Somali Islamists Go Psycho

October 9, 2006, 10:07 am


By Andrew L. Jaffee

Just as I had warned, when writing about the BBC’s whitewashing of Somalia’s Islamists, those same Muslim madmen have declared “holy war” against neighboring Ethiopia. A Somalia ruled by Islamists will be a cancer as malignant as was the Taliban in Afghanistan — despite the BBC’s submission to terrorism (which is what their whitewashing is really about — terrorism works). From Reuters:

Somalia’s powerful Islamists on Monday declared holy war against Horn of Africa rival Ethiopia, which they accused of invading Somalia to prop up the shaky interim government.

“Starting from today, we have declared jihad against Ethiopia,” Islamist leader Sheikh Sharif Ahmed told a news conference, while wearing combat fatigues and clutching an AK-47 assault rifle.

Ahmed, usually viewed as a more moderate voice among the Islamists who took Mogadishu in June and now control much of Somalia’s south, appeared angry as he addressed reporters.

Oh, sheesh… Another media outlet calling a guy who brandishes AK-47s a “moderate voice.”

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