The leader of the Somali jihad is angry with Barack Obama for aiding the resistance to that jihad. But at very least Aweys can take comfort from the fact that Obama’s focus is very narrowly upon Al-Qaeda and jihad groups allied to it, with no interest in aiding the resistance to jihad when it takes other forms or is furthered by other groups in other areas of the world.
“Somalia: Hizbul Islam denounces US government,” from the Somaliweyn Media Center, August 8 (thanks to James):
Hizbul Islam one of the Islamists factions in the Somali capital Mogadishu and an opponent to the government of Somalia led by his Excellency Sheikh Shariff Sheikh has on Saturday released an official communiquÃ© in a written form saying that they are absolutely against the American involvement in the Somalia politics.
This is the translation of the communiquÃ© which was written in Arabic, and had the signature of the chairman of Hizbul Islam Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys
The involvement of America in the Somali politics will not achieve anything prosperous but things will be on the other way from the frying pan to the fire.
In the first place we thought that the administration of the current President of America Obama will be quite different from that of his predecessor George Walker Bush on the side of how he will be dealing with the Somali people how he approaches the Somali politics, but to our point of view there are no changes at all things like father like son.
We can see that President Obama has followed the enmity steps of his predecessor towards the Somali people.
We acknowledge that the American government is using highly advanced modern tactics in colonizing the entire universe, while earlier to use to help all movements which are in quest of freedom. We are also fully a wear that America has used the forces of Abyssinia for the eradication of the Somali people right in their soil, but with the help of the Almighty Allah their dreams remained pending.
Likewise we know that America has deployed modern weaponries in Somali, and is planning to deploy additional weapons in the near future this will create no stable atmosphere in Somali.
The problems of America to the Somali population started since when coalition troops led by America reached Somali in the year 1992 calling themselves to be restoring peace in Somali while killing tens of Somalis each day.
In the bottom line of the communiquÃ© Hizbul Islam urged the government of America to halt its involvement in the Somali politics.