New statement from Ḥarakat al-Shabāb al-Mujāhidīn: "Shaykh Aboud Rogo’s Death: a Catalyst for Change"

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Mogadishu (27/08/2012) – Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the cold-blooded murder of Sheikh Aboud Rogo in Mombasa and urges the Muslims to wake up to the Kenyan authority’s vicious witch-hunt against their fellow Muslim brothers.
While Sheikh Aboud Rogo was not officially a member of Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen, he, like the rest of the Muslims in Kenya, shared unbreakable religious ties with the Mujahideen. The death of the Sheikh comes at a time when the brutal murder of his brothers, Sheikh Samir Khan and Mohamed Kassim, is still remains fresh in the minds of the Muslims and exposes the latest atrocity in a spate of extra-judicial killings carried out by the Kenyan authorities against innocent Muslims in Kenya. The savagery with which the Muslim preachers were killed is vividly indicative of the Kuffar’s deep-rooted hatred towards Islam and the Muslims.
In the light of these incidents, Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen strongly advises the Muslims of Kenya to act upon the Hadith of the Prophet, may peace and blessings be upon him, where he said: “The example of the Believers in their mutual love and mercy for one another is like that of a body; if one part of the body aches, then the whole body suffers with fever and sleeplessness” [Bukhari & Muslim]
The Muslims in Kenya must understand that they are being deliberately targeted because of their religious identity and that helping their Muslim brothers, particularly in these turbulent times, is a religious obligation upon them. They must draw upon the experiences of their Martyred brothers (we deem him so and we do not recommend anyone before Allah) as catalysts for change and not fall prey to the evil plots of the Kuffar.
Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen also calls upon the Muslims in Kenya to fully boycott the coming elections and not to be repeatedly deluded by the illusory promises of the government. Not only is the participation in the elections prohibited in Islam but also the current government has terribly failed to protect the rights of Muslims in Kenya. Therefore Muslims must take the matter into their own hands, stand united against the Kuffar and take all necessary measures to protect their religion, their honour, their property and their lives from the enemies of Islam.
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