Al Shabaab Struggling To Get Media Attention In Latest Move

Somalia’s al Shabaab terrorist group has banned single-use plastic bags in areas under its control. Previously, the group’s leadership has banned smoking, dancing, playing football and watching movies. Sputnik discussed this with Dr. Elisabeth Kendall, senior research fellow in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Pembroke College, University of Oxford. Sputnik: What is it that Al... Continue Reading →


Al Shabaab Commander Arrested Alongside Several Militants

A senior Somali regional district official says government forces have captured an Al-Shabaab commander during a joint security operation on the outskirt of Qoryoley town. Speaking to Radio Shabelle on the phone, Mohamed Abdi Abdullahi, the city’s deputy commissioner on the security and political affairs said several militants were also arrested. The African Union forces,... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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