All praise be to Allah, Lord of all that Exists, and may peace and blessings be upon the Imam of the Mujahideen and the Seal of the Prophets; the Best of Creation Muhammad ibn Abdullah, and upon his family and Companions in their entirety.
“And fight the polytheists all together as they fight you all together” [Surah at-Tawbah: 36]
The decision to more than double the number of AMISOM troops in Somalia means that the Jihad has entered a new phase, where there are greater risks for the Mujahideen, but greater opportunities for them as well, with the permission of Allah.
On top of the fact that the number of AU troops will be more than doubled – from 8 000 to over 17 000 – the number of nations openly waging war against the Mujahideen is also growing rapidly. In addition to the Ugandan and Burundian troops already battling the Mujahideen we must add the Ethiopian and Kenyan armed forces, both of whom have invaded Somalia in recent months.
Djibouti has also agreed to send thousands more troops, as has Sierra Leone. But the long list of African nations contributing to the bloodshed in Somalia should never disguise the fact that the real enemies of the Mujahideen are actually the Western powers buying the cooperation of the African nations with so-called ‘aid’ money (and threats of withdrawing all political, economic and military assistance should these nations decide not to contribute troops to the cause).
American drones have been attacking targets throughout Somalia, and the Americans are certainly not the only Western nation carrying out military and intelligence operations in Somalia.
In addition to this there are large numbers of Western contractors – both government and private – training the Apostate forces both inside Somalia itself as well as in the surrounding countries.
The Ethiopian and Kenyan forces seem to have acted unilaterally in their haste to cross the border into Somalia – but there is no doubt that their assaults were planned in consultation with one another, and with their Western masters. The West knows that the African Union is beset with internal rivalries and plagued by the excessive ‘red-tape’ that is inevitable in any such organisation, which means that any action it takes will be slow and often ineffective.
In the same way that the Zionist Crusaders completely ignore the United Nations whenever it suits them – such as when they wish to wage an illegal war against Islam – so too the African Crusaders have been taught to bypass the United Nations and the African Union when it comes to killing Muslims.
“When it is said to them: “Make not mischief on the earth,” they say: “Why, we only want to make peace!”” [Surah al-Baqarah: 11]
Thus, Kenyan fighter jets have been killing civilians in and around Kismayo, while Ethiopian tanks have recently rolled into Beledweyne, adding yet another chapter to their bloody history in Somalia.
There is some talk that the Ethiopian troops will be quietly withdrawn and switched for troops from other African nations: for even the Apostates and the grave-worshippers find it difficult to stomach the presence of the hated Ethiopian forces inside Somalia for long.
Meanwhile the Kenyan forces will remain – but will be ‘re-hatted’ and designated as being part of the AMISOM force. SubhanAllah! It is as if merely changing the colour of the hat on their heads somehow makes their illegal invasion and all the subsequent atrocities they committed perfectly acceptable!
So what can we learn from the current situation is Somalia?
1.) Undoubtedly these latest developments are proof that the decision to strategically redeploy some of the Mujahideen from Mogadishu was the correct tactic: the Disbelievers have realised that a far larger force will be needed to maintain any façade of control. Every soldier sent to Somalia us ultimately financed by the Americans, and their current economic problems speak for themselves.
2.) The presence of more foreign forces – especially the Ethiopians – will backfire and actually increase and not decrease support for the Mujahideen. The long-suffering Somali people will not tolerate the Disbelievers violating their honour and the sanctity of their homes and holy places.
3.) As the enemies of Islam have put aside their numerous, significant differences in order to work towards a common goal – preventing the application of the Shariah in Somalia. They have worked together regardless of the colour of their skin, their cultural background, socio-economic status, the language they speak etc… Hence the Ummah must also put aside their differences and also overlook any perceived shortcomings in the Mujahideen – which in any case are largely the result of the pathetic propaganda of the Disbelievers and the Apostates.
How quickly some brothers seem to forget the words of Allah:
“O ye who believe! If a wicked person comes to you with any news, ascertain the truth, lest ye harm people unwittingly, and afterwards become full of repentance for what ye have done” [Surah al-Hujurat: 6]
While individual members of the Mujahideen have made some mistakes in Somalia, so did some members of the armies of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) as well as the armies led by the Sahabah (may Allah be pleased with them all) and those of the Tabiien (may Allah have Mercy on them all)
Wallahi brothers, if you are waiting for an army that is purer than that of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) then you will be waiting until the Day of Judgement in vain.
Of course the Mujahideen – the Ansar as well as well as the Muhajireen – must also put aside all of their differences to work towards the goal of expelling the Disbelievers and establishing the Shariah. There has been no better example in the modern era than the merger than the many factions of Hizbul Islam and Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen into one united force holding firm to the rope of Allah, may Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) reward them all. Of course problems and tensions will arise: it is inevitable when you are living together with brothers from all over the world, separated from your friends and family by thousands of kilometres, and living a difficult life where there is constant danger of attack, with none of the modern conveniences so many of us take for granted. Our brother Abu Mansour al-Amriki (may Allah protect him) explained all of this wonderfully well in his recent lecture “Lessons Learned”, may Allah reward him for every word.
Now is not the time for divisions – be they strategic, doctrinal or tribal (we seek Allah’s protection) – to get in the way of progress. Rather this is a time for consolidation and reflection. The Mujahideen in Somalia have opportunities that other Mujahideen can only dream of – where else on earth do we see the leaders of the Mujahideen able to lead the Eid prayers in front of thousands of Believers? The hopes of the Ummah lie with the Mujahideen in Somalia, as do their prayers.
And so, we ask Allah to keep the righteous Mujahideen firmly united on the Straight Path they have followed thus far.
We ask Allah to strengthen their ranks, and straighten their aim.
We ask Allah that the Jihadi media groups be able to combat the propaganda of the Crusader’s media machine, and expose the realities on the ground in Somalia.
We ask Allah increase the hatred and enmity amongst the coalition of Crusaders, be they Western or African, and to sow further discord amongst the Apostates and the grave-worshippers.
We ask Allah that the blood of the martyrs not be spilled in vain, and that He (SWT) eases the suffering of the patient families of the martyrs and the prisoners.
We ask Allah to reward those sincere scholars who have already called the people to Jihad and Hijrah and to guide those sincere scholars who have not yet done so, for whatever reason.
We ask Allah to protect the Mujahideen, and especially their leadership, from amongst the Ansar and the Muhajireen. They have sacrificed so much already, but we ask that they have the strength to continue to strive with their lives and their wealth in Your Cause.
“Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins, and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. Thou art our Protector; Help us against those who stand against faith” [Surah al-Baqarah: 286]
And our final prayer is that all praise be to Allah, the Lord of all that exists, and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Prophet Muhammad and upon his family and his Companions in their entirety.
Friday, January 13th 2012