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2021-10-24 Africa Horn
At least 12 people were killed in central Somalia as pro-government forces recaptured a strategic town from Sufi militants
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Posted by Fred 2021-10-24 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [181 views ]  Top

#1 The Secret to the Northern Mozambique Insurgency’s Success, November 2, 2020
This commentary was originally published in War on the Rocks on October 8, 2020. This has been a banner year for Ahlu-Sunnah Wa-Jama (ASWJ)—or al-Shabaab [!!], as locals call it—operating in northern Mozambique. Between January and September, the insurgent group launched an estimated 357 attacks, which is double the attacks it conducted during the same period last year.
Note: This ASWJ is a very curioous outfit. Most Sufi (especially in the Mahgrib) are peaceable folk who just want to practice their religion. The fact that in Mozambique it has been called Al Shabsab may be close to the truth.
Posted by Bertie Crains2651 2021-10-24 09:24||   2021-10-24 09:24|| Front Page Top

#2 /\ Link to Moze story at War On The Rocks.

Reads like a BLM and ANTIFA primer.

Posted by Besoeker 2021-10-24 09:59||   2021-10-24 09:59|| Front Page Top

#3 Sufis have from time to time been as keen on the jihad of the sword as the non-mystic varieties of Islam. Andrew Bostum wrote an informative piece on the subject back in 2005, which sadly is halfway to link rot now. In summary, when Sufis ruled, in Turkey and elsewhere, they were just as violently expansionist, and just as fond of mistreating the unbelievers in their midst, as non-mystic versions of Sunni and Shiite Islam.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-10-24 13:40||   2021-10-24 13:40|| Front Page Top

#4 #3 note I mentioned specifically Sufi and Mahgrib. Turkey is sui generis when it comes to just about anything Islamic.
Posted by Bertie Crains2651 2021-10-24 20:18||   2021-10-24 20:18|| Front Page Top

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