July 12, 2010
Somali Shebab claim Uganda bombing
It's hard to exaggerate the reprehensibility of bombing a simple group of folks watching the World Cup, and then claiming 'Islamic principles.' The Shebab very much need to be taught a lesson, and Moweri is quite right. Attack soldiers, boming
FT.com - Somali Islamists claim Uganda blasts
Militant Islamists from Somalia on Monday claimed responsibility for a series of bomb blasts that killed at least 74 people as they watched the World Cup final in Kampala, Uganda’s capital.
The co-ordinated terrorist attacks on Sunday night were among the worst to have occurred in sub-Saharan Africa. They targeted an Ethiopian restaurant popular with expatriates, and a rugby club packed with football fans watching the final moments of Holland versus Spain.
Hospitals in Kampala were overwhelmed on Monday with the wounded, as Ugandans reacted with shock and fear to the attack on their usually peaceful capital.
“This shows you the criminality and terrorism that I have been talking about,” Yoweri Museveni, Uganda’s president, said at the site of one of the attacks. “If you want to fight, go and look for soldiers, don’t bomb people watching football.”
Ugandan authorities suspected Somali involvement in the killings, but by Monday afternoon, when spokesmen for the al-Qaeda-inspired al-Shabaab militia claimed responsibility, little firm evidence had emerged. ...
“We will carry out attacks against our enemy wherever they are,” Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage, an al-Shabaab spokesman in Mogadishu, told the Associated Press news agency, claiming responsibility for the explosions. “No one will deter us from performing our Islamic duty.”
Ali Mohamud's Islamic duty is to go to hell as a criminal and murderer.
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Reprehensible and disgusting. Though I wish that Museveni would equally condemn the reprehensible and disgusting actions of Ugandan troops that have been wreaking bloodshed and murder against innocent Somalis for the last several years. Everyone was up in arms about those horrible extremists in al Shebab banning soccer awhile back, but it was more of a public safety issue than "Allah hates His slaves kicking around black and white balls" when AU forces seven kids playing soccer at a playground in Mogadishu.
Doesn't make bombing a bunch of uninvolved shlubs watching a crappy soccer game any kind of understandable, but like Hogan says, oppressed people suck. And do sucky things, on a constant sucky basis.
Posted by: sebkha at July 13, 2010 07:08 PM
that should read AU forces *killed seven kids.
Posted by: sebkha at July 13, 2010 07:09 PM
Your comments are utter tripe.
Primo, the idea that the Shebab are banning football (and football watching) as a 'public safety measure' is some of the most bankrupt apologetics I can possibly imagine.
Second, calling the Shebab oppressed is daft.
Third, collateral damage happens, and unless you have some substance to support the rhetoric, I feel quite comfortable dismissing this idiotic reply.
Posted by: The Lounsbury at July 14, 2010 03:39 PM
Well dissenting comment: play in Somalia, expect to be stung. Don't go there then cry rape.
'public safety measure' indeed.. It turned out pretty much unsafe huh?
3ar 3lik a sebkha, 3ar 3lik!
Posted by: xoussef at July 16, 2010 09:03 PM