Posted by: becketfund | November 28, 2006

Somalia: Union of Islamic Courts Prepares for International Holy War

Shabelle Media Network reports that several hundred people turned out in Mogadishu to demonstrate against Ethiopian military intervention, after the Ethiopian government revealed that the country was prepared for the possibility of war with Somalia.  The head of the Islamic Courts’ education department announced that in the event of a holy war with Ethiopia, schools and universities would be closed in order to allow the students to participate.  Members of Somalia’s Union of Islamic Courts also pledged to invite Islamists from other countries to come to Somalia in order to give them an advantage against Ethiopia.

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