Posted by: becketfund | March 28, 2010

Somalia: Sufi Group and Government Sign Power-Sharing Agreement

ADDIS ABBA – Ahlu Sunna Waljamaca, the leader of a moderate Sufi militia group, has signed a power-sharing agreement with the government in a bid to rid Somalia of the hardline Islamist rebels threatening to topple the administration, Reuters reported on March 28.  Chairman Maalim Muhammed announced: “Together, we are going to eliminate radical Islamists from the country. We will confront Shabaab directly not through the media.”  Sufis have been angered by the desecration of graves, the beheading of clerics, and bans on celebrating the birth of the Prophet imposed by the hardline Wahhabi insurgents.

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