Thursday, July 2, 2009

AL SHABAAB MEETING IN GOTHENBURG

I am reading in the local newspaper (Gothenburg's Post) that the spiritual leader of Al-Shabaab, Xasaan Xuseen, will attend a meeting at the Bellevue Mosque in Gothenburg. According to the newspaper, his mission for the visit is to collect money and recruit new members.

In the news: EU sends warning to Somali militants. [Via Terror Free Somalia Foundation.]

The Swedish special envoy to the Somali Peace Process, Mr Joran Bjallerstedt, ruled out any quick-fix measures in the rehabilitation of Somalia.

In a subtle warning to the militia, Mr Bjallerstedt dismissed them as “having no idea beyond the overthrowing the legitimate government.”

He noted that with the collapsed infrastructure in Somalia, the Al Shabaab militia would find it hard to run the country should they overthrow the government.

“... these insurgents will just cause problems within small territories in Somalia, they cannot manage the whole country,” he said. (July 1, 2009, Daily Nation.)


Related: My post, TERRORIST LINKED TO MOSQUE IN STOCKHOLM.