Update from our cultural enrichment department:
“A 44 year old Somali man has been found guilty by the court in Frederiksberg (Copenhagen) for raping his own 11 year old daughter. He is sentenced to two years and six months in jail. On top he will be deported from Denmark and never allowed to return to Denmark.”
Obama Proposes Arming Muslim Brotherhood in Somalia (But don’t worry, he’s a Christian. He said so!)
Obama decided this week that theÂ Muslim Brotherhood-linked regime ruling parts of SomaliaÂ out of the capital city Mogadishu is eligible to receive U.S. military aid and weapons, sending a memo to Secretary of State John Kerry announcing the new finding and laying the ground work for even more foreign entanglements in Africa.
The Obama administration formally recognized the Muslim Brotherhood-linked regime of Somali “President” Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in January â€” the first time a U.S. administration has officially recognized a Somali “government” since 1991.
Providing military assistance to the Somali government is in the interest of U.S. national security, President Barack Obama said in a memorandum.
Obama issued a notice to Secretary of State John Kerry noting his position on arms exports to Somalia.
“I hereby find that the furnishing of defense articles and defense services to the Federal Republic of Somalia will strengthen the security of the United States and promote world peace,” Obama’s memo stated.
Giving weapons to the Muslim Brotherhood is bound to promote world peace. How could it not?
But wait, there’s more:
And to think that people get paid big bucks to come up with stuff likeÂ this:
The World Bank says the only way to end piracy off Somalia’s coast is to create a viable Somali state.
Marvellous! Lets reward the pirates for their crimes and built them a state!
Claiming the promise of Paradise given by Allah to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah (Qur’an 9:111).
“Somalia: 16 killed in Islamic extremist assault on courthouse,” by Abdi Guled and Jason Straziuso forÂ The Associated Press, April 14:
MOGADISHU, SOMALIAâ€”Nine al-Shabab Islamic extremists, most wearing suicide vests, stormed Somalia’s main court complex on Sunday while the Supreme Court was in session, firing a barrage of bullets during a running gun battle with security forces that lasted two hours, officials said.
In aÂ reportÂ Thursday, the World Bank says delivering essential services to the entire country, reducing poverty, and creating opportunity are keys to ending the problem.
The report notes Somali pirates have pulled in an average of more than $50 million per year in ransom payments since 2005.
Pirate activity has dropped sharply over the past two years but the report says it continues to affect the economies of neighboring countries – particularly in the areas of tourism and fishing exports.
The report says current anti-piracy measures such as international naval patrols and armed guards on ship are costly and may not be sustainable.
The report notes thatÂ Somali pirates rely heavily on onshore support from government officials, business people, clan elders, militias and local communities in order to secure regular access to the coast where they keep their hijacked ships.
Senior World Bank economist Quy Toan-Doy says thatÂ any long term solutions will involve forging a political contract with local power holders.
Um, you mean the ones who prop upÂ the pirates and benefit in a big way from the piracy? Yeah, that ought to work.