Al Shabaab Do Not Practice True Islam

Salāt al-jumu‘ah, “Friday prayer”, is a congregational prayer that Muslims hold every Friday, just after noon instead of the Dhuhr “noon prayer” which is the prayer after midday. Unlike other prayers which can be done anywhere Salāt al-jumu‘ahis conducted in mosques and Muslims are expected to attend and it as documented in the Quran.

“O ye who believe!  When the call is proclaimed to prayer on Friday (the day of assembly) hastens earnestly to the Remembrance of Allah and leave off business (and traffic): that is best for you if ye but knew! “

To leave any and all worldly pursuits and earnestly attend the Friday mid-day sermon and congregational prayer is an absolutely obligatory command of the Allah upon those who have professed belief in Him.

Violent extremists and terrorist like Al shabaab militia claim to be Muslims yet they do not perform basic Muslim requirements like the Salāt al-jumu‘ah. Al shabaab camps are normally in hidden places like dense forests hence they cannot access mosques on Fridays to perform the congregational prayers which Muslims are obliged to.

Furthermore, they are afraid of leaving their camps due to the fear of being captured or killed by the security forces. That is just a clear indication that they are not true Muslims and are just hiding behind religion while tainting the name of Islam.

In addition to all the above they carry out attacks on Friday instead of holding the day dear and respecting it as required by the Quran.

The Friday prayer is of great importance to Muslims and one should endeavour to participate. A Muslim should, therefore, never attempt to miss it. To miss even one Jumu’ah prayer without a legally valid excuse is highly sinful, and to miss three is totally unacceptable. Since they do not practice the basics of Islam we can conclude that terrorists are not Muslims.

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KDF Builds Back Once War-Torn Communities In Regions Of Somalia

Locals from Somalia’s Hoosingo and its environs on Monday 11th 2018 received free medical services from the Kenya Defence Force troops. The medical camp put up at the town’s health centre comes days after rains subsided leaving the community at the risk of waterborne diseases. The residents who turned up in masses received treatment as some showed up for routine checkups.

The area was hit by a cholera scare prompting the KDF troops to move in swiftly to mitigate the situation. During the medical camp, three cases were confirmed positive for Cholera and the troops have put necessary measures to avoid any spread.

Ahmed Abdullahi a father of three was in tears as his three-year-old received treatment, he went ahead to narrate how his wife died during an Al Shabaab attack, Ahmed himself suffers from diabetes and also received treatment at the camp. He lauded the security personnel for providing moral support through counselling and availing follow up sessions, which he says have been very helpful since he lost his wife.

As part of building back the community that has been affected by Al Shabaab attacks in the past, KDF troops continue to engage with residents to ensure that normalcy returns to the area. In the spirit of Ramadan, the troops also donated assorted food items to the locals. In appreciation, area councilman Sheikh Noor Mohammed invited the troops to join the villagers during Iftar, (breaking the fast).

Security Forces Move To Counter Apparent Attacks On Kenya

Security has been beefed up in parts of North Eastern and Coastal regions following reports Al Shabaab plans attacks ahead of the marking of Eid ul Fitr on Friday.

According to Police spokesman Charles Owino, more security agents had been deployed in Witu, Mpeketoni and other places in Lamu county where there are fears of an imminent attack after the attackers were spotted in Boni Forest.

“As we prepare to celebrate with our Muslim brothers and sisters the Eid ul Fitr holidays, we have increased deployment of our officers in the Boni area, particularly the area between Witu and Mpeketoni in Lamu County,” he stated.

Owino stated that they have information the terrorists are on the move under command of Maalim Ayman and Mohamed Bilaal towards Boni. “This follows information that we have received from local communities indicating sightings of suspected militia elements in the dense forest.”

He explained that there have also been increased sights of terrorists in Tana Delta and North Eastern.

He asked locals especially in Boni to remain vigilant and report any suspicious character there.

“All security agencies in the Boni Enclave area have been put on high alert and we have dispatched more personnel to comb the forest to flush out the militants.”

SOURCE: CAPITAL NEWS

Police Issue Warning On Planned Al Shabaab Attacks

The National Police Service has issued a warning on a plot by Al Shabaab to carry out a number of attacks in Kenya.

“We do have reliable information that Al Shabaab militia may be planning to attack some key infrastructure in Mandera, Wajir and Garrissa and the Coastal region. The attacks are said to target installations thats are far flung along the border.” Read the statement

In the press release seen by Epuka Ugaidi, the police has assured members of the public of deployment of resources to counter any such actions by terrorists.“Our office is on high alert and will continue monitoring their movements at all times.”

In the statement, the police have put it clear that the El Wak town attack was not within Kenyan boarders but Somalia’s. However, heavy deployment of security personnel has provided refuge for Somali civilians fleeing the attacks.

The institution has also condemned attacks on Liboi where several security personnel died. “We condemn the attack in the strongest possible terms and warn the militants that we shall not rest until they are caught and punished. This is however an isolated incident that is not going to distract us from our set objective; to rid the country of terrorist elements and ensure the safety and security of all Kenyans.” Continued the statement

Al Shabaab sympathisers have been put on notice for facilitating and supporting terrorist acts. Police have promised to bring them to book to be dealt with in accordance with the law.

Members of the public have been asked to maintain vigilance and continue cooperating and providing useful information that will help in deterring and thwarting Al Shabaab activities.

BREAKING NEWS: Two Al Shabaab Suspects On The Run

The National Police Service has put out a notice on Salim Aboud Sultri aka Survivor, a returnee from Somalia. The Al Shabaab suspect is believed to have been hiding at Mlango Wa Papa Mosque within Old town Mombasa before fleeing, after getting wind of police operations against him.

Survivor has been working with Ramadhan Rai Tsungu aka Rambo who is also on the run. The two are believed to be headed back to Somalia and they are armed and dangerous. While the police have increased vigilance especially at the roadblocks, members of the public have been asked to report any information on the whereabouts of the two to the nearest police station.

AMISOM Implements Community Projects To Restore Somalia

As part of a programme to empower Somalia forces and community, AMISOM conducted a three day assessment tour of AU funded community projects in the country.

The team evaluated Quick Impact Projects in the capital Mogadishu and in Kismayo, the administrative capital of Jubbaland state, to assess their impact on beneficiary households.

“We came to evaluate whether the Caterpillar Police Station has improved the working conditions of the police in Jubbaland; whether it has enhanced the maintenance of law and order to local communities here; to see also whether it has increased access to justice for women, children and for the general community,” said AU’s Mr. Mike Bugason, who led the delegation to a police station in Kismayo, which was refurbished and equipped by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), last May.

Since it’s renovation, the station has facilitated speedy determination of criminal cases.  At least 80-criminal cases, have been conclusively investigated by Jubbaland Police through the facility.

“The existence of the police station has improved the security situation in this area and served the community well. The level of crime has gone down and the public is able to access the station to report crime,” said Abdinasir Mohamed Shire, a resident of Alanley village. His sentiments were echoed by the station’s Commander Mohamed Ahmed Ali.

“The station has been effective in preventing crime and maintaining law and order,” said the Ali, who emphasized the importance of involving local communities in fighting crime. “The officers socialize with the local community and the community in turn works closely with the station, by sharing important information with the police,” he added.

Crime cases reported at the station vary, and include domestic violence, gender violence, theft and land disputes.

The coordinator of AMISOM Police in Jubbaland state Mr.  Abilu Earnest Martin, who hosted the delegation in Kismayo, acknowledged the critical role the police station is playing in maintaining law and order.

“People are reporting cases and they are being investigated. Cases of gender violence, domestic violence, petty theft and land problems and other security matters are some of the cases which the police in Caterpillar Police Station are handling, under the mentorship of AMISOM Police,” he remarked.

The delegation, which scrutinized six projects implemented in 2017, with funding from the African Union, had earlier toured a water project which serves 400-people in Mogadishu, and held meetings with AMISOM officials.

The community projects, funded by the Crisis Management, Post Conflict Reconstruction and Development Division of the African Union Commission, are implemented by AMISOM in recovered areas.

Al Shabaab Executes Two Kenyan Militia As Residents Watch

Al Shabaab militants have publicly executed two Kenyans for allegedly spying for Somalia and Kenyan intelligence services.

The two, identified as Shukri Ali,22, and Farah Godane were executed in Fino Town, Lower Shabelle region in Somalia. Shukri hails from Garissa County, while Godane comes from Lamu.

Sources said the militants forced locals to watch as they stoned and slit the throats of the two. Members of the dreaded terror organization reportedly carry out the executions publicly to instill fear among locals.

There has been an increase in executions of Kenyan fighters in Somalia in recent times on allegations of being informants and more than 20 Kenyans have been executed in the last few years.

Kenyans who have allegedly been executed include Jared Mokaya Omambia, Faraj Abdulmajid, Ahmed Yusuf Hassan, Ahmed Nur Abdi Osoble, Abdullah Talal Musa, Hashim Othman Selali among many others.

A source in Somalia further said that five other Kenyans and two Tanzanians were tortured in the same camp over claims of ISIS connections. The source said the group was found reading online content that the leader of the camp claimed was related to ISIS.

Al Shabaab pays allegiance to Al Qaeda as confirmed by its ailing leader Abu Ubeidha in an audio message dispatched on May 20th.