in northeast Kenya near the Somali border late September. The troops are to be comprised of Sudanese and Ugandan soldiers.

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Headlines
The JNA Exposed As A TFG Ploy

David Bissiouni top UN consultant for the JNA Somalia program

Hargeysa, Somaliland, September 2, 2006 (SL Times) – Somalilanders who have long suspected the “Somali Joint Needs Assessment” project as a ploy to raise funds for the so-called Transitional Federal Government of Somalia have been proven right following the announcement by a group of donors that they were ready to give aid for Somalia but only if the TFG and Mogadishu’s Islamic militias could agree to share power.

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Nine Injured In Mogadishu Grenade Attack
Mogadishu, Aug 31, 2006 – At least nine people were injured on Thursday in a grenade attack on a crowded market in the Somali capital, prompting Islamists controlling the city to reinforce security, witnesses said.

Dozens of people scampered for safety after a man in a speeding car hurled the grenade into the El-Tubaweyne market in Mogadishu's northern Yakshid district, where it exploded near a petrol station, they said.

"I saw something being thrown from a speeding white car and seconds later, I heard a heavy explosion," businessman Gaal Omar hudow told AFP at the scene.

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Memorable Impressions
Part.2

By Jamal Gabobe, September 2, 2006

As stimulating and thought-provoking as the exchange with Tani was, it was not totally unexpected, because I already knew his topic and had given some thought to it before I came to the convention. I had given no such forethought to what, in my view, was the most important event of the convention: Ambassador Abdulrahim Abby Farah’s speech.

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Djibouti Defense Minister In Eritrea To Discuss Somalia

  The Djibouti Minister of Defense, Mr. Ougure Kifle Ahmed and Eritrean Defense Minister, General Sebhat Ephrem

Asmara, Eritrea, August 30, 2006 – The Defense Ministers of Eritrea and Djibouti says it could be years before Ethiopian troops can leave Somalia, meaning Ethiopian military strategy could be serving there for a long time to come, and that will weak the current stability in Southern Somalia.  

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ANALYSIS-Shift On Somalia May Make Peace Harder

NAIROBI, Aug 30 (Reuters) - A demand by the international community for Somalia's interim government and Islamists running Mogadishu to reach a deal to work together may actually make peace harder to achieve, diplomats said on Wednesday.

Moving from its previous blanket support for Somalia's government, the International Contact Group on Somalia said at a meeting in Stockholm on Tuesday aid would come only after the Islamists and the government agreed on a way to share power.

"To gain the confidence of the Somali people and the international community, the (government) and emerging regional administrations alike should clearly articulate their joint aspirations," a communiqué from Tuesday's meeting said.

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Somaliland Women Challenge Islamic Roles
Ifrah Hassan Ahmed, 21, works at her tailoring shop in Hargeysa,

HARGEISA, Somaliland, August 31, 2006 – Amina Jama was through answering questions about the textile shop she runs with five other women -- how much money it brings in, when she started working, whether selling the colorful bolts of cloth helps support her seven children.

"Are you going to buy something?" the 38-year-old asked, throwing up her hands. "Or what?"

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The 2006 Washington DC Somaliland Convention

Press release from Committee of the 2006 Somaliland Convention – August 26, 2006

The Executive Committee of the 2006 Somaliland Convention invites all the Somaliland media outlets including but not limited to print, electronic and radio to attend the second Annual Conference on Somaliland scheduled to be held in the metropolitan Washington DC area on September 8-10, 2006 at the Doubletree hotel in Crystal City, Virginia. The Convention will bring together guest speakers from Somaliland including a delegation from the Somaliland government led by President H.E. Dahir Rayale Kahin, which includes the heads of the House of Representatives, Upper House ”Guurti”, and the Election Commission.

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Somalia Govt Willing To Offer Islamic Rivals Cabinet Posts
KHARTOUM, Sept 2, 2006 — Somalia’s weak transitional government is willing to offer its Islamic rivals who control most of southern Somalia some Cabinet posts and positions in the judiciary and government departments, a Somali Cabinet minister said Friday.

This is part of the U.N.-backed transitional government’s negotiating position during Arab League-sponsored talks with the Islamists - known as the Islamic courts - due to resume Saturday in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, said Mohamud Said Aden, minister for national assets and procurement.

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I'm Prepared To Talk Peace, Says Leader Of Somalia's Sharia Courts
Hassan Dahir Aweys

Mogadishu, Sept 1, 2006 – TO SOMALIS he is the “Old Fox”, a former army colonel with a red, henna-stained beard whose tactical brilliance delivered Mogadishu to his Islamic militias within weeks. To America he is a terrorist, the former leader of an East African cell with connections to al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.

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International News

The Pentagon Plans For An African Command
The Pentagon is close to approving a command for Africa, where poverty and corruption make it a vulnerable area for extremists and terrorists

By SALLY B. DONNELLY

Washington DC, Aug 24, 2006 – In what may be the most glaring admission that the U.S. military needs to dramatically readjust how it will fight what it calls 'the long war,' the Pentagon is expected to announce soon that it will create an entirely new military command to focus on the globe's most neglected region: Africa.

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Rival Regimes Cloud Somalia's Future

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 29, 2006 – After struggling in near anarchy without a government for more than a decade, Somalia now finds itself with an equally vexing problem: It has two.

Last year, a government formed in exile in Kenya made a tentative return to Somalia, setting up a parliament in an old warehouse in Baidoa, in western Somalia. But since then, the Transitional Federal Government, led by a Somali warlord, hasn't managed to exert authority over much beyond dusty Baidoa.

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Arab Press Says Jews Perpetrated 9/11 Attacks

"Is it conceivable that Muslims did the killing on 9/11? Yes, they did. They killed 3,000 people." — Ahmad Al-Rub'i, a former Kuwaiti minister of education, Al-Rai TV, March 27

Twelve days from now will mark the fifth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. Since the attacks, the Middle East Media Research Institute has documented what the Arab and Iranian press has said about that day.

Its response to the attacks was immediate. "When the towers collapsed … my lungs filled with air. I breathed in relief, as I'd never breathed before," a missive from the chairman of the Syrian Arab Writers Association read. "Millions across the world shouted in joy: America was hit," the independent Egyptian weekly Al-Maydan wrote. "I have a sneaking suspicion that George W. Bush was involved in the operations of September 11, as was Colin Powell," a columnist for the Arabic-language daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, Samir Atallah, said.

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Air Power: An Enduring Illusion

Israel hoped that air power would avoid the need for a ground war against Hezbollah. It was not the first to be beguiled by bombs

London, August 25, 2006 – VICTORY is not a matter of seizing territory, Dan Halutz once explained. It is a matter of "consciousness". And air power, continued Israel's chief of staff, affects the adversary's consciousness significantly. Indeed, the very concept of the land battle is "anachronistic". Lieut-General Halutz, an air-force man, is said to have persuaded Israel's militarily inexperienced prime minister, Ehud Olmert, that the task of destroying Hezbollah in Lebanon was the perfect job for aircraft.

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Kennedy And Coleman Call For Action On Banking Regulations Effect On Somali Community
Congressman Mark Kennedy (R-MN) & Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN)

August 25th, 2006 - Washington, D.C. - Citing increasing difficulties experienced by Minnesota's Somali community in sending funds to their families in Somalia as a consequence of new banking regulations, Congressman Mark Kennedy (R-MN) and Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) today urged the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN) division to consider proposing appropriate regulatory and guidance changes and conduct enhanced outreach efforts with the Minnesota banking and Somali communities.

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Proposal Of Somali Custom Keyboard
1. Introduction

Soomaali (Somali) is classified as a member of East Cushitic branch of Afro Asiatic family language. It is one of the major languages in Africa, and spoken by an estimated population of 15 to 25 million, living mainly in the horn of Africa (Somalia, Somaliland, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya). It is the official language of Somalia and Somaliland and recognized ‘mother tongue’ as second language in Djibouti. Somali is broadcast language and there are several regional and international radios services carrying the Somali.

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Postcard From Dubai
Middle East crisis? The only danger here is running late for a pool party, writes Georgia Lewis.

Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2006 – Who was the fool in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade who upgraded the travel warning for Dubai in the wake of the Lebanon crisis?

Travel warnings are not worth the paper they’re written on. No warning in the world would have prepared tourists for the bombings in London, Madrid or Mumbai.

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Somaliland Map
Hargeysa Bridge Committee web Link http://www.hargeysabiriij.com

Editorial

Somaliland – Ethiopian Relations

There is no doubt that since the beginning of last decade, relations between Somaliland and Ethiopia have kept improving and getting stronger. The two countries have over the years succeeded in cementing the basis for an effective cooperation in the area of border security and exchange of intelligence information with regard to counter terrorism. The two countries have also established mechanisms for easing the movement of people onto either side of their common border. The recent years have also witnessed attempts by the two countries to formalize their bilateral trade.

Somalilanders have valued their country’s relations with Ethiopia for practical and sentimental reasons. Somaliland had suffered the most in comparison with other Somalis in all the previous wars with Ethiopia. The lesson learned had been that peace and good neighborly relations with Ethiopia was much more beneficial to Somaliland than pursuing an irredentist agenda.

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Special Report

REPORT ON FAMILIARISATION TOUR TO SOMALILAND

In November 2005, the Centre for Human Rights began investigating the possibility of a third destination for the LLM field trip. The reasons for increasing the number of field trip destinations to include Somaliland include the following:

Somaliland is a state in the making; it would be ideal for students on the programme to have a first hand experience of this.

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Opinions

Somalia's Collapse Into Jihadism

By Alykhan Velshi

This week brought yet more troubling news about the Islamist takeover of Somalia. The Union of Islamic Courts, which currently controls the capital of Mogadishu, has adopted a policy of confrontation towards all NGOs and civil society groups.

"[T]he Islamists' head for the social affairs Sheik Fanah also pointed out that NGOs under any name could not hold any meeting or a news conference without the Islamists' knowledge."

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The Prevention Of Recap Genocide

By Yusuf Dirir Ali

Since the second Somaliland declaration of independence in the Grand Burao Conference (G.B.C), Somaliland has proven that it strongly stands on high moral and solid legal grounds to be recognized as a sovereign state. In pursuit of peace, good governance and eventual international recognition, Somaliland held a national referendum and internationally observed multiple democratic and fair elections.

On the other hand, Somalilanders terribly under estimated the significance and consequence of not raising their voices ear splittingly and comprehensibly to speedily attain international recognition. Somalilanders also neglected to appropriately package and rightfully brand name themselves as ‘survivors of malicious genocide’. In launching the marketing drive for their just cause, Somalilanders chose individuals who were self-interestedly unfaithful to the sovereignty of Somaliland.

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What Is The Role Of The Somali Diaspora?

By Zamira Hassan

"Where is the United Nations High Commission for Refugees? Where is the Muslim community? Where are the government and the ministry of safety and security? Who are going to protect us? This city [Cape Town] is supposed to be a home for all. If this country can't protect its refugees, how will it protect the millions who will visit the city in 2010?" …asked Khalif.

Despite their deficiency, the politicians and the traditional leaders in our country endeavor, however, to salvage our people from the excruciating hardships they endured. Those politicians are more well-versed the problems in our worsening country comparing to us—Diaspora community.

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Open Letter to: Speaker of Somaliland House of Representatives

Re: Exposing the Plot of the Minister of Mineral & Water Resources and Rova Energy Corporation Limited to Plunder Hydrocarbon Resources of Somaliland

Dear Mr. Speaker,

Recently we came across a press conference and a press release given by the Hon. Qasim Sheikh Yusuf Ibrahim, the Minister of Mineral & Water Resources ( MWR), and the director of a fake company called Rova Energy Corporation Limited (REC), Mr. Andy Chakrabarti, dated 18 July, 2006, concerning a secret agreement they signed with TGS.

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Somaliland: It Is Time For Action Before It Is Too Late

Ifrah Osman, Toronto, Canada

I love reading complex essays, opinions and articles blasted all over the Somaliland web pages about the obstacles and challenges facing Somaliland. Some of them are serious analysis of the situation, some offer solutions, some are political, some are genuine, others are nasty and discouraging, some more are depressing and show no hope.

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Deficiency In The Samatars’ Response To ICG Report

By Adan H Iman, Los Angeles

At the end of May 2006, the International Crisis Group (ICG) issued a report urging the African Union (AU) in particular and the international community in general to recognize Somaliland. Ahmed I Samatar and Abdi I Samatar, the two like-minded brothers, wrote a joint response dated July 20, 2006, featured at Hiran.com, in an attempt to discredit the report. Their response has glaring weaknesses and the following essay highlights its deviations from commonly agreed upon facts as well as common sense:

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FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Editorial: Sleeping With A Devil In Islamic Clothing

Peace is sweet but peace without dignity and freedom is no peace at all. The Islamists who took the power in Mogadishu told the people to have peace, go about their business, eat and drink, conjugate and have many children, go to the mosque and pray five times a day, send their children to Madrasses where they get brainwashed and chant Koran interpreted in a satanic way by Wahhabist/Salafist clerics and give praise to Allah that the warlords who kept them hostage for 15 years have gone.

They compare their conquest of Mogadishu to that of Prophet Mohammed's conquest of Mecca from the Quraishite pagans. They believe that they are acting on God's behest and that the Almighty guides their guns. We tell them that they are not the army of Mohammed and that they are not in anyway nearer to Allah than a woman dancing to music in a beautiful wedding or tantalizing people's inner feelings with her melodious voice.

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SECOND TAKE - The Guardian

London, August 29, 2006 – ON FRIDAY Somalia’s major port — in the capital Mogadishu — saw an unusual scene: a cargo ship unloading there for the first time in more than a decade. The city’s international airport reopened last month. Yet so much bad news has emerged from Somalia since its collapse into anarchy in 1991 that few expect to hear anything positive. That may change. Events in Somalia could spark a war in the Horn of Africa, but there are signs of a better outcome as the country regains the trappings of a functioning society. How things go depends on how Somalia’s neighbors and the world react.

She blamed the situation on her officials and immigrants abusing the system. The dialogue was attended by several hundred refugee women from Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

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Postglobal: Somalia's Islamic Courts

Bashir Goth is a veteran journalist, freelance writer, the first Somali blogger and editor of a leading news website. He is also a regular contributor to major Middle Eastern and African newspapers and online journals.

Dr. Ioan Lewis is the Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics where he wrote prolifically on Somalia. He is the author of Modern History of the Somali: Nation and State in the Horn of Africa among other works.

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Somalian Women's Courage Goes Unrewarded

During 15 years of chaos, they became breadwinners, then peacemakers. Now their new freedoms are threatened. A woman shops in Mogadishu. "Women had to help the family to survive. That's when they got their voice, when they shared the life of the family with the men," a newspaper publisher said.

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Her face is soft and round, cocooned in a loose blue cotton hijab. Her eyes, black onyx full of mystery: a Somalian Mona Lisa.

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New U.S. Lie: “Islamo-Fascism”
President Bush

Doha, Qatar, September 1, 2006 – “The (Saudi) Kingdom is on its guard against those who throw the accusation of terrorism or fascism at Muslims without considering the glorious history of Islamic civilization that stands against the labels being hurled at Islam today, such as fascism, which itself is, primarily, a Western cultural product."

This was Saudi Arabia’s response to misleading and unwise remarks made by the U.S. President George W. Bush following the announcement by the British authorities of having foiled a “terror plot” to use homemade liquid explosives to bring down several airliners over the Atlantic on the way from Britain to the United States, said an article on Saudi Arabia's Al-Riyadh.

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TRIPLE CROSS: Nat Geo Channel's Whitewash Of The Ali Mohamed Story

New York, August 29, 2006 – In the fall of 2005 I was approached by Jonathan Towers, producer of Inside 9/11, a four-hour documentary on the road to 9/11 in which I was one of 60 journalists and government officials interviewed. I told Towers that I was working on a new investigative book exposing FBI negligence in its nine year failure to stop Ali A. Mohamed, al Qaeda's chief spy who infiltrated the Bureau, the CIA and the Green Berets at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Towers immediately optioned my research and flew me to Washington where I presented TRIPLE CROSS, my new book to John Ford, programming president of the Nat Geo Channel. He bought the project in the room, declaring, "I don't know how we can't do a documentary."

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Food for thought
Peace In Our Time?

We are enjoying the longest period of peace between nations in more than half a century, apparently.

Brian Whitaker

You may not have noticed from the newspaper headlines and TV bulletins, but world peace has finally broken out - at least according to a fascinating article in the Christian Science Monitor.

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