New statement from Ḥarakat al-Shabāb al-Mujāhidīn: "Meles Zenawi: Turning a New Page"

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Mogadishu (21/08/2012) – The death of the Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi brings to a conclusion a dark chapter in the history of the East African Horn; not only for the millions of Muslims who’ve suffered under his brutal dictatorship and oppressive policies at home, but also for the thousands of Muslims killed in Somalia as a result of the persistent Ethiopian invasions.
In an attempt to consolidate his hold on power, Zenawi has tirelessly been engaged in a multi-pronged strategy of annexing Somali Muslim territories into Ethiopia on the one hand, and fighting Islam as a proxy in the West’s war against Islam on the other. But despite the numerous attempts to conquer the will of the Muslims of Somalia and bring them under the subjugation of the Ethiopian regime, Zenawi died a bitter man after having miserably failed to accomplish either of his objectives.
It’s not only the Muslims of Somalia who bore the full brunt of Zenawi’s brutal regime, but millions of indigenous tribes who have long been suppressed by the dictator’s heavy-handed methods and silently suffered in solitude are today beginning to sense a fresh air of hope across the horizon.
The death of Zenawi will remove major obstacles in the path towards reform in the country and provide a golden opportunity to the Muslims in Ethiopia to strive towards openly practising and propagating their faith. We encourage the Muslims of Ethiopia to rise and revolt against what is left of the dictator’s repressive regime and implement the Shari’ah of Islam. Tyrannical regimes will come and go, but the Truth of Islam shall continue to prevail and enlighten the population in all corners of the world.
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Harakat Al-Shabaab Al-Mujahideen