Al-Shabaab’s spokesman addresses Somali clans & public to rise up against Ethiopian “occupation”
Mogadishu (Harar24)- In an attempt to rally the Somali people against the latest Ethiopian invasion of south and central Somalia, Sheikh Ali Mahamud Rage “Ali Dhere” the official spokesman of the Al-Shabaab organization told the Somali People to stand alongside them to remove once and for all their “arch enemy from their land”.
In a 20 minutes speech broadcasted by the local media, Sheikh Ali Dhere addressed the Somali clans in particular and the Somali people in general that their “long time enemy has once again invaded their land and are here kill their people, loot their resources and rape their woman, and the only option available is to fight against the occupiers who didn’t come here by your request but rather came to enslave you.”
“We want to remind the Somali clans about the history of Ethiopian enemy and the behavior of their long time enemy, we want to remind them how they killed our men, raped our women, desecrated our Holy Quran and looted our riches, they are here yet again to commit the same crimes.” Said Sheikh Ali Dhere
With such strong words Sheikh Ali Dhere attempted to incite the Somali people to rise up against the Ethiopian “occupier” and to support the Al-Shabaab movement “who were the only ones who could resist the Ethiopian enemy”.
This recent audio message by Sheikh Ali Dhere is part of a series of attempts by the Islamist organization to rally the Somali people against the Ethiopian forces ever since they joined the AMISOM. Al-Shabaab have been hosting rallies, demonstrations, conferences led by clan elders & religious leaders all in an attempt to unify the people against the Ethiopian forces.