Saturday, 30 June 2012

I HAVE LANDED HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 20YEARS


Coming to Mogadishu with a national Airline company which belongs to Somalia, I don’t think you can better than that. We first circled around Mogadishu, looking at beautiful waves hitting the white Sandy beaches of Xaamar Cadde.

The first thing that hits you when you land is the beautiful backdrop of a blue ocean sited right next to Aden Abdullah Airport. This is a beautiful city and a beautiful Country. I landed at Aden Abdullah International Airport at 13.35pm, from go, my head was asking itself, Why cannot I live here?  

When you step outside Aden Abdullah Airport, the first thing you realise is the amount of AK-47s people have. But these people are not warlords, they have been tasked to lookout for trouble-makers and any Terrorists looking to de-stabilise Mogadishu. I was told by my father, who picked me up, that this is nothing compared to last year where everybody somehow carried an assault rifle. If this is nothing, then I wouldn’t want to image last year.

As me and my father, who by the way picked me up from Aden Abdullah wearing Ray bans, where heading back to our house, I heard a bang and looked back thinking who bumped into our car. I realised quickly this bang was not a car accident but a bullet to the sky by the police telling us to move out of the way because they had to deal with an Emergency. “Welcome to Mogadishu” my father stated.

Mogadishu has been ravaged by a Deadly Civil war and an Ideology war for 20 years. People have been scarred. When you talk to a local Xamaari’s, (Another word for Mogadishu’s Native People), you can see something is not quite right. Frustration, Anger, War, just to name a few, but they all had a smile. These people deserve an award for bravery and a Humanitarian award for living through a brutal war.

This is my land, these are my people. I cannot but try to find a way into which I can help them. I went to visit my Extended family in which I haven’t seen for 2 Decades. It really touched me. I sensed, just by looking into their eyes, my people are hurting. But then again, when they saw me, they glimpsed hope because the Diaspora is coming back. Signs of good times on its way.

I love Mogadishu and can only pray that Allah makes my people from now onwards, enjoy their life without fearing somebody will shoot them or injure them.  The clan based war has stopped. You can now walk around without worrying if people are going to ask you “What is your tribe”.

I also want to say Somalis reading this, Come back, COME BACK. Let’s take back Mogadishu back like Egypt or Libya, Tunisia and even Syria, who are trying to take back their countries.
From the Bottom of my Heart, Please come back because this is a beautiful country to Waste and this is our LAND.
Deeq – PPG - Editor

Monday, 25 June 2012

Can Somalia follow Egypts Footsteps and be Free?

25/06/2012



As you all have heard by now, Egypt has broken free from the chains of "Mubaraks Connection" Politics. Even though the military has still gripped into its power, Egpytians can sense freedom due to the fact that the people have recieved their gift, Mohammed Morsi as the First Democratically elected President.


Mohammed Morsi, Who beat Ahmed Shafiq, The Western Worlds man, to the Presidential Election is the head of the Muslim Brotherhood. In the outside world, when one recalls anything to do with the term Islam or Muslim, people tend to be cautious.

Mr Morsi is the people's choice. If the rest of the world cannot deal with it, then they will have to get use to it!

I just pray to Allah that Somalia can be the same. If 100,000 Somalis protested outside Mogadishu Stadium everyday with national unity, pride and love for Mother Somalia, Then I am sure we can grip free from this nightmare we are currenty facing.

Free Somalia!

Deeq- PPG - Editor

Friday, 22 June 2012

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS - SOMALIA AUGUST 2012

22/06/2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS - SOMALIA AUGUST 2012



 The Transitional Federal Government of Somalia's(TFG) time is coming to an end. What have they achieved and What is the future outcome of Somalia?

 Recently, as August 2011 up until the day I am writing this blog(22/06/2012, Mogadishu, Somalia's Capital has seen major changes to its Terror and Destruction over the last 22 years of Civil War. Somalia has moved over from Clan based battles to Ideology Warfare. It has reached to the point where one is considered Disbeliever just for listening to music. And where another is labelled an "Al-Shabab", A bunch of Criminals looking for Fame and are being instigated by a third party to cause havoc and terror among Somali's, Just for loving the Religion of the Almighty Allah.



Shiekh Sharif Shiekh Ahmed


 Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, Somalia's Interim President, Has in my opinion done a lot for us, As Nation of Somali's. One can speculate how no real change has arrived in Somalia but you have to give credit to the fact that Sheikh Ahmed has indeed brought relatively calm era in Mogadishu, Somalia's Capital and once known as the "Worlds Most Dangerous City".

 Somalia has reached as low as possible gravity can take you. If you dig deep into the soil of planet earth, one can only go so low to the point where there isn't any lower place to go. We have sunk the bottom but slowly, and gradually, we are now starting to float up. It may take years or it may take Century's, One thing is for sure, we HAVE to go up.

 The major obstacle we had was clan based rivalry's. At present, The love for our country is slowly but surely erasing this disease of "Clan Loyalty". My main focus is Mogadishu because if Mogadishu see's peace, its like domino, it will spread across the whole nation.

 I remember a friend of mine, who recently traveled to India told me about an incident he witnessed in Delhi. 2 young men, 1 Muslim and one Sikh, had a dispute and where about to come to an altercation. A old man, who watching the whole scene, couldn't keep quite any longer and stood up, Passionately singing the Indian National Anthem. With a few seconds of him singing, the 2 men who nearly came to blows both started crying and hugged each other as respect for Mother India.

 Now, Can we see that at home? I'm sure we can.

 4 More Years Mr President Sheikh Ahmed



Shiekh Ahmed Visiting Ka'aba



 FREE SOMALIA.

Mohamed Hassan (Dj)