Somali militants behead boys in Mogadishu attacks

Reuters Africa  30 August 2011

Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab militants beheaded at least two young boys in Mogadishu, an activist said on Friday, in the latest of a string of attacks showing they still had the power to strike


OIC pledges $350 million to Somalia at Turkey summit

SomalilandPress 18 August 2011

Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries have pledged $350 million in aid to fight famine in Somalia at an emergency summit in Istanbul, OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said


Turkey Urges Islam Body to Aid Somalia

Turkey has called on OIC to intervene immediately to assist famine-stricken Somalia, Foreign Minister Davutoglu said Friday. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey had urged the 57-country


US says Somalia famine has killed more than 29,000 children under age 5 in last 90 days

Newser 5 August 2011

The drought and famine in Somalia have killed more than 29,000 children under the age of 5, according to U.S. estimates, the first time such a precise death toll has been released related to the Horn


Somali-Canadian women recruited by terror group, U.S. politicians told

Vancouver Sun 28 July 2011
By Ian MacLeod

Terrorist recruiters are targeting young Somali-Canadian women to take up arms, the head of the Canadian Somali Congress told U.S. politicians Wednesday. In testimony before the House of


Aid reaches drought victims in Islamist area of Somalia

BBC News 25 July 2011
By Martin Plaut

The Red Cross says it has delivered food into one of Somalia's worst hit drought areas, controlled by the Islamist militant group al-Shabab. Working through a local committee, the Red Cross


Somalia: Misunderstanders of Islam recruiting children for jihad

Jihad Watch 21 July 2011

And forcing young girls into marriage, and punishing children for listening to music -- they're misunderstanding Islam on a massive scale. Why aren't any of the groups that rail against


Somali children recruited for combat by Islamists: Amnesty

AFP 20 July 2011

NAIROBI — Children in drought-struck Somalia are suffering from a range of war crimes including systematic recruitment by Islamist insurgents, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. The


Dutch court requests footage of Somali pirates

Expatica 12 July 2011

A court in Rotterdam wants to see all the footage of a shoot out between the Dutch navy and Somalian pirates and of the arrest of the pirates. Nine Somalians are currently standing trial for


Human rights farce: meet the serial criminal who cannot be deported  8 July 2011
By Alastair Jamieson

Mr Sufi, 24, has at least 17 convictions for crimes including burglary, fraud and indecent exposure since he entered the UK illegally eight years ago. But an attempt by the


Kenya: I was told that I deserved to die – for being a female journalist

The Guardian  5 July 2011
By Fatuma Noor

It's not always easy being a female investigative journalist, even in the west. But imagine going to do an interview and not being able to shake hands with the interviewee or indeed even being able


Islam: the ongoing Sunni Islamic inquisition

Pakistan Christian Post 1 July 2011
By Lee Jay Walker

SUMMARY: The history books tell us that Buddhism and Hinduism was destroyed in Afghanistan but today we are not talking about history; after all, the ongoing Sunni Islamization process continues


Denmark stiffens sentence for cartoonist attacker

Reuters 23 June 2011

COPENHAGEN - A Danish appeals court on Wednesday lengthened the prison sentence of a Somali man to 10 years from nine for attempting to kill a cartoonist whose 2005 drawing of the


Appeals court convicts Somali axe man

COPENHAGEN - An appeals court has found a Somali man guilty of a terror attempt for breaking into the home of a Danish cartoonist who caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.


FACTSHEET-The world's most dangerous countries for women

TrustLaw  17 June 2011

LONDON - Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan are the world's most dangerous countries for women due to a barrage of threats ranging from violence and rape to dismal healthcare and "honour killngs", a Thomson Reuters Foundation expert poll showed on Wednesday.


Al Qaeda base still strong in East Africa

GlobalPost 7 June 2011
By Tristan McConnell

Editor's note: The killing of Osama bin Laden has changed everything. Or has it? In this ongoing series Al Qaeda: What's Next?, GlobalPost senior correspondents


Danish Navy frees 16 Iranians from suspected Somali pirate ship

CNN 16 May 2011
By Per Nyberg

After a firefight with suspected Somali pirates, Danish sailors freed 16 Iranian hostages on board an alleged mother ship, according to the Danish Royal Navy. Four suspected pirates were killed


Controversial Islamic centre director was in Toronto: sources  21 April 2011

A director of a controversial Islamic centre in Minneapolis, Minn., was in Toronto at about the time an arraignment was held for a Toronto man facing terrorism charges, sources tell CBC


HMS Nursemaid: Shame as Navy seizes 17 armed Somalis, gives them halal meat and nicotine patches... then sets them free!

Daily Mail 13 April 2011
By Tom Kelly and Paul Revoir

When a Royal Navy warship captured a crew of Somali pirates, it seemed like a rare chance to strike back at the ruthless sea gangsters. The 17 outlaws were armed with an

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