BELETWEIN, Somalia Oct 15 (Garowe Online) – At least 4 centers for jihad registration have been opened in Beletwein, the capital of central Somalia’s Hiran region, a day after the regional Islamist chief declared jihad on Ethiopian troops inside Somalia.
Abdurahman Farole, an Islamist official in charge of jihad offices, told local media Sunday that jihad registration has officially started in Beletwein, even though he declined to give details of the exact number of people who signed up.
No doubt just a tiny minority of extremists.
Yesterday, a large anti-Ethiopia rally was held in Beletwein, attracting hundreds of locals and featuring speeches by the region’s Islamist leaders.
Sheikh Farah Moallim Mohamud, chairman of Hiran region’s Islamic court, encouraged supporters at Saturday”s rally to prepare for jihad against the invading Ethiopian army.