“He told his followers to be patient and that in his view, it was not right to stop the war after twenty years of anarchy, he felt the overall goal of ‘to achieve victory over the enemies’ was not accomplished.” What? Not even a mention of a negotiated peace treaty? Just dominance over the enemy? Aweys must be some kind of Islamophobe.
“Rebels in Somalia to unite against “˜enemies of Islam,– from the Somalilandpress, July 25 (thanks to James):
Mogadishu, 25 July 2009 (Somalilandpress) “” Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, the leader of Hizbul Islam [Islamic party], will be lobbying for his rebel organisation to forge ties with other Islamists groups in the country and to oust the government of Sheikh Sharif from power, he disclosed on Friday.
Aweys, who is said to have close links with Al-Qaeda, told a large crowd of worshippers in Aba Hureira Mosque that his rebel movement will unite with the notorious Al-shabab faction. He added that both rebels will be united bands under his leadership and that the “˜jihad against the enemies of Islam” will continue.
He told his followers to be patient and that in his view, it was not right to stop the war after twenty years of anarchy, he felt the overall goal of “to achieve victory over the enemies” was not accomplished….