Friday, December 15, 2006

Somalia's jihadists: CAIR loves 'em, State says negotiate with 'em!

From Little Green Footballs:
Leaders of the Religion of Peace™ in Somalia are calling for jihad against the Somali government and against Ethiopia: Somali leader: Door to peace talks shut.

And they don’t mean that “peaceful inner struggle” sort of jihad.
Tension has been mounting in recent weeks between Somalia’s government, which has Western and U.N. recognition but little authority on the ground, and the Council of Islamic Courts, which controls most of southern Somalia. The Islamists have vowed to launch a holy war starting Tuesday unless Ethiopian troops supporting the government leave Somalia.

“The fighting can happen at any time now,” Yusuf said, adding that his administration will not be the first to attack.

The Islamic courts have been steadily gaining power since June, raising concerns about an emerging Taliban-style regime. The United States accuses the group of having ties to al-Qaida, which it denies.

“Al-Qaida is opening up shop in Somalia,” Yusuf warned. “This is a new chapter and part of the terror group’s plan to wage war against the West.”

Earlier Friday, Islamic leaders in the capital, Mogadishu, distributed sermons about holy war to be read at the city’s mosques during prayers — the latest attempt to galvanize the nation as it slides toward war.

“The sermon concerns the holy war on Ethiopian troops inside Somalia,” Islamic official Sheik Hussein Abdullahi Barre told the AP. He added, “What we want is that Friday’s sermon should be concerned about jihad.”
The Council on American Islamic Relations called the takeover of Somalia by Islamic militants “a positive change.”

And our State Department is on the job, telling Ethiopia to talk to the jihadis.
On Thursday, the State Department’s senior official on Africa said the United States does not want an Ethiopian military buildup in Somalia, despite the growing strength of the Islamic movement.

“We have said repeatedly that the only solution to the crisis in Somalia is through dialogue,” said Jendayi Frazer, the assistant secretary of state for African affairs.
CAIR fancies themselves to be the voice of Muslim reason in America, yet they welcome the jihadists' takeover of Somalia. Meanwhile, our illustrious State Dept. is advocating that Ethiopia do what we have vowed to never do: negotiate with terrorists.

Un-freakin'-believable. That's crazier than Nancy Pelosi appearing in a Mississippi Baptist Church!