That stands to reason, since he is fighting according to religious imperatives. He believes it is his duty before his god to fight. This is what American officials persist in being unable or unwilling to comprehend: people like Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys cannot be bought off, or compromised with.
“Somalia: Sheikh Hassan Dahir ‘I’ll Keep On Fighting Until I Die,'” from AllAfrica.com, March 4:
Afgoye “” Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, the leader of former dismantled Hisbul Islam on Friday said that he will continue fighting against Somali government and AU forces until he dies.
Aweys, who is right now one of Al shabaab officials, spoke a crowd of people in a mosque in lower Shabelle region said he spent his most life time in fighting against Somali government and African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu.
He called for Somali people to take part what he called the ongoing Jihad (holly war) in the seaside, strife decimated Mogadishu.
Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys is the former leader of Hizbul Islam. The United States has accused him of having links with Al Qaeda.
In April, the U.S. froze the assets of Aweys and other people accused of being terrorists.