Somalia: Islamist Militants Deprive 1.3 Million People Of Food, Clean Water And Health Care After Banning Muslim Aid
Apparently, banning Samosas from non-Muslim aid agencies wasn’t enough …
Revelation 6:8b, “… And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”
By Feisal Omar – “MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia’s al Shabaab militants said on Monday they had banned Muslim aid agency Islamic Relief from areas under their control, a move that would deprive 1.3 million people of food, clean water and health care.
Islamic Relief, one of few international aid agencies able to work in al Shabaab-run areas, said it had not been notified by the rebels that its permit had been revoked and that a ban would also threaten access to areas under government control.
Faced with a military offensive by African Union and Somali forces, the al Qaeda-linked insurgents have pulled out of a number of urban strongholds in southern and central Somalia. They still hold sway over vast rural areas where the central government and regional administrations have minimal control.
Al Shabaab accused the humanitarian organisation of working with other relief groups it had already expelled.
‘Islamic relief was found to be covertly extending the operations of banned organisations, particularly WFP,’ al Shabaab said on Twitter, referring to the United Nations’ food agency, World Food Programme.
An al Shabaab spokesman confirmed that the Twitter messages were authentic.
‘Islamic Relief has repeatedly failed, despite persistent warnings, to comply with (our) operational guidelines,’ the rebels’ Twitter feed said.” Read more.
Flashback: Islamist Group Bans Samosas After Deciding They’re Too ‘Christian’ – “Apparently triangles are not halal in Somalia. These exceptionally deep-thinking Islamists would rather see children starve to death than see them eat a three-sided snack food. It might remind somebody of the Trinity. Finally, I understand my addiction to Doritos. And thank goodness it never snows in Somalia, otherwise Jack Handey bin Laden would have to issue a fatwa against Jack Frost bin Chillin, and we’d never enjoy a White Christmas ever again …” Read more.
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