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Since the fall of Ziad Birry, Somalia has become free for all the missionaries to roam there with their organizationworking under different guises. ThChristian proselytizing efforts increased amongst Somalis either through welcoming refugees to Europe and other Western countries, or through those who are tossing and turning in an episode of misery and sorrows as a result of tribal warfare. Within this troubled atmosphere, the Christians found the opportunity to build a church in Hergisa, and they strive to build many others like it in other cities. We Ask Allah Most Exalted to quash their hopes. (more…)

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April 1, 2006 — I watched a speech of Lebanon’s Hizbollah leader Shaikh Hassan Nasrullah at a rally in support of Syria. Millions of Lebanese participated in the rally sending a strong signal to the world that Syria is not alone. It was shocking to hear Nasrullah describe Somalia as vulnerable to balkanization while Lebanon is immune to such attempts. (more…)

During the past few years, we have heard steady proclamations emanating from the advocates of economic globalization and leaders of the Bretton Woods institutions – the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organization (WTO), et. al. – that their deepest purpose in pushing economic globalization is to help the world’s poor. More specifically, they contend that removing barriers to corporate trade and financial investments is the best path to growth, which they say offers the best chance to lift the poor from poverty. (more…)

The situation in Somalia today is tense. World opinion is heavily against it. If asked, the average person on the street will more than likely reply that the militaries of the world need to respond, and aggressively. Pirates seem to run rampant, causing an estimated $14 billion in overall damage/loss. There hasn’t been an EFFECTIVE government in over 20 years, since 1991 and the current government only has legitemate control over only half the country, and the presidents grip is tenuous, at best, with a current junta underway by Islamic extremists to oust him.
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From 1969 to 1990, president and military dictator Siad Barre oversaw a campaign ofwidespread atrocities that decimated Somali civil society.  To quash separatist movements in the 1980s, the Somali Armed Forces targeted civilians in the northwest, culminating in the bloody 1988 siege of the regional capital Hargeisa, which claimed 5,000 civilian lives. [1]  When Barre’s regime finally collapsed in 1991, Somalia was plunged into a chaotic internal conflict from which it has never recovered. Today, Somalia is universally cited as a ‘failed state.’
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