Somalia: President lambasts ISIS over ‘barbaric acts’

Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud condemned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), saying its horrific actions fame it “against civilization.”

In a press statement, Mr Mohamoud denounced the recent beheading and shooting of Ethiopian Christians by the so-called Islamic state in Libya.

“The Federal Government of Somalia denounces this barbaric act. This is an act of horrific criminality; it is nothing but thuggery dressed up as ideology. It is clear that ISIL is interested only in spreading a message of calamity and brutality. They are criminals against civilization; predators who feast on our sons and daughters’’.

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) released a video on Sunday showing armed men beheading 15 men on the beaches of Libya’s Barka Province and 15 other men in the desert in the southern Fazzan province.

Mr Mohamoud insisted that his government will not allow ‘’safe haven for these groups. We stand by to assist fellow African nations in their quest for peace’’.

In Syria and Iraq, the terrorist group has slaughtered innocent civilians and murdered hostages, including Westerners, and has spread its barbarism to Libya with the murder of Egyptian Christians last month.

Groups like ISIL promote a twisted interpretation of religion that is rejected by the overwhelming majority of the world’s Muslims, Muslim clerics and community have agreed.

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