“The presence of the Ethiopian troops, whom many Somalis see as occupiers in their land…” Occupiers. And yet they will not stop fighting when the “occupation” is over. They will keep fighting until Islamic law is implemented. That, of course, is exactly the same situation with Israel and the jihad groups that threaten it, but the State Department, and Bush and Obama, continue to imagine that a Palestinian state will solve the problem there. In reality, a Palestinian state will simply become a base for continued jihad attacks against Israel, until the Jewish state is eliminated and Islamic law is implemented where that state had once been.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) “” A powerful insurgent group poised to take over Somalia said Wednesday it will fight until the country is ruled by Islamic law, even as Ethiopian troops who have been propping up the government packed up to leave.
The presence of the Ethiopian troops, whom many Somalis see as occupiers in their land, has been a rallying cry for the insurgents to gain recruits even as the militants’ strict form of Islam terrified people into submission.
But on Wednesday, the most powerful insurgent group said the departure after two years will not be enough to stop them fighting the government.
“We will not stop fighting even if the Ethiopian troops withdraw because our aim is to implement Islamic law across Somalia,” said Sheik Muktar Robow, leader of the most aggressive Islamic insurgency group, al-Shabab.
The Ethiopian troops were packing up to leave Wednesday amid fears their departure will allow the strengthening Islamic insurgency to take over. But it was unclear when the thousands of soldiers would actually depart. They are expected to leave in stages, not all at once….