The statement mirrors comments made last week by Harakat al-Shabab's spokesman, 'Ali Mahamoud Rage ('Ali Dheere), at a rally to celebrate the insurgent movement's formal affiliation with Al-Qa'ida Central in Lower Shabelle.
For Immediate Release
‘London Conference aimed at carving up the Somalia Nation’
Mogadishu 23/02/2012 - Somalis have a long history of repelling invasion of all kinds and the London conference is not in any way different from the various other conferences aimed at bolstering the invading African forces that are prolonging the instability in Somalia.
The Muslims of Somalia must understand that the signatories to the London Conference do not hold the keys to the future or the stability of Somalia and should, therefore, categorically all mandates and constitutions prepared in foreign countries under the deceptive notion of restoring lasting peace.
With more than a dozen Christian nations mounting a concerted Crusade against the Muslims of Somalia, we, the leaders of Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen, hereby reaffirm our position that we will not under any circumstances allow any form of foreign intervention to be used as an instrument to subjugate the Muslims of Somalia and that we will confront and counter, by any means possible, all the outcomes of the London Conference.
Britain already provides military advice and training to the African invaders and now with the increased support from Britain in the form of logistical support as well as financial aid, we will see to it that the’ coordinated approach’ proposed by Britain does not succeed under the current conditions in Somalia and the delusory attempts aimed at carving up the Somali nation do not materialize.
We now stand more defiant, more stronger and more determined in the face of this imperialistic campaign. We will not, at any point in time, compromise on our beliefs and our goals of establishing governance according to Islamic Shari’ah in our country in preparation for the imminent Islamic Khilaafa and we will wage war against the Western crusade until the Truth of Tawheed emerges triumphant over the falsehood of the Christian-Zionist Crusade.
Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen