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Somali Muslims Murder 31 (More) Muslims

From those tireless defenders of the faith at Reuters:

Somali militants storm hotel, 31 reported dead

By Ibrahim Mohamed
August 24, 2010

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Insurgents in army uniforms stormed a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu frequented by government officials on Tuesday, killing at least 31 people including legislators, the government said.

The hardline al Shabaab Islamists who have been fighting for three years to oust the fragile Western-backed "transitional government," and control most of the city, claimed the attack.

You see. These are “hardline” “insurgents.” Not terrorists. After all, we don’t want to stigmatize a heroic attack on civilians in a hotel.

The Information Ministry said the 31 dead included six members of parliament and five government security personnel.

"The blood of the dead is leaking out of the hotel," said Information Minister Abdirahman Osman.

The assault underscored the failure of the government and more than 6,300 mostly Ugandan African Union peacekeepers to bring order after nearly two decades of anarchy, making Somalia a continual source of instability for east Africa.

Apparently, African Union peacekeepers are almost as effective UN peacekeepers.

Last month al Shabaab expanded its reach as far as Uganda, claiming a double suicide bombing of packed bars in the capital Kampala, to put pressure on it to pull its troops out.

Those attacks killed more than 70 people and jolted the African Union into increasing the peacekeeping contingent and considering giving it a mandate to fight the rebels.

On Tuesday, al Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage told reporters in Mogadishu that its fighters had "carried out an operation at Hotel Muna" and succeeded in killing government and intelligence officials, MPs and civil servants.

What a triumph.

The Muna Hotel stands in one of the small nominally government-controlled areas of the capital, between the presidential palace and the Indian Ocean.

Osman said one gunman had been captured. His ministry said two others had blown themselves up, and that sporadic gunfire and shelling were continuing in the area…

The security source said more than 300 armed al Shabaab fighters were thought to live in the supposedly government-controlled neighborhood.

"They disguise themselves as civilians running different smaller businesses and working in different restaurants and shops," he said.

Just like in our country.

The insurgents control large areas of central and south Somalia, and have attracted a large number of foreign fighters to their cause.

Analysts agree that, despite their worries about Somalia serving as a base for international Islamist militancy, there is no appetite among Western powers to send forces to Somalia

No, it’s not like Somalia is strategically situated to affect international shipping or anything.

Still, couldn’t someone just erect a $100 million dollar ‘bridge building’ mosque in the area, to smooth things over?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Somali Muslims Murder 31 (More) Muslims”

  1. NoNeoCommies

    There may be no appetite amongst the politicians, but many of us want to go back there and wipe out every remnant of those involved in “Blackhawk Down”.
    We could tell the world we are tired of being a accused of being “Imperialist” and have decided to start “being” Imperialist.
    Just turn it into a big military base and build a real infrastructure for the country.
    We can finance it by pulling aid from every nation that complains and the average Somali will see a marked improvement in their standard of living.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Yes, aid to third world nations must never go through that nation’s government. It must go directly to the people if it goes there at all. As you said, cutting them off can result in a huge improvement for the people by disempowering the government. Bingo.

  2. Liberals Demise

    Soon to be the Headlines on the NYT front page, “Muslims Murder Pedestrians at the Area Once Called Ground Zero”.

    Kinda grabs ya now don’t it?

  3. GetBackJack

    Americans still associate Islam with violence
    By Daniel Trotta – Fri Aug 20, 2010

    Apparently, gross stupidity is part of the curriculum of reporters going through NewSpeak Government Media college.

  4. “The assault underscored the failure of the government and more than 6,300 mostly Ugandan African Union peacekeepers to bring order after nearly two decades of anarchy…”

    Seriously? That’s what this bloody massacre underscores??

    I disagree, Rueters.

    A rational, thinking person would conclude that this bloody massacre underscores the continued murder and violence these war mongering, Islamo-fascist employ in an attempt advance their brutal thug-ocracy religion of peace.

    But I’m silly that way.

  5. pamypo

    31 less to worry about coming to ny for a place to worship.

  6. OxyCon

    You just gotta know that Imam Rauf thinks the Somalians deserve to be murdered by Muslims because in some way they must have hurt some Muslim’s feelings in the past.

  7. jackal40

    I’m almost tempted to set up something akin to the National Debt Clock, which counts the number of Muslims killed by Muslims. Problem is, I don’t care if they are killing each other. I only care when they apply their wacky rules to non-muslims.


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