Min Fiqi calls Al Shabaab spokesperson a hypocrite for pretending to care about Somali organizations

Monday, January 30, 2023

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Mogadishu (AX) – Somalia’s Minister of Interior, Federal Affairs and Reconciliation, Ahmed Moallim Fiqi, stated current remarks by Al Shabaab spokesperson Ali Mohamud Rage Ali Dheere highlighted the hypocrisy of the group.

In a Facebook postthe minister stated Dheere went to excessive lengths to seem sympathetic to the plight of normal Somali entrepreneurs when his group was straight accountable for destroying their organizations.” Ali Khawaarij used to say “Alhamdulillah” (praise the Lord) when he (Al Shabaab) demolished hotels and homes. Doesn’t that property belong to the Somali people? The animals he used to steal for their fake zakat, the people’s cars they burned or stole or the homes blown up by landmines because they couldn’t pay the extortion fee. What about the hundreds of other aggressions that the Somali people face?”

The minister went on to say that Dheere’s phrases spotlight the developing discontent inside Al Shabaab and exhibit that the authorities’s offensive is working.

“Is Ali Khawarij oblivious to the reality that the individuals he addresses are the same people whose hardships he celebrated – and exclaims ‘Alhamdulillah.'” Did he overlook, or was he confused by the devastating blows his group (Al Shabaab) has obtained .”

Fiqi’s remarks got here because the Somali authorities stated it’d publicly disclose thousands and thousands of {dollars} in funds confiscated by authorities. Earlier this month, Somalia introduced the closure of over 250 militant-linked accounts in 4 banks, as properly because the closure of round 70 cellular telephones used for cash transfers by the militant

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