The Younger Recruits of Al-Shabaab and Radical Terrorism

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By Harun Yahya

“A teenager of 24 years previous, a graduate of Nairobi Legislation College, belonging to a superb household, the son of a senior state govt, good-looking, wealthy, sensible, cultured, social, extroverted, joyful, self-confident, exhausting working, compliant, effectively groomed, fashionable and fashionable, one who preferred to play billiards.”

Such a person was Abdirahim Mohammed Abdullahi in keeping with the outline of his pals; they known as him by the nickname ‘Ababmo’. His profile is completely reverse the bloody assassin or villainous terrorist picture individuals take note of. Nonetheless he was the terrorist chief who killed 148 individuals consisting largely of scholars in Kenya’s Garissa College on April 2nd. He was captured useless along with different militants of Al-Shabaab group after they brutally massacred the younger college students on the college campus.

At this level these questions come to thoughts: How come a promising vibrant younger man undergoes such an enormous change? How can he flip right into a terrorist programmed to kill and die? Why is he so filled with hatred to have the ability to ruthlessly kill harmless college students of his personal age?

Al-Shabaab is a Somalian -based terrorist group that lately made a reputation for itself with its inhumane actions. Its militants threaten neighboring Kenya at each risk. They wish to accomplish certainly what they’ve put into phrases as ‘We are going to hit the Kenyans the place it hurts most; we’ll flip their cities into graves, rivers of blood will move’. The college assault is Al-Shabaab’s “retribution” for Kenyan navy’s operations on Somali soil. But the precise purpose needs to be sought within the radical ideology of Al-Shabaab. The transformation of younger individuals into terrorists is consistent with the strict and bigoted ideology of the group.

The first purpose of Al-Shabaab is to recruit militants from younger individuals.  It continues to gather younger Muslims to its ranks not solely in Somalia, but additionally in Kenyan cities. Abdullahi of Garissa Bloodbath infamy is only one of those individuals. A stunning fact is noticed when observing the profiles of those recruited younger individuals. These individuals are not dropouts, poor, unemployed or marginal individuals who grew in refugee camps or suffered extreme ache. Quite the opposite, they’re all too usually younger individuals profitable in all points of life.

The Somalian or Kenyan younger individuals who have joined radical terror organizations don’t have any expectation of cash or else in any materials sense. Along with this they abandon their wealth, profession and different earthly objectives altogether. They mistakenly assume they are going to achieve the consent and mercy of God and Paradise by combating within the ranks of Al-Shabaab and killing and dying. But they’re in grave fallacy.

Al- Shabaab takes Al-Qaida and IS for instance each ideologically and in observe. It goals to overthrow the Somalian authorities and located a bigoted and totalitarian state consistent with their ideology. For that reason it considers slaughtering harmless individuals, resorting to violence and all method of atrocities as theologically permissible. They foolishly presume that the instructions of God and Islam faith necessitate that observe. But the precise supply of their pervert ideology is mawdu hadith [fabricated hadith wrongly ascribed to Prophet Muhammad (saas)] and the superstitions fabricated underneath the pretense of faith. Some so-called Islamic students with bigoted mindsets proceed to sow seeds of hatred and atrocities based mostly on these false narrations allegedly belonging to the Prophet (pbuh). These individuals – who’ve inadequate or faulty information of Islam – surmise that it encourages the shedding of blood, the despising of ladies and disapproves of artwork and science. Nevertheless, that is diametrically against the teachings of the Muslims’ Holy Ebook, the Qur’an. The Qur’an instructions Muslims to be forgiving, to esteem ladies extremely, to be protecting of them and compassionate in the direction of them and to be excited by science. Nevertheless, the vast majority of Muslims are unaware of this as they’ve deserted the Qur’an itself and brought superstitions because the true path.

The Kenyan authorities said that the Garissa assault was deliberate by an Al-Shabaab director named Mohamed Kuno. Kuno is a Kenyan from Somalia origin. He has a placing function at first sight; he was the director of a madrassa in Garissa till 2007, and later after going again to Somalia joined the novel armed teams. It isn’t troublesome to picture Kuno’s fanatical instructional program to coach radical terrorists there.

The Kenyan authorities took some precautions towards radical terror organizations after the college assault. These embrace constructing a tons of of kilometers lengthy wall on the Somalian border and navy responses like bombing Al-Shabaab camps. One other one in every of these options to terror is the closing of refugee camps on Kenyan soil, which might be devastating for tons of of hundreds of Somalian refugees who dwell underneath harsh situations. Measures like threats, bombs and hardship will in no way alter the mindset of those fanatical militants, however will solely motive them much more.

In gentle of the above, Kenyan authorities ought to always act properly and sensibly and never get carried away by emotions of hatred and revenge. The one method to wrestle with the novel ideology of Al-Shabaab is to evangelise the true Islam and to boost them with the morality of Islam that rests on love, tolerance, respect and compassion. What needs to be accomplished is to speak that the values claimed by the extremists will not be in conformity with the Qur’an and follow-up with a complete and fast training program. It should be made obligatory that Islamic establishments present an training program that’s based mostly on the Qur’an solely and freed from superstitions whereas the remainder of the general public needs to be informed that the Islam discovered within the Qur’an is under no circumstances appropriate with radicalism. This is not going to solely eradicate the peril of radicalism however it should flip the Islamic neighborhood into terribly peaceable, democratic, secular, prime quality and creative individuals.

That is the one method to counteract the ever-growing radicalism and terrorist teams. If these will not be taken into consideration and the futile, well-known previous insurance policies are insistently adopted, recruitment to Al-Shabaab will enhance and comparable terrorist assaults will proceed to escalate and radicalism might be nourished much more. Except the underlying credo of terror and radicalism isn’t answered, the struggling of the peoples of Kenya and Somalia won’t ever stop.

This text has been completely revealed at Diplomacy Pakistan with particular affiliation with Adnan Oktar (Harun Yahya) ( A Turkish Author).The author has authored greater than 300 books translated in 73 languages on politics, faith and science. He could also be adopted at @Harun_Yahya and www.harunyahya.com

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Mr. Adnan Oktar, best known by his nom-de-plume, Harun Yahya, is an influential Turkish spiritual leader, author, and opinion shaper who has written a 300-book corpus which has been translated into 73 languages, and read by millions of people, exerting considerable influence on both Muslims and non-Muslims all over the world. He has been ranked in leading strategic studies and in the “The 500 Most Influential Muslims” as one of the most prominent and influential opinion shapers in the Turkish - Islamic world. He is widely known for his book “Atlas of Creation” which has been discussed in the European Council and, for the last couple of years, made him the focus of the media and the Parliaments of European countries. Harun Yahya websites have 20 million monthly visitors, from 167 countries. As a devout Muslim and man of peace, Mr. Adnan Oktar is endeavoring to end the unnecessary strife and needless conflict between the three divine Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Mr. Oktar seeks to provide a compassionate approach for all peoples and based on his ideals he has been holding delegations from various countries representing Muslims, Jews and Christians in order to establish peace by means of discourse. He is a firm believer in the concepts of democracy, laicism, and civil liberties for all; indeed he has often explained on his television broadcasts that the aforementioned ideas do not conflict with Islam in any way whatsoever.