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December 14, 2020

Breakfast for Fools: DusitD2 attackers gave their lives for folly

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Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militant group released a video of the terrorists involved in the Dusit attack. The video features the dejected faces of the terrorists who attacked the business complex on January 15, 2019 that also hosts the Dusit D2 luxury hotel. During the attack, 21 people were killed and at least 28 injured. Three Kenyans and two Somalis linked to the Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Garissa County carried out the January attack claimed by Al-Shabaab on the DusitD2 hotel complex in Nairobi.

The video features the faces of the assailants namely: Mahir Khalid Riziki (Kenyan), Osman Hassan Ahmad (Kenyan), Muhammad Adam Nur(Somali), Abdulqani Arab Yusuf(Somali) and Ali Salim Gichunge (Kenyan). It shows the group of five having breakfast together, prior to the attack and Osman Hassan the coward, giving a short speech is overcome with fear and cries before quickly continuing to talk to the demoralised audience. The video also features the teachings of Sheikh Aboud Rogo, who was an Islamist extremist who organised funding for the Al Shabaab militia.

In the video Aboud Rogo claims that Somalia is where the true Jihad is, describing jihad in his own twisted terms as the fight of Muslims against non-believers. This would be true if only the Al Shabaab hadn’t claimed the lives of thousands of Muslims in Somalia. To date it is estimated the extremist group has taken the lives of over 5,000 people, with 90% of this number being Muslims, so how is this true Jihad? Muslims killing Muslims?

Allah Almighty states unambiguously in the Quran: “Nor take life — which Allah has made sacred — except for just cause. And if anyone is slain wrongfully, we have given his heir authority (to demand retaliation or to forgive):” [Quran 17:33] All Five lost their lives to the foolish cause that is Islamist extremism, victims to the political ambitions of those who would take advantage of their ignorance and lack of understanding of the religion of Islam, which itself is a religion of peace.

 

 

 

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