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However, do not rely on this characteristic alone for even normal Muslims have it, but cross-examine with other characteristics discussed here.

New issue of Ḥarakat al-Shabāb al-Mujāhidīn’s magazine: “Gaidi Mtaani Issue 9″

As Paul Williams notes, these offensive actions accurately reflected the reality of what was gaixi on the ground. Mombasa’s Muslim leaders admit they struggle to control the younger elements, alienated by years of discrimination and marginalization within Kenya. When, in MayMadobe declared himself head of a new Jubaland state, claiming to have local support, Mogadishu refused to recognize his claim — seeing these events as nothing more than clan factionalism.

We are not trying to mean or imply that the coastal Kenya should secede from the mainland Kenya. You must accept the terms giadi conditions. Kismayo’s charcoal business is handled by around 40 traders, many of them long-standing associates of Al-Shabaab.

Violence was commonplace, with the roughing-up and routine beating of suspects. Al-Hijra has been widely associated with the MYC, and especially Nairobi’s Pumwani Riyadha Mosque — although the mosque’s organizing committee vehemently deny the allegations. The Kenyans progressed to within five kilometres of Afmadow five days into the invasion, where they later linked up with Madobe’s Ras Kamboni forces and the Somali National Army SNA in early November, but it would be several months before they finally wrenched the town from Al-Shabaab control.

According to Bruton and Williams, three factors conspired to determine Kenya’s invasion: The authoritarian origins of well-organized opposition parties: The following draws upon: Ministerial statements revealed inconsistencies and contradictions. When the KDF invaded Somalia, they thought things would be smooth for them.

Sheikh Samir Khan went missing on the same day: Gaidi Mtaani Issue 4. Their image today of being in the front line in defending human rights is superficial because underneath lies the crimes against humanity they perpetrated especially on Muslims.

This is an enemy that increasingly will use images of Muslim economic deprivation, political marginalization, and social oppression to call its followers to arms. The Western journalists are experts of deceit who have even managed to deceive some Muslims to believe their slander!


Kenya at war: Al-Shabaab and its enemies in Eastern Africa | African Affairs | Oxford Academic

Bronwyn Bruton and Paul D. As with all guest posts, the opinions expressed below are those of the guest authors and they do not represent the views of this websites administrator.

Press reports document the assassinations of more than mtaxni Muslim clerics and youth leaders since early From October to Decemberthere were attacks, including 70 combat engagements, 39 grenade attacks and 43 assassinations of Somalis believed to be assisting the invaders or obstructing Al-Shabaab.

The wave of extra-judicial killings and disappearances has done nothing to stem the flow of grenade and bomb attacks. But it is strikingly effective, especially as the Kenyan press has not reported military casualties and has adopted an often explicitly anti-Muslim tone.

Williams, Counter-insurgency in Somalia: They are now doing it in the belief that they gxidi being harassed, killed, and the only way is to fight back. From the beginning of the invasion, there was awareness that Al-Shabaab had the potential to mount retaliatory attacks in Kenya.

A strategy of choice or necessity? This plays to the fractures that already exist in Kenya’s politics. Drawing upon studies of the politics of Kenya’s Muslim communities, 12 we suggest that Al-Shabaab is likely to exploit the deeply rooted disaffection amongst the peoples of the Kenya coast and north-east in gaining recruits to its banner. Taxes were paid to Al-Shabaab in this trade also. But then Kenya’s President Kenyatta declared that the attack had nothing to do with Al-Shabaab, but was the product of local politics.

The first issue was published in Apriland up to November four issues have been produced. According to Gregory Deacon and Gabrielle Lynch, Kenya’s politics is not only fiercely dominated by a Christian ethos, but this has taken on a pentecostal and stridently evangelical tone which at best excludes Muslims and at worst is openly hostile to them.

According to the video released by Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahidin showing one of the Kenya captives by the name Mulle, Yesse Edward a former Distict Officer of Burdei pleading with the Kenyan government to yaidi its army from Somalia, Kenya seems to be losing. Instead of thinking about Al-Shabaab only in its cultural terms, and thereby emphasizing clan and religion, Bryden views the movement primarily as mtaanni insurgency: It is not entirely clear what provoked the violent bloodletting that occurred within the ranks of the movement in Junealthough there has been speculation about the long-running disagreements between those of a nationalist persuasion and those who more firmly advocate a jihadist message, while recent disaffection among foreign fighters within the mujahideen has been well documented.


Idriss had emerged as a leading campaigner against radicalization and jihadist teachings, although the Kenya security forces had previously implicated him and other CIPK leaders in supporting terrorism.

It gaifi therefore imperative for Kenya to be aware of where they have plunged themselves. Intelligence gathered in early suggested that Al-Shabaab’s 5,strong militia was still largely intact and fully operational, that they had stockpiled weapons in anticipation of mounting a retaliatory assault once international forces had reduced in intensity, and that the loss of Kismayo made no difference to their capacity to function in southern Somalia.

Without more resources, and especially without the helicopters they have so frequently requested, 74 the KDF will be reluctant to take the fight to their mhaani. They are sowing a seed of hatred amongst them, their leaders and followers. The conduct of the operation was ill-disciplined and poorly supervised. Yet, despite its defeats, this Islamist organization remains a potent and dangerous force: The first of these took place within days of the KDF’s invasion, with grenade and IED blasts in Garissa, attacks on police posts and checkpoints around Mandera, and explosions in the Dadaab refugee camp.

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Thus, the violent actions of Al-Shabaab are depicted as a rational reaction to oppression of all Muslims. But in adopting surrogate forces, the Kenyans saw themselves as following the Ethiopian example: This has been elaborated with greatest clarity by Matt Bryden.

Evidence assembled by the UN shows that 20 vessels left the port in November loaded withsacks of charcoal, and 22 vessels left in December withsacks. Related articles in Web of Science Google Scholar.

Tobias Hagmann, Talking Peace in the Ogaden: How long can Kenya sustain this war, and can victory be ensured? Evidently, al-Shabbab wants to appeal to the Kenyan street.

Gaidi Mtaani, Issue 1. In this poor region, the riches promised by Lamu’s development herald a brighter economic future: