UPDATE 3/29 5:41 PM: Ḥarakat al-Shabāb al-Mujāhidīn’s media outlet al-Katāi’b Media presents a French translation of the below audio message. This is not the first time al-Shabāb has published a release in French. Back in June 2010 they released a video with captured French security advisor Denis Allex who plead to French citizens and his government to release him.
NOTE: In addition to the audio Ḥarakat al-Shabāb al-Mujāhidīn also released an English translation of the below audio message:
All thanks and praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and the good end is for those conscious of Allah, and there is no aggression except against the oppressors.
This word is addressed to the people of Burundi.
It seems that your soldiers and young men have been deceived and do not have much understanding with regard to the reality that lies in Mogadishu.
You should be aware of the fact that states and alliances many times more powerful than you, have been crushed in Mogadishu.
The Americans failed in it, and so did an alliance which consisted of countries around the world.
In it, the Ethiopians – who brought a force many times more powerful than yours – were slain en masse.
And your own defeat has begun, evidenced by the corpses of your soldiers being dragged through the streets and captured as prisoners of war.
If you fail to draw lessons from this, your defeat will be worse than that which overtook the previous usurping occupiers.
Don’t let your soldiers become of those in service of the western community’s interests… and altruistically destroyed in Mogadishu.
Eventually, you will certainly be forced to leave the country. Today, the choice is yours: to leave while your losses are still relatively small or to leave after your soldiers have been crushed and heavy losses have been inflicted upon you.
Allah, the most Exalted, says:
“Or do they say, “We are an assembly supporting”? Their assembly will be defeated, and they will turn their backs. Nay, but the Hour is their appointment (for due punishment), and the Hour is more disastrous and more bitter.” [Al-Qamar: 44-46]
And the last of our prayers, is that all thanks and praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds.