|Ibrahin Dheer (UWSLF/al-Itixad)|
On the other hand, due to the assertive behavior by the al-Itixad organization, also known as “UWSLF”, into the religious affairs of the Somali region, Mr. Abdi’s administration made an illegal arrest against two senior officials of the religious body “Majlis Aclaa”. Sheekh Nadir who was recently kidnapped from his residence in Addis Ababa was sentenced for eight-years in prison, while Sheekh Axmednur, the former chairman of Majlis Aclaa, was handed a staggering twenty-years in prison. Many in the region, including politicians and traditional elders, blame this immoral campaign against the well-respected religious figures on Ibrahin Dheere and his al-Itixad crones.
|Abdi Illeey iyo Ibrahin Dheere|
|Madaxda ururka UWSLF/al-Itixaad oo Jigjiga ku Shiraya|
In conclusion, Abdi Illey needs to understand that he is feeding the dog which will bite him when his turn comes—unfortunately, his turn is just around the corner. It is Dalkayaga News Online’s position to support peace and tranquility, not only in the Somali Regional State, but throughout the region. But, unlike Abdi Illey, this editorial believes peace can’t co-exist with the violent ideology of Wahabism which is being represented in Jigjiga by UWSLF. Therefore, it is high time for all sensible political figures and religious leaders in the region to stand up against UWSLF and its teachings, which encourages division and ultimately suicide bombing and other inhumane activities seen in neighboring Somalia. Islam is religion of peace; therefore, we shouldn’t let it be deformed and, or misused by a few radical elements among our society.
Dalkayaga News Online