March 28, 2019

SOMALIA: 15 People Killed, Many Injured When Islamist Militants Exploded A Car Bomb On A Busy Street And Ripped Into A Nearby Restaurant

Yahoo7 News
written by AFP staff
Thursday March 28, 2019

At least 15 people died when a car bomb exploded on a busy street and ripped into a nearby restaurant in Somalia's capital on Thursday, medics said.

Security officials and witnesses reported bodies strewn on the ground as plumes of smoke rose high into the air after the bomb detonated on Mogadishu's Maka Al-Mukarama road, one of the seaside capital's main thoroughfares, an area busy with businesses and travellers.

It struck as people were eating lunch.

The attack was claimed by Al-Qaeda's Somali affiliate Al-Shabaab, in a statement posted on a pro-Shabaab website.

Abdulkadir Abdirahman Adan, director of the Aamin Ambulance service, said that 15 people had been killed, as well as several more wounded by the ferocious blast.

Witnesses described scenes of devastation.

"The car bomb struck a restaurant along the road," said Abdulahi Osman, who was nearby when the blast hit. "This really was a disaster."

Vehicles were tossed into the air by the force of the explosion, which also damaged surrounding buildings. Witnesses said several cars and three-wheel motorbikes were destroyed.

- 'Another day, another funeral' -

"I saw 16 people carried from the blast scene -- and more than 10 of them were already dead," Osman added.

Ambulance workers rushed in to help take the wounded to hospital.

"I don't know whether they were dead or wounded, but I could see several people strewn in the street -- some of them were motionless," said Suado Ahmed, another witness who was at the scene moments after the blast.

Teams of ambulance workers carried away those killed and wounded on stretchers, while volunteers also helped by using plastic sheeting to lift the bodies away.

The bombing is the latest in a recent string of blasts in Mogadishu, which has been hit frequently by Al-Shabaab attacks.

On Saturday, Shabaab gunmen attacked a complex housing government ministries in Mogadishu, killing 11 people including the deputy labour minister.

Since then at least four people have been killed this week in three blasts, including car bombs and roadside explosions.

"Another day. Another funeral. Another friend dead. Another acquaintance burnt alive. I have been to 4 funerals in 4 weeks. Mogadishans used to talk about being at the wrong place at the wrong time, now its degenerated to being at any place at any time," city resident Dalmar Hassan wrote on Twitter.

Shabaab fighters have been fighting for more than a decade to topple the government. They fled fixed positions they once held in Mogadishu in 2011, and have since lost many of their strongholds.

But they retain control of large rural swathes of the country, and continue to wage a guerrilla war against the authorities, striking at the heart of Somalia's government, despite years of foreign military support.

The bomb blast hit a restaurant in Mogadishu as people were eating lunch.

Mogadishu has been hit frequently by Al-Shabaab attacks.

Somalis rushed in to help take the wounded to hospital after the bombing.

UPDATE 4/4/19 at 4:51pm: I was looking at my previous post that I published and noticed that this guy Masoud Abdirisag has deleted all of these tweets and made his Twitter account private. Very interesting. That's what Islamists and Marxists do. (emphasis mine)

[source: Global Legal Monitor]

(Mar. 19, 2009) On March 10, 2009, members of the Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of Somalia approved a proposal for the introduction of Islamic law as the law of the land. Of the 36 members of the Council, 20 were present, and their endorsement was unanimous. Speaking about the importance of the step taken by the Somali Cabinet, Information Minister Farhan Mohamoud said, “Islamic Sharia is the only option to get solutions for the problems in this country [Somalia].” The proposal will need to be presented to the legislature for approval. (Cabinet Approves Implementing Islamic Law, SHABELE MEDIA NETWORK, Mar. 10, 2009, available at

The Somali President, Sharif Sheik Ahmed, who was elected only about a month ago, AGREED to impose Sharia law in Somalia to avoid a clash with (ISLAM) tribal leaders. This deal was reached through “talks between the Somali government and its clan opponents, and mediation by regional religious leaders.” (Somali Leader Agrees [sic] Sharia Law, BBC, Feb. 28, 2009, available at Speaking to reporters in Kampala, Uganda, Ahmed said: “[t]he purpose of this decision is to ensure that he who claims that he is fighting to have Sharia no longer has a reason to fight. Sharia does not allow for blood to be shed for political reasons. So that door is closed.” (Somali President Defends Plans for Islamic Law, AFP, Mar. 13, 2009, available at
This guy sounds like a Muslim defending the Islamist overthrow of Sudan's government, then IMPOSED sharia law on nation, then massacred 1 MILLION African Sudanese Christians.

The legal system of the United Arab Emirates is based on the Constitution of the United Arab Emirates; this system is dual in nature as it has local and federal courts with a Supreme Court Based at Abu Dhabi.

Unlike Britain and other countries where previous court judgments are regularly used as legal precedents, the UAE does not depend that much on precedents, although sometimes the judgments of higher courts can be applied by lower courts in similar cases.

Where legislative provisions do not cover a specific issue, the court will make a decision in accordance with Sharia law. Islamic jurisprudence is widely used in the construction and interpretation of the UAE law.

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