somalia

“When I was a young child, starting primary school, my classmates used to taunt me by calling me Midgan (derogatory term), I didn’t know the meaning until I asked my mother what it meant. She told me that I hail from a famous kingdom called Gaboye. Proud and beaming with this new found knowledge, I told them that I hail from this legendary kingdom, what about you? After that, they left me alone. Unfortunately, that high level of confidence didn’t last long as the years that followed revealed how society really saw me. I used to wear my label with pride but now I cringe when someone calls me Midgan. I married someone from my social status as I am only allowed to marry a fellow Midgan, falling in love with someone else that is not from your caste is futile, full of unrequited love and you risk the chance of humiliation. Thank God, we have 15 children together and we work and live for them, though I fear for their future. My husband is a soldier in the armed forces but in his eyes he knows that he will never be equal to his fellow colleagues who hail from a different group. I pray that the next educated Somalis will obliterate this treatment, restore our dignity and undo the psychological trauma that we have suffered.”

(Hargeisa)

“Markii aan yaraa ee aan iskuulka bilaabay ayaa ciyaalku igu odhan jireen midgaan/gabooye baad tahay, anigoo garan micnaha eraygaas ayaan markaan guriga imaaday hooyaday waydiyey waa maxay midgaan kadib hooyo waxaay ii sheegtay inay yihiin boqortooyo aan anigu ka dhashay oo gabooye la idhaah. Sidii markaan iskuulka ku noqdo, anigoo kalsooni badan iga buuxda, waxaan ku odhan jiray inaan boqortooyo Gabooye la idhaah ka dhashay, idinka maxaad ka dhalateen. Kadib ciyaalku sidii ii dayn jireen markii aan weynaaday, waxaan la kulmay dhacdo tii ka duwan, waayo waxaan arkay runta iyo inaan la kulmo dhibaato badan oo takoor ah dadka dhexdiisa. Ka hor waan aqbalay shakhsiga aan ahay waanan ku faraxsanaa, laakiin iminka waan dhibsada qofka igu yeedha midgaan. Waxaan guursaday qof heybta aan ka so jeedo, waayo, qof aan midgaan ahayn la ima ogola inaan guursado. In aad jeclaato qof aan ahayn beelaha aad kasoo jeedo waa mid aan midho dhal noqon karin, jacaylkiisuna aan suurtagal noqonayn aakhirka waxaad ku dhacaysa khatar ah in lagu diido. Alxamdulilah, waxaanu hada haysana 15 caruura, waanu wada joogna caruurtayada ayaanu u shaqaysana. Runtii waan ka werwera mustaqbalkooda. ninkaygu waa askari ciidan, laakiin wuu ogyahay indhihiisana wuu ku arkay in aanu la sinayn dadka kale ay isku xirfada yihiin meelna ka wada shaqeeyaan kuwaasi waa dad isku arka in ay isaga meel ka duwan ka yimadeen. Waxaan ku ducaystaa, jiilka danbe ee Soomaalida u kacay wax bartay in ay dhaqanka noocas tirtiraan, sharafteena soo celiyan, anaguna aanu ka raysano dhibka iyo murugada aanu kala kulano dadka na haybsooca.”

(Hargaysa)

God created man and gave him the blessing of the mind to distinguish between good and evil, virtue and vice. We have chosen Scientific Socialism because it is the best means to liberate the Somali Muslim, and to provide him with the ingredients of a dignified, honorable life so that he can eat, work, become educated, know the regulations of his religion and perform his religious rites. Nevertheless, a group of reactionaries attempted. to create a gap between Socialism and Islam, because Socialism is not in harmony with their ambitions and interests. Therefore, they wanted to ban it and disguise their greed and exploitation in a robe of holiness. They went out of their way to twist God ’s words and to distort the essence of religion.
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Siad Barre, Somali dictator and avowed Marxist explaining how he could be Marxist and Muslim to an Egyptian magazine

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South Asia 1942: Fall of Singapore (15 Feb 1942) http://omniatlas.com/maps/southasia/19420215/ By February 1942 the Japanese forces invading Malaya had reached the perimeter of Singapore, Britain’s most important military base in Southeast Asia and the keystone of British defences in the region. Despite facing just 36,000 Japanese, the 85,000 troops in Singapore capitulated after only a week of fighting - a humiliating defeat and the largest surrender of British-led forces in history. #southasia #history #welovemaps #1940s #1942 #australia #burma #ethiopia #february #february15 #greatbritain #haud #indonesia #japan #malaysia #maps #netherlands #ogaden #singapore #somalia #somaliland #thailand #unitedstates #worldwarii (at Singapore)

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recommendation for Shaykh ‘Uthmaan Mu’allim Mahmood as-Somaalee from Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee al-Madkhalee (may Allah preserve them).

One more of the shuyookh from Ahlus Sunnah to direct our Somali parents to listen to & benefit from!

More of his lectures can be found on manhajonline.com

The 2015 attacks you probably know nothing about...

January 3-7: Baga, Nigeria 2,000+ killed
January 25: Mamasapano, Philippines 67+ killed
January 30: Shikarpur, Pakistan 60 killed
February 4: Fotokol, Cameroon 91+ killed
March 7: Maiduguri, Nigeria 58 killed
March 20: Sana'a, Yemen 137 killed
April 1: Garissa, Kenya 147+ killed
May 13: Karachi, Pakistan 45 killed
June 1: Randi, Iraq 41 killed
June 17: Diffa Region, Niger 38 killed
June 17: Monguno, Nigeria 63 killed
June 22: Borno, Nigeria 42 killed
June 23: Maiduguri, Nigeria 30 killed
June 25: Kobani, Syria 146 killed
June 26: Leego, Somalia 70 killed
July 1: Kukawa, Nigeria 145 killed
July 5: Jos and Potiskum, Nigeria 69 killed
July 10: Monguno, Nigeria 43 killed
July 17: Damaturu, Nigeria 64 killed
July 17: Khan Bani Saad, Iraq 100-180 killed
August 7: Kabul, Afghanistan 50+ killed
August 10: Diyala Province, Iraq 50+ killed
August 13: Baghdad, Iraq 76+ killed
September 20: Maiduguri, Nigeria 145 killed
October 5: Baghdad, Iraq 57 killed
October 10: Ankara, Turkey 102 killed
October 14: Maiduguri, Nigeria 42 killed
November 12: Beirut, Lebanon 43 killed

And these are only the attacks with 40+ victims. 
Paris I stand with you, but I will not forget all the victims in other cities. 

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Charges dropped against driver in crash that killed 20-year-old:

According to police, the driver of the Cadillac, which was traveling southbound on MD 202, lost control and crossed the center line directly into the path of the oncoming Nissan.The driver of the Nissan, identified as 20-year-old Adedire Olanrewaju Ososanya of Upper Marlboro, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Calero, the driver, also the son of a state senate, was initially charged with DUI and reckless driving, but prosecutors dropped the charges, pending a complete investigation.

Please sign the petition in order to get justice for Adedire here:

https://www.change.org/p/maryland-state-senate-justice-for-adedire-ososanya-killed-by-a-hardened-and-repeated-drunk-driver-in-upper?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&grid_position=2

“Adedire Olarewaju Ososanya a rising star of his generation and a 3rd year student of Morgan State University was killed in a cold blood car crash on Thursday December 17, 2015 by a hardened and a repeated drunk driver in Largo Maryland. The offender has multiple traffic and criminal records. The alleged drunk driver is James Scott Calero, son of a state senate. James Calero is from  Bowie Maryland. WE WANT JUSTICE FOR ADEDIRE PERIOD.”


Nobody is above the law. Ososanya was just 20-years-old. He was a promising young business student at Morgan State University. No mother should have to bury her child! Please sign the petition, it only takes a few seconds. This is our African brother. 

https://www.change.org/p/maryland-state-senate-justice-for-adedire-ososanya-killed-by-a-hardened-and-repeated-drunk-driver-in-upper?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&grid_position=2

Reblog, repost,with the petition link, we cannot stay quiet as a community or things will never change,

#Nigeria

#protectourgeneration

#pleasesignthepetition

#ThisisourAfrica


https://www.change.org/p/maryland-state-senate-justice-for-adedire-ososanya-killed-by-a-hardened-and-repeated-drunk-driver-in-upper?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&grid_position=2


article: http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/maryland/2015/12/18/20-year-old-man-killed-in-violent-head-on-crash-in-largo/77542836/

Syrian kids deserve a chance to feel the childish joy of running out of their houses at the sound of an ice cream truck and buying ice cream

Pakistani kids deserve the chance to go to an amusement park and feel the rush of the wind in their face as they try the biggest rollercoaster in the park

Afghan kids deserve a day to sleep in and wake up lazily to the warm glow of the sun and the sound of happy voices coming from downstairs

A young Iraqi girl deserves the chance to discover the amazing world of cake decorating and realize that she was born to decorate incredibly stunning cakes

A boy from Uganda deserves to fulfill his dream of becoming a singer because his whole family and all his neighbours always praise his beautiful voice

A little Somali girl deserves to know all the different art mediums that exist so she can explore her God given talents as an artist and mesmerize everyone with her work

A brown man enslaved in Kuwait deserves to wake up early and surprise his wife with breakfast in bed and to hold her in his arms

A little boy in North Korea deserves to feel the nervous excitement as he gets on a plane to fulfill his dream of traveling the world

A Palestinian girl deserves her chance to stun the world with her superior acting skills, a surefire Oscar winner if the world ever knew it

A Kashmiri boy deserves a chance to delve into the world of literature and be the greatest poet we ever knew

A Native girl in Canada deserves to find out she’s an amazing swimmer and fulfill her dream of one day competing in the Olympics

A Sudani boy deserves to feel the excitement of seeing a magic trick for the first time and then putting on his own little magic show for the neighborhood

An Egyptian girl deserves to find out she can make the best blueberry muffins you ever tasted and she opens her own bakery to discover she’s a talented businesswoman as well

A black boy in America deserves the chance to graduate from his dream law school and become the best humanitarian lawyer to practice

A Nigerian boy deserves the chance to wake up at dawn and go on a beach trip with his friends so they can catch the sunrise and stare in awe at the explosion of colours against the sky

A Yemeni girl deserves to feel the exhaustion after spending an entire day doing dares with her friends and she goes to sleep with a smile on her face

If they were born on this planet, they were meant to be here. Everyone deserves a chance at a life. They deserve to know peace.

The daily struggles of the children around the world should include arguing with their parents about not wearing a sweater because it’s not that cold out, not making sure they live to see another day.

Everyone deserves a chance at life.

Do what you can to save humanity. Change starts with you.

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Recently I watched the Movie “Captain Phillips” and it made me think about how these so called Somali “Pirates” are being portrayed by the media. I can remember how terrible different Media outlets tried to make Somali people seem when American and European ships started to get robbed while at sea a few years ago. They made it seem as if they were just savages and thieves and that’s just how they chose to live, but the truth is that the Somali People that are viewed as “Pirates” and terrorists were really just taking a stand against a complete invasion from America and Europe. 

Somalia’s Government collapsed and the U.S. and Europe saw this as an opportunity to do what they’ve done throughout history and that’s to steal the resources away from the Somali people as their seas were now unprotected. America and Europe started dumping nuclear waste into the waters which caused the Somali people to get extremely sick. Somali babies started to be born with deformities and their people were getting rashes and dying from the contaminated ocean water. The nuclear waste that was in Barrels that washed ashore can be tracked back to The U.S. and Europe. While dumping waste they were also taking all the millions of dollars in seafood from the ocean ruining the income and livelihood of Somali fishermen causing countless more Somali people to starve.

Somali People were never savages, they were forced into dying or fighting back and they chose to fight. They did what they could to provide for their people and protect their resources. They had order when they took over ships their goal wasn’t to hurt anybody and they often didn’t, they just wanted to stop the invasion, pollution, and retrieve a profit that was stolen from them initially. You gotta respect that. Never believe what a racist society has to say about your people. SanCopha!

Post By: @Champion_Us