al-Katāi'b Media presents a new press release from Ḥarakat al-Shabāb al-Mujāhidīn: "Not Responsible for Kenya Turbulence"

Mogadishu (12/03/2012) – Contrary to the specious allegations of the Kenyan government, Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen bears no responsibility whatsoever for the turbulence that reigns over the country. The turmoil that is rapidly spreading across Kenya is in fact a monument to the grossly misguided foreign policies and misplaced priorities of the Kenyan government that seems to be under the delusion that it is waging a winnable war against Islam.
Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen had previously cautioned the Kenyan government and warned of ‘cataclysmic consequences’ should Kenya continue to pursue the belligerent path of invasion. The rampant insecurity that now prevails in the streets of Kenya, and the wave of public anxiety therein, conspicuously foreshadows the perilous turn of events ahead, if not portend the complete demise of the very notion of peace and stability that the Kenyan public had for many years enjoyed.
Having failed to comprehend the implications and reach the desired objectives of their invasion, the response to the attacks lays bare the evil intentions of the Kenyan government, which, in an act of pure vengeance, has now resorted to persecuting the Muslims of Kenya into submission. Innocent Muslims in Kenya, both native and foreign, are being falsely imprisoned and tortured, held for ransom in deplorable conditions and their businesses targeted and plundered; all of this under the flimsy pretence of preventing possible future attacks.
In the light of these appalling occurrences, the Mujahideen are determined not remain idle whilst their Muslim brothers and sister are being persecuted, and vow to take all necessary measures to counter and prevent the gratuitous violence perpetrated by the Kenyan government against the Muslims of Kenya. Muslims in Kenya are advised to immediately mobilise their resources and resist all forms of state-sponsored oppression directed against them. They must not be deluded by the illusory hopes of the government and take all necessary precautions to protect their honour, their property and their lives from the enemies of Islam. Be steadfast O’ Muslims of Kenya, for Allah’s victory is near.
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Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen