Somali jihadists insist that they are part of a global jihad that the learned analysts aren’t sure exists at all. “Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen Calls to Attack Capitals of African Countries Participating In Peacekeeping Force in Somalia: ‘We [Join] the Mujahideen in the Global Islamic War Against the Cross,'” from MEMRI (thanks to all who sent this in):
On January 3, 2008, the Islamist forum http://ek-ls.org (hosted by NOC4Hosts Inc. in Florida, USA) posted a communiquÃ© titled “As You Condemn Others, So You Will Be Condemned” by the terrorist group Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen. In the communiquÃ© the group threatens to attack the capitals of African countries which are participating in the peacekeeping force in Somalia.
–¦ We stress that we will retaliate. Whoever banishes Muslim nations [from their lands] grants us permission to banish his people [from their land]; whoever kills our women — we shall kill his women; whoever attacks our dignity — we shall give him what he deserves; whoever turns our mothers into widows and our children into orphans — we shall turn his mother into a widow and increase [the number of] his orphans”¦”
“The soldiers and people of the states that are participating in the occupation of our country have become part of the Crusader alliance led by the global criminal Bush, and [partners in] the war he is waging on all the Muslims. Thereby, they have made themselves targets for attacks by the Muslims who are protecting themselves and their religion.
“And just as they rallied under the banner of the global Crusade against Islam, we [now join] the mujahideen in the global Islamic war against the Cross; just as the Abyssinians [Ethiopians] are helped by their brethren, the worshippers of the Cross, so do we have our Muslim brethren in all the countries of the world, including the countries from which [the soldiers of the peacekeeping force in Somalia] come — [namely] Ethiopia, Uganda, Burundi and so on”¦ They stand with us and we stand with them against [our] common Crusader enemy.”