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Somalia Names Suspected Al-Qaida Associate Leader

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posted on Jun, 25 2006 @ 08:20 PM
The Islamic militia that controls Somalis capital has names a suspected terrorist as its leader, The militias new leader has condemned the interim government and opposes western style government for Somalia.
MOGADISHU, Somalia — The Islamic militia that controls Somalia's capital and just named a suspected al-Qaida associate as its leader said Sunday it is still willing to negotiate with the weak interim government that has been sitting in the unstable country's west.

The militia's new leader, Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, condemned the interim government in the past and said he opposed Western-style democracy for Somalia. He could not be reached for comment Sunday; several officials said he was not in Mogadishu.

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Well, when the militants took control of Mogadishu they did say there was not there intention to support terror. The appointment of a leader with suspected ties to terror I don't think will support those statements. The article also goes on the say that the only way to emerge from fifteen years of war is with a strong central government, and so the government will be based on Islamic law, go fig. I often wonder how much of the world lives in freedom.

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