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Somali Diasporas call upon the UN and the UN Security Council to Stop Ethiopia’s Aggression and Meddling in the Internal Affairs of Somalia

Concerned Somali Diaspora
Tuesday, March 15, 2011


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We, the undersigned members of Concerned Somalis in the Diaspora, are deeply dismayed by the international community’s indifferences to the unfettered menacing involvements of Ethiopia in the protracted civil conflict of our country.  We urge the UN Security Counsel and the AU to condemn Ethiopia’s repeated violation of Somalia’s territorial integrity and the killings of hundreds of innocent civilians.


During the past two decades, Ethiopia has covertly and overtly contributed to the destabilization of Somalia, arming warlords as well as carrying out devastating militarily campaigns inside Somalia in violations of international laws (Chapter 1, Article 1 and 2.4 of the UN Charter). 


Consistent with the previous aggression and destabilization of our country, Ethiopian armed forces have once again joined a yet new armed conflict between two Islamists groups:  extremist Islamists groups of Al-Shabaab and the Ethiopia-backed Ahlu-Sunna Wal Jameeca (ASWJ).  In this most recent mindless war between these competing armed groups, the Ethiopian armed forces, in support of the ASWJ militias, have subjected the border town of Belad Hawo (Gedo) to indiscriminate artillery bombardments that caused countless losses of civilian lives, displacements of thousands of families from their homes, and the destructions of the already battered infrastructures of the town.  Similar Ethiopian army incursions into Somali soils have also been on-going for nearly two years in Bakool, Hiiraan, and Galgaduud, with devastating humanitarian consequences for the Somali civilians of the affected towns/cities. 


The latest Ethiopian policies-of-destabilization by means of military incursions into Somalia comes at a time when the Somali people in the border regions (Gedo, Bakool, Hiiraan, and Galgaduud) are devastated by a severe draught that caused unspeakable humanitarian crises and sufferings of which international aid and response are still desperately needed. 


The Somali people (both inside and outside the country) feel betrayed by the International Community's complacencies or indifferences to our protracted conflict and Ethiopia's established aggression, destabilization, and disproportionate use of violence against Somali citizens. The world community should understand that the solution to Somalia’s protracted conflict could only be reached through genuine internal reconciliation process and dialogue among the people of Somalia without interferences from neighboring countries as the case has been for the past two decades.     


We, the undersigned members of Concerned Somalis in the Diaspora with roots across Somalia, including activists, educators, intellectuals, and professionals:

·         Condemn the deliberate and indiscriminate artillery bombardments of the heavily populated Somali town of Belad Hawo by the Ethiopian army and demand Ethiopia to stop immediately these unprovoked hostilities and unconditionally withdraw its troops from Somalia's territory.

·          Condemn and denounce the mindless violence, deplorable tactics and policies pursued by Ethiopia, Ethiopian-supported militias, and Al-Shabaab all of which are collectively tantamount to genocide and War Crimes against the Somali people.

·         Call upon the International Community to equally condemn the Ethiopian aggression on innocent Somali civilians and the violation of international human rights laws committed by all groups in the current hostilities in Belad Hawo, Belad Weyn and Galgadud.

·         Request from the UN Security Council to establish immediately an inquiry into the violations of International laws arising from the recent and the previous wars that were waged in Somalia and on the Somali people.

·         Bring the attention of the World and the UN to the deleterious ramifications of Ethiopia’s unimpeded meddling in the affairs of Somalia.  In our view, the Somali people are entitled to account for and reparations for the Ethiopia’s documented aggressions towards our country and atrocities committed against our people.

·         Ask that these destructive policies/strategies of Ethiopia against Somalia end immediately and the regime in Addis Abba comply with international laws/resolutions vis-à-vis the Somali conflict. Equally, we request that the people of Somalia be allowed and assisted in determining locally crafted solutions to their internal conflicts. 


Lastly, we remind the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia to show restraint on its military operations in Mogadishu, especially when civilian cost is too high. The increased bombardments of civilians under the TFG’s name correlates directly with the shrinking legitimacy that have thus far hindered TFG’s domestic policies and denied any breakthrough to occur during its transitional period.  On the way forward, we call upon the TFG to show leadership in devising innovative means and methods of achieving comprehensive reconciliation.  There are no military solutions to the protracted political problems of our country.   


1.           Gen. Jama Mohamed Ghalib

2.           Abdiwahab Tarey, Los Angeles, CA, USA

3.           Abdirizak Mohamed, Toronto, ON, Canada

4.           Ibraahim Iimaan, Boston, MA, USA

5.           Faisal Roble, Los Angeles, CA, USA

6.           Ahmed Hamud, Toronto, ON, Canada

7.           Said M Shire, Toronto, ON, Canada

8.           Abdulaziz Hagi Mohamed Hussein, Minneapolis, MN, USA

9.           Mohamed Hassan (Gudbaaye), Minneapolis, MN, USA

10.       Basto Ahmed, Virginia, USA

11.       Prof. Hassan Mohamud (Jaamici), Minneapolis, MN, USA

12.       Haji Abdikarim Haji Abdi Buh, London, UK

13.       Mohamud Khalif, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

14.       Prof. Hassan Mahadallah, Louisiana, USA

15.       Mohamoud A Gaildon, Pennsylvania, USA

16.       Abdikhayr Soofe, Columbus, OH, USA

17.       Mohamed Ali, Washington DC, USA

18.       Dr. Nur Farah, Minnesota, USA

19.       Con. Cabdullahi Cali Macow, Charlotte, NC, USA

20.       Ali M. Omar, North Carolina, USA

21.       AbdiShakur Ali Mire, London, UK

22.       Bashir Ali, North Carolina, USA

23.       Mohamud M Uluso, Michigan, USA

24.       Amira Khalif Addaawe, Minnesota, USA

25.       Abdulkani rage barrow, Ottawa, ON, Canada

26.       Abdirahman Abdulle Siad, Toronto, ON, Canada

27.       Alinur Hussein Boodaaye, Toronto, ON, Canada

28.       Abdulkadir Ali Abdi (Xuurka), Ohio, USA

29.       Fowsia Abdulkadir, Ontario, Canada

30.       Farid Omar, Toronto, ON, Canada

31.       Dr. Abdi Greek, London, UK

32.       Zakaria Mohamoud Haji

33.       Khadija Mohamoud Sheikh

34.       Mohamed Ahmed Mohamoud

35.       Salah Olow Gaabow.

36.       Abdullahi Osman (Carays), Toronto, ON, Canada.

37.       Abdirahman abdi, Maryland, USA

38.       Abdulkadir M. Ali, Virginia, USA

39.       Prof Liban Egal, Virginia, USA

40.       AbdiRasaq Hashi, Indiana, USA

41.       Dr. Qasim Hirsi Farah, Toronto, ON, Canada

42.       Hussein N. Darwish, Virginia, USA

43.       Dr. Ali S. Faqi, Michigan, USA

44.       Mohamud Mohamed Musse, Toronto, ON, Canada

45.       Ali Shariif Ahmed, London, UK

46.       Ambassador Osman Abshir Egal, London, UK

47.       Osman Abokar Mohamed, London,UK

48.       Guled Osman Abshir, London, UK

49.       Abdiwali Osman Garad  London,UK

50.       Abdia Sheikh Ahmed, Virginia, USA

51.       Mustafa Yasin Salwe , Ohio, USA

52.       Abdi Robleh, North Carolina, USA

53.       Abdikarim M. Ali (Diish), Boston, MA, USA

54.       Hussein Warsame, Virginia, USA

55.       Ali M. Artan, San Diego, CA, USA

56.       Abdirahman Abdulle Siad

57.       Warsame Jirde, Toronto, ON, Canada

58.       Faduma Awow Mohamed, Toronto, ON, Canada

59.       Mohamed Ali Aden, Toronto, ON, Canada

60.       Qamar D. Hassan, Toronto, ON, Canada

61.       Mohamed M. Makaraan, Ontario Canada

62.       Abdirashid Gayre, Michigan, USA

63.       Abdikhaliq Omar Mohamed, Manchester, UK

64.       Mumin Barre, Virginia, USA

65.       Suad D. Hassan, Seattle, USA

66.       Dr. Ali Mohamed Tifow, London, UK

67.       Hibaq Gelle, Toronto, ON, Canada

68.       Faiza Abdulle Gure, Stockholm, Sweden

69.       Abdifatah Hassan, Seattle, USA

70.       Mohamed Heebaan, Richmond, BC, Canada

71.       Sadia Ali Aden, Virginia, USA

72.       Farhia Nur, Virginia, USA

73.       Mahad Sheikh, Toronto, ON, Canada

74.       Mohamed Yusuf Shariif, Stockholm, Sweden

75.       Mohamed Abdulkadir, Cairo, Egypt

76.       Aden Hussein, Massachusetts, USA

77.       Fowsia Baana, Washington DC, USA

78.       Mohamed Omar, Seattle, Washington, USA

79.       Mohamed Abdi Dahir, Nairobi, Kenya

80.       Abdinor Ali, California, USA

81.       Mohamed Deeq Taakilo, Massachusetts, USA

82.       Abdikarim Ahmed, Massachusetts, USA

83.       Burhan Mohamed, Washington, USA

84.       Su'ad Abdullahi, London, UK

85.       Qaali Ahmed, Minnesota, USA

86.       Anwar Maxamed Diiriye, Minneapolis, MN, USA

87.       Ali Said Haji Aliyow, Melbourne, Australia

88.       Ali H. Abdulla, Abu Dhabi, UAE

89.       Jama Ali Jama, London,UK

90.       Ibraahim Mahadalla Dhuxulow, London,UK

91.       Abdilaziz Abdullahi    Virginia, USA

92.       Huda Yusuf, Massachusetts, USA

93.       Khalif Y. Ahmed, Minnesota, USA

94.       Faiza Aziz, Minnesota, USA

95.       Abdinasir Egal, Massachusetts, USA

96.       Basra Aden Salad, Virginia, USA

97.       Rowda Olad, Ohio, USA

98.       Abdulakdir Aden Mohamud (Jangeli), Washington, USA

99.       Mohamed Ahmed Farah, Virginia, USA

100.   Abdulkadir Esse, Virginia, USA

101.   Aden Sarhan, Maryland, USA

102.   Mohamed Awad, Virginia, USA

103.   Abdirizak Raghe, Virginia, USA

104.   Eyni Cisas, Virginia, USA

105.   Faisal Osman, Virginia, USA

106.   Faisal Abdi, Woodbridge, VA, USA

107.   Abdikarim Osman, Virginia, USA

108.   Imam Omarr Abukar Mohamud, Washington DC, USA

109.   Id Farah, Virginia, USA

110.   Yusuf Sarur, Virginia, USA

111.   Abdi Hassan, Maryland, USA

112.   Ahmed Mohamed, Virginia, USA

113.   Raghe Siyad, North Carolina, USA

114.   Zaid Mohamed Yusuf, Washington DC, USA

115.   Mohamed Hassan Hussein, Maryland, USA

116.   Ahmed Yusuf, Virginia, USA

117.   Omar Douled, Virginia, USA

118.   Abdullahi Yusuf, Virginia, USA

119.   Abdinasir Ali Abdi, Virginia, USA

120.   Abdiaziz Hussein, Virginia, USA

121.   Abukar Mudey, Virginia, USA

122.   Mohamud Hassan Gamur, Virginia, USA

123.   Said Shidaad, Columbus, OH, USA

124.   Prof Hussein Warsame, Calgary, AL, Canada


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