The following is taken from CBS News. Mashaa’Allaah, this Shaykh has the correct mentality and this is one of the major signs that Shabaab al-Mujaahideen are on the Haqq undoubtedly:
An interview with “the leader and spokesperson” of the Somali Shabab al Mujaheddin movement was published in a special issue of an online magazine issued by an al-Qaeda linked media outlet.
Mukhtar Ali Rubo, who is also known as Abi Mansour, claimed his movement had control over most of Somalia with the exception of three cities. He spoke about jihad in Somalia and launched a scathing attack on the ‘Islamic Courts Union’ for giving up armed struggle to participate in the political processes with the secular governments.
Mansour said his movement would not give up the fighting against “the crusaders” until they’ve withdrawn from Somalia and stressed it would not engage in any form of negotiations with any political entity in the country. “To our people in Palestine, we could not say more than what the world jihadi leaders have already said; such as our Sheikh Osama Bin Laden, Ayman Zawahri, Abu Yehya al-Libi, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi and others,” Mansour said answering a question about the situation in Palestine. “We are fighting here in Somalia to free Palestine from the Jewish occupation. Along the lines of what al Zarqawi once said: We’re fighting in Somalia and our eyes are set on Palestine.”
The interview appeared in a special issue of the monthly magazine “Echo of Jihad,” which is published by The Global Islamic Media Front on the Internet. Mansour appears to be the successor of Aden Hashi Ayro, the former leader of the group, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike on May 1.