Somalia's Shabaab urge attacks on West

2012-09-15 12:09

Mogadishu - Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab called on Muslims on Saturday to attack the West in retaliation against a movie that "insulted" the Prophet Muhammad and has spread anger around the Muslim world.

"The Shabaab mujahideen are urging people of Somalia to show their love for Islam and particularly to our Prophet Mohammad by making attacks against the West," Shabaab spokesperson Ali Mohamud Rage told AFP by telephone, without specifying any targets.

"The unprovoked attacks against Prophet Mohammed are not initiated by media houses and movie makers but they are clear instructions by Western governments," he said.

"There should be great sacrifices when your country is under occupation and your religion is also under siege."

On Friday protesters burnt a US flag at a rally in Bulloburte, a town under Shabaab control in central Somalia.

Since August last year, the Shabaab have been forced out of Mogadishu and their other main strongholds in the south and centre of the country by Kenyan, Ethiopian and African Union soldiers backed by Somalia's weak pro-government military.

But they still control vast portions of central and southern Somalia.

"Don’t kill innocent people"

On Friday and Saturday in Mogadishu, a handful of people staged peaceful demonstrations chanting slogans that criticised the movie "Innocence of Muslims", a low-budget production that depicts the Prophet Mohammed as a thuggish deviant in clips released online.

Abdullahi Sheikh Osman, a respected spiritual leader in Mogadishu, came on Saturday to talk to the protesters.

"Don't kill innocent people for something they have not done," he urged Muslims.

"The man who made the nasty film is the al-Qaeda of Christians. If Muslims make havoc, then they are rewarding the crazy man," he told AFP.

"The person who made the filthy movie is not a religious person, but a reckless individual who dislikes harmony among people of different religious beliefs," he added.

The man apparently behind the film, 55-year-old Nakoula Bassily Nakoula, is a US-based Egyptian Copt who US officials said Friday was a fraudster who may have violated his parole.

  • barry.ahern.3 - 2012-09-15 12:23

    So peaceful they are

      morgaenart.farto - 2012-09-15 12:37

      Islam...the Religion of Peace

      storm.trooper.125 - 2012-09-15 12:58

      islam image of satan...please define peace???

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-15 23:06

      This is not sensible. You're extrapolating the desires of a violent, crazed fringe of Muslims who aren't truly Muslim at all. They may reflect a negative aspect of the religion, just like Brevik from Sweden does of Christianity. It's important to discern and draw the distinction.

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-09-15 12:25

    To be free, one must free of religion. The world is at war because of religion. To be free we must destroy those with religious beliefs!

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-15 17:21

      Ja,nd after dat u atheist will be too busy destroyng the earth and each other,u gotta hope!

      fourtyfour.para - 2012-09-17 11:29

      @Stewart Croucamp who said" to be free we must destroy those of religious beliefs!" To make such a statement you really have to be educationally challenged and or ignorant of history. The whole concept of self governed individuals, the value of family, decentralized constitutional government and the rule of law with separated powers of legislation, judicial and executive power, is all Christian (Calvinist). It is Christianity that brought freedom and prosperity to the world. Removing Christianity is like killing your mother. It is the removal of Christianity that is destroying the West. Even you are religious. You probably believe that man is at the center of all things and that man can decide for himself what is right and what is wrong and what would be just punishment for a specific crime. If so, you are a secular humanist (a religion = what you believe in). Secular Humanists have no absolutes - their world is relative. The lust of the masses dictates. The end of lust is self destruction. You can go on with your hate of religion but your end will be death too. And after that - the judgment. By the way - to the Muslims, if you live in the Western world; you are considered a Christian. They think all of us in the West are Christian. Islam does not differentiate between state and religion. You are Somali, you are Muslim. You are white, you are Christian. That simple. So telling people to kill all religious people is like committing suicide.

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-09-15 12:34

    One can only be free if you do not have a religious belief. The world is at war because of religion. It is time to destroy all religious monuments and the people in them.

      fourtyfour.para - 2012-09-17 11:30

      You are mad.

  • Sandile Stamper - 2012-09-15 12:47

    Dont you just hate apologetics..making excusses

      fourtyfour.para - 2012-09-17 11:46

      Apologetics is a systematic argument for a case, it defines a position and is not making excuses for anything. In theology it defends the divine origin and authority of Christianity. We all should know what we stand for and why. No excuses.

  • blackops64 - 2012-09-15 12:47

    kill kill kill, its all you lot know, oh wait a sec just like the ancyl, brain dead morons

  • Peter Zylstra - 2012-09-15 12:51

    The muslims must start respecting others including their woman. They are not the only religion.

      lodewyk.fred - 2012-09-15 14:53

      Yes in Qur'an 4:34 he clearly says to beat woman who disobeys you.

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-15 18:24

      @said.the irony is they speak of womans rights,but there r more woman raped and kild by serial killers in the US alone then the all the Islamic countries put together.The west contrls the media,nd likewise conceal wot they choose nd propagate wot they choose to brainwash their masses.

  • khathutshelo.muafrica - 2012-09-15 13:08

    Defend ur prophet with wateva u got islams the westerns r vry diisrespectful

  • Gill McCain - 2012-09-15 14:24

    Is there not one influential Islamic leader who can calm this situation down? Where is he or she? Oh, of course there will not be a woman leader, since women are no more important than cattle or goats to these morons

      Rehana Sayed - 2012-09-15 21:14

      women are no more than cattle ??? where u pulled that info from ?? your anus ?

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-15 15:52

    The aggression that is being expressed is not isolated to this movie,it is an aggression that has bin building up over a period of time,similar to a pressure cooker scenario.Takin into account the gradual escalation and provocative human violatiøns,such as Guantanamo,Baghram,Abu Ghraib,invasion of Afghanistan,Iraq,Palestinian opression,Drone killings of woman and children ,to name a few,r the culmination of events that spilover by the slitest triger,wen ppl have suppresd their emotions long enuf.And the west tought killing bin Laden was the solution.He cud stil cntrl Al Qaeda and cud reason.

  • Shaun McDermott - 2012-09-15 16:38

    quoran 8:39 says kill kill kill!!!

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-15 18:37

    The ppl here who r quoting falsly and creating lies from the Quran,that is irresponsible,devilish and blasphemous,r u so threatened by the Truth in the Quran?

  • Shaun McDermott - 2012-09-15 20:34

    horsey man i have a quoran here now and it says to kill the infidal until there is only one religion Islam now repeat it back to me so i know you understand

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-15 21:39

      @shaun.that language u speak,wen its spoken to u in return,then u cry that u being terrorised!

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-15 21:40

      @shaun.that language u speak,wen its spoken to u in return,then u cry that u being terrorised!

  • Rehana Sayed - 2012-09-15 21:16

    whats a qouran ??? and whats 8:39 ??? Im a Muslim and own a Quraan and that is a pathetic atempt to translate arabic lmao

  • Rehana Sayed - 2012-09-15 21:19

    Fred u for real ???? -_- no really are u ?

      Shaun McDermott - 2012-09-15 21:47

      rehanna, i have checked thta verse 8:39 and it clearly says that war must be made on the unbeliever (infidel) untill only one god is worshipped that is Allah. so that book does incite hatred and killing. and dont say well not in this day and age yes it does apply to today or what is the point on having a half baked koran.

  • Rehana Sayed - 2012-09-15 21:24

    9/11 2,976 deaths USA and a ongoing war since 2001 uptil now afghan deaths 49,644 and Iraq 1,690,603 and u call this justice ?

      Shaun O'Meara - 2012-09-15 21:34

      and the deaths continue even after the USA has left! you were killing your own people even before the USA arrived. Woman are treated like dogs yet you call yourself men! shame on Islam.

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-15 21:49

      @shaun,dont worry about Rehana,the nly concern and enemy u have in this world is YOURSELF!

  • Rehana Sayed - 2012-09-15 21:25

    racist pig !!!

  • Shaun O'Meara - 2012-09-15 21:30

    Although the person that made this film is not held in high esteem, you as muslims should also study your HISTORY! he is right in saying Mohamed was not a prophet but a 48 year old man that married a child of Five (5) years old. in the rest of the world that makes it paedophilia. disgusting. all you want is war and I say bring it on you woman beaters and radical fools.

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-15 21:57

      U ask for sumting,then wen u get it ,u moan and groan,nd complain what Islam is doing to you!

  • hannah.p.mostert - 2012-09-15 23:23

    Muslims killing and fighting again, they seem to read their Quraan and then kill everyone, I think there is something not right with that book.. I don't think they are seeing the link.

      raymon.mcnelly - 2012-09-16 19:06

      That book is the antithesis of the Bible. The word of Satan.

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