Somali jihadists believe that Islam has an expansionist imperative to subjugate non-Muslims under Muslim rule. I guess that makes them Islamophobes.
“In-Depth Report on Shabab Al-Mujahideen in Somalia – Activists Demolish Churches: ‘We Will Establish Islamic Rule From Alaska & Chile to South Africa, & From Japan to Russia — Beware, We Are Coming,'” from MEMRI, January 9 (thanks to Sr. Soph):
Following are excerpts from TV reports on the Somali terror organization Shabab Al-Mujahideen, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV and Al-ArabiyaTV in November and December 2008. […]
“Shabab Foreign Fighters Have Joined Their Ranks”
Al-Jazeera TV, December 20, 2008:
Reporter: “In March 2008, the Shabab Al-Mujahideen group appeared in Somalia. Its members have managed to take the dynamics of war to a new level. This extremely secret group has been placed by the U.S. on its list of so-called terrorist groups. Members of this movement conceal their identity.”
Abu Mansour: “We are fighting to remove oppression and colonialism from our country. We are defending ourselves against those who attacked us. Once we succeed, we will fight to end oppression in other places in the world.”
Reporter: “This is the city of Marka, which is located 90 km from Mogadishu. This is one of the few places controlled by the Shabab Al-Mujahideen, who filled a political vacuum, while they continue to fight in Mogadishu. Shabab Al-Mujahideen controls large parts of the center of Somalia, and they are growing stronger day by day.”
Ibrahim Al-Maqdasi: “We want to inform Bush and our rivals about our real intentions. We will establish Islamic rule from Alaska and Chile to South Africa, and from Japan to Russia. Beware, we are coming.”
Reporter: “One of the main principles of the Shabab Al-Mujahideen is to view all Muslims as Somalis, and so, many foreign fighters have joined their ranks.”
Abu Mansour: “We welcome any Muslim from anywhere in the world who wants to join us. We will allow him to marry our daughters and share our crops. Many have died fighting for our cause, and others are here with us….
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