The jihadists who were hailed by some segments of the dhimmi Western press as bringing peace and unity to a country that has been torn apart by chaos for well over a decade now seems to be bringing it only more strife and chaos. From the BBC, with thanks to JE:
Riots have broken out in the Somali town of Baidoa after a minister in the transitional government was shot dead.
Minister Abdallah Isaaq Deerow was killed outside a mosque in Baidoa, where the government is based.
On Thursday, at least 19 members of the transitional government – which controls only a small area – resigned.
In another development, a second cargo plane has landed in Mogadishu, fuelling allegations that the Islamic forces who control the city are receiving arms.
Mr Deerow, minister of constitutional affairs, was killed after Friday prayers at the mosque.
Later on Friday, hundreds of people took to the streets of Baidoa in protest at his killing, burning tyres and looting shops.
Mr Deerow was not among the group of ministers who resigned on Thursday.
The resignations were prompted by some ministers’ dissatisfaction that Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Ghedi had failed to make progress in talks with the Union of Islamic Courts, which controls Mogadishu.
Public Works Minister Osman Ali Atto said he came back from the capital to the government’s base with an agreement from the Islamic courts that fresh talks be held.
But he said that Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Ghedi was “an obstacle to progress” and had refused to listen.
Some MPs are planning a motion of no confidence in the government.