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Monday, October 19, 2009

The Evil that is Al-Shabaab

Seriously?


 Is this style of long khimaar not modest enough? 

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"MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's hardline Islamist group al Shabaab has publicly whipped women for wearing bras they say violate Islam by constituting a deception, north Mogadishu residents said Friday.
The insurgent group, which seeks to impose a strict form of sharia Islamic law throughout Somalia, amputated a foot and a hand each from two young men accused of robbery earlier this month. They have also banned movies, musical ringtones, dancing at wedding ceremonies and playing or watching soccer."


So apparently it is ok to touch an unrelated woman to forcibly remove her undergarments because they constitute a "deception" by making her breasts firm. Personally, I don't think they should have been looking that closely at women's chests in the first place. Anyone ever heard of lowering the gaze?

Now we have another article demonstrating Al-Shabaab's increasingly perverted view of religion.

"KISMAYU, Somalia (Reuters) - The 17-year-old winner of a Koran recital and general knowledge competition organised by al Shabaab rebels in Southern Somalia got an AK-47 gun, two hand grenades, a computer and an anti-tank mine as prizes."

The greatest impediment to Somalia ever experiencing peace and safety again isn't a force outside of Somalia, it is Somalis being recruited to this so-called Islamist movement. They used the presence of Ethiopian troops inside Somalia to recruit young men into their ranks. Now they are encroaching further into the interior of the country. They even have huge amounts of supporters in Europe and the U.S. 

East Africa has been in the midst of major drought for several years now. Is Al-Shabaab working to bring relief supplies into the country? Are they providing medical care in the villages? Are they bringing useful health training to young Somalis? The answer to all these questions is an emphatic No. They are wasting time punishing people for playing soccer, listening to music, not having beards, wearing bras,  and having the wrong type or color of khimaars.

They are promoting evil in their agenda and do not reflect the values of the Kingdom of God.

I am going to suggest something radical though, let's pray for them.
Only God himself can change the human heart from reflecting something dark and evil to reflecting his light.

In the words of Jesus,

You have heard it said: Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. However, I say to you: Love your enemies and pray for those who abuse you. (Matthew 5:44)

Oh God, change the hearts and minds of the men and women of Al-Shabaab who support this evil agenda that is destroying their people.I know that you love each human being that you created, please reveal yourself to them, show them that they are not following the path that leads to Jannah. Bring peace back to Somalia in our lifetime.

Amiin, InshaAllah

Soomaalieey waan idiin jeclahay.

13 comments:

NoortheNinjabi said...

SubhanaAllah. May Allah SWT make their victims as the shaheeds, ameen. This type of thing is unacceptable and shows the corruption of our times.

Susanne said...

Lord, please help these people know the love, peace and joy that YOU can bring to them. Change their hearts, help your believers to love them and overcome this evil with good. Amen.


Stacy, thank you for bringing this to our attention. I was thinking "what can we do?" and then saw your WONDERFUL idea and immediately smiled. Beautiful!

.::Tuttie::. said...

AMEEN!!!

why were they looking at their breast? and why did they feel they could touch a woman? this makes me so angry. I feel that as a woman I am constantly getting mad. Tantawi and his cronies trying to ban and remove the niqab and these idiots enforcing this on women. can't they just leave us alone?

angie nader said...

oh wow....
i wonder why men spend so much time makeing laws against a womans body. i mean goodness...how do they treat their wives?
a woman should be modest (everywhere, in all relgions and countries) but at the same time should not be taught to be ashamed of the body god gave them.

Mona said...

I know, I'm angry just reading this. The nerve!

The reverts secret said...

This is why so many people have the wrong impression of ISLAM and who would blame them....a sad post this makes me sad....!! :(

Sarah Plain And Short said...

what kind of laaame prize is that? i think the computer was nice...and that's about it.

Ahavah-Shim'on said...

What a wonderful prayer Fahiima... I shall also add my resounding: Aymen

Mrs. Sabreiah said...

What can I say.. what has the world come to.. just what has this world come to?!

Cawminsoon said...

What is strange to me is that all of these people commenting would believe such nonsense...just because this is reported in the media everyone is ready to attack these people...you people are not somali and know nothing about the somali language and people even if you speak the language or know some cultural things...you have never lived in somali never experienced it's pains and hardships...you've never had family members killed..and you sure as hell don't make a living just so you can support yourself and your family back home. We live in a world today where the truth and the falsehood are switched. truth becomes falsehood and falsehood truth. The media is bias even somali media...we should leave issues that we are ot even knowledgeable about just because we want to make an "omg" or "what is happening with the world" kinds of comments....there is a proxy war being planned by the u.s and other governments for their own interests in somalia's natural wealth and strategic location... Muslims we should stay away from idle talk such as this because you do not know the truth and do not want to be held accountable for talking wrong about your brothers and sisters whereever they are...these actions only harden the heart


p.s trust me when I say you have NO IDEA what is happening in soamlia right now

Anonymous said...

So, Cawminsoon,

Tell us what is going on in Somalia right now since you claim to know everything. Quit acting like a know it all and tell us what is going on. You aren't making any supporters or friends here by your know it all attitude.

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

@Cawminsoon, While i am not ethnically Somali, I do speak Somali and am a part of the Somali community. I stand united with the millions of Somalis who want to see their country free and prosperous again, InshaAllah.
Al-Shabaab is a bunch of young ignorant men who are manipulated to join a group who commits violent acts against innocent people in a starving land.
I pray that they will turn from their wicked ways.

乙áђгá said...

I have to agree with Cawminsoon, I am ethnically Somali and I have relatives in Somalia, and there is so much going on there right now but these stories are Obviously pure fiction! Simply, because Somalis know Islamic Laws very well and know that this is not acceptable..Anyone that is familiar with the struggles of this Somali people for the past 20 years can see that Somalis COULD NOT be manipulated by a young of ignorant men! They simply would not allow this nonsens!