Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Somalia's chaos spreading beyond its borders

I'm quoted in the article "Somalia’s chaos spreading far beyond its frontier and coastline" by Tristan McConnell of the Times of London. Here's the quote:
Imams in al-Shabaab territory have declared piracy unIslamic. Its continuation indicates the weakness of al-Shabaab’s grip on the Somali people. Far from garnering support for its extremist ideology, al-Shabaab “operates on the basis of intimidation and fear”, said David Shinn, a Horn of Africa specialist and former U.S. envoy in Africa.

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