Somalia

Shabaab ‘hothead’ abducted woman

nation.co.ke 1 December 2011
By JOHN NGIRACHU

The leader of a gang that abducted French woman Marie Dedieu is a well-known firebrand member of the Al-Shabaab. Ras Kamboni villagers identified him as Deere (pronounced Diiri), a local Bajuni

 

Somali Islamists ban aid groups, renewing famine concerns

CSMonitor.com 1 December 2011
By Mike Pflanz

A little over a week ago, aid workers in Somalia were cautiously celebrating news that half of the areas previously classified as most at risk had improved and were no longer "in famine.” But by

 

Bomb kills nurse at Somali hospital for famine victims

thestar.com 30 November 2011
By Jeremy Relph

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA—An explosion at Mogadishu’s Benadir Hospital, near a ward where children and victims of the famine are treated, killed one nurse and wounded five others Sunday night. The bomb,

 

• 50.000 x EuropeNews & ”No Tolerance for Intolerance”

EuropeNews 28 November 2011

EuropeNews has now reached 50.000 posts, marking more than four years of uninterrupted service in basically the same form as we started

The fundamental aim of EuropeNews remains the same as well, namely providing a compact overview of news that matter. Also unchanged is our slogan:

"No Tolerance for Intolerance – No Apology for Being Free”.

The Paradox of Tolerance

The first part of our slogan derives from the Paradox of Tolerance, that a person or a group taking pride in his supreme tolerance might in fact be profoundly intolerant, not least against those he judges to be "intolerant”, be it in the form of "bigoted”, "discriminating” or even "racist”. The classical notion that discriminating is wisdom and a virtue, not a sin, seems all but forgotten.

 

Somali who guarded Norwegian king killed fighting for Al-Qaida Al-Shabaab in Somalia

Tundra Tabloids 10 November 2011
By Lars Aker Haug , Tom Bakkeli , Dennis Ravndal and Morten Hopperstad

Norwegian-Somali was a model soldier with Norwegian friends.So he traveled to Somalia to fight for Allah. * 1984: Norwegian-Somali born in Burao in northern Somalia, today part of

 

American involved in Somali suicide attack, Islamists claim

telegraph.co.uk 31 October 2011
By Mike Pflanz

In a post on a Somali website popular with the al-Shabaab insurgency, Abdusalam al-Muhajir said that he left the US to fight with militants two years ago but now "wanted to die as a martyr". He

 

'Barbarians' demand ransom for Frenchwoman's body

AFP 28 October 2011

PARIS — France on Thursday denounced as "barbarians" Somali kidnappers who were demanding a ransom for the body of a disabled Frenchwoman who died while in their captivity. France said Wednesday

 

Somali protests jail ban on headscarf with refusal to leave cell

TwinCities.com 27 October 2011
By David Hanners

Less than a week after she was convicted in a scheme to send money to a group battling Somalia's fledgling government, Amina Farah Ali is refusing to come out of her jail cell to eat, her attorney

 

Al Qaeda audio seeks money in English

Money Jihad 24 October 2011

Remember this post from last year about Osama bin Laden’s desire to establish a global Islamic (front) charity and relief organization? At the time, Money Jihad urged the U.S. Treasury Department

 

Somalia: Islamic Extremists Behead 17-Year-Old Christian

Eurasia Review  20 October 2011
By Simba Tian

Militants from the Islamic extremist al Shabaab beheaded a 17-year-old Somali Christian near Mogadishu last month, a journalist in the Somali capital told Compass. The militants, who have vowed to

 

British teenagers arrested by anti-terrorist police after father alerts authorities

Telegraph.co.uk 19 October 2011
By Andy Bloxham

Mohamed Abdulrahman Mohamed and Iqbal Shahzad, both 18 and from Cardiff, were said to have been trying to get into the war-torn African state to "fight a holy war”. However, the pair were stopped

 

Death Threats Fail to Stop Women’s Basketball

ipsnews.net 19 October 2011
By Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar

When Al-Shabaab militants called the Somali national women’s basketball team captain, Suweys Ali Jama, and told her she had two options: to be killed or to stop playing basketball, she decided that

 

UK teenagers arrested near Somali border

guardian.co.uk 19 October 2011

Two British teenagers arrested by anti-terror police near Kenya's border with Somalia were being questioned by officers on Tuesday. The pair, understood to be 17 or 18, went missing from their

 

Somali Islamists threaten to attack Kenya after military assault

The Guardian 18 October 2011
By Xan Rice

Somali Islamist rebels warned they will bring the "flames of war" to Nairobi after Kenyan forces mounted a cross-border land and air assault over the weekend. "We say to Kenya: did you consider

 

Trial of 2 Minnesota women accused of funneling money to Somali terror group heads to jury

The Washington Post 18 October 2011

MINNEAPOLIS — Federal prosecutors said two Minnesota women knew it was illegal to provide money to the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia, yet conspired to do so anyway — going door-to-door to collect

 

Minnesota Terrorism Financiers Talked of Jihad on Recorded Phone Calls: "Jihad is Your Duty Brother”

Shariah Finance Watch 14 October 2011

Two Minnesota women, Amina Farah Ali and Hawo Mohamed Hassan, accused of funneling money to a terror group in Somalia, talked about collecting money for al-Shabab, supporting fighters instead of other

 

Suicide bomb kills at least 70 as Islamic terrorists target Somalia

Independent 5 October 2011
By Daniel Howden

Mogadishu was shaken by the worst suicide bombing in its history yesterday, signalling a new phase in the war for control of the Somali capital. At least 70 people died when a massive blast ripped

 

U.S. Woman Facing Somalia Terror Case Arrested

Fox News 4 October 2011

A U.S. woman accused of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia was handcuffed and removed from a courtroom Monday when she refused to stand for the judge hearing the case. Amina Farah

 

British-Muslim Singer Cancels US Shows Following Alleged Embassy Discrimination

The Open Press 23 September 2011

Minneapolis - Somali born singer Aar Maanta and his band were forced to cancel a concert performance, as well as two community workshops that were set to be the centerpiece of this year's

 

Sweden: Asylum agreement to reunite thousands

The Local.se 19 September 2011

Thousands of fragmented Somali families may be reunited in Sweden as early as July 2012 following the first step forward in the development of a common migration policy between the government and the

 
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