Somaliland: Islamic Courts Point to Dialogue
Below is an article written by Aweys Osman Yusuf and published by
Following the fall of former military government led by late president Mohammed Siad Barre, politicians, scholars and the foresighted of northern provinces came to a decision of breaking away from Somalia and become a full independent sate of Somaliland on 18 May 1991, but failed to achieve the UN and international recognition.
In an interview with Islamic Courts consultative leader Hassan Dahir Aweys by Shabelle Radio Aweys said, “We sympathize with our fellow citizens in northern provinces and we promise we will compensate them in the right time for the destructions of their livelihood and the loss of lives they had faced during former military government that oppressed Somali people in general”, Aweys said.
Aweys reiterated an apology to the people of Somaliland; influencing them to unite once again with the rest of
Islamic Courts have also revealed they intend to engage in peaceful dialog with the administrators of Somaliland to talk about the general interest and a common future for
“It is time that all Somalis everywhere they live to be unified against their enemies desperately wanting to split
This is the first the Islamic Courts have pronounced their intention of uniting whole