November 21, 2008, - 12:52 pm

Typical: Muslim Somalis Upset Over Muslim Somalis’ Hijacking of . . . Muslim Ship

By Debbie Schlussel
This is so typical of Muslims. They’re against discrimination and intolerance and terrorism . . . only when it’s against them.
This is Exhibit A of that. After months of their cheering of their Al-Qaeda-allied countrymen terrorizing and seizing ships, they’re upset only because the ship is from a Muslim country. Figures:

MOGADISHU – Dozens of Somali Islamist insurgents entered a port on Friday in search of the pirate group behind the seizure of a Saudi supertanker that was the world’s biggest hijack, a local elder said.

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Sirius Star: Saudi Tanker Hijacked by Muslim Somalis

Separately, police in the capital Mogadishu said they ambushed and shot dead 17 Islamist militants, in the latest illustration of the chaos in the Horn of Africa country that has fueled a dramatic surge in piracy.
The Sirius Star — a Saudi vessel with a $100 million oil cargo and 25-man crew from the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Croatia, Poland and Britain — is believed anchored offshore near Haradheere, about half-way up Somalia’s long coastline.
“Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country and hijacking its ship is a bigger crime than other ships,” Sheikh Abdirahim Isse Adow, an Islamist spokesman, told Reuters. “Haradheere is under our control and we shall do something about that ship,” he said.
Both the U.S. Navy and Dubai-based ship operator Vela International said they could not confirm media reports that the hijackers were demanding a $25 million ransom.
That would be the biggest demand to date by pirates who prey on boats in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean off Somalia.
An upsurge of attacks this year has forced up shipping insurance costs, made some firms go round South Africa instead of via the Suez Canal, brought millions in ransom payments, and prompted an international naval response.
In Mogadishu, police said they laid in wait and shot dead 17 fighters from the militant al Shabaab insurgent group during an attempted attack on a senior official.
The Islamist rebels have been fighting the government and its Ethiopian military allies for about two years. They launch near-daily guerrilla strikes in the capital and control most of south Somalia, including a town just nine miles to the south of Mogadishu.
Islamist leaders deny allegations they collude with pirates and insist they will stamp down on them if they win power, citing a crackdown when they ruled the south briefly in 2006.
Some analysts, however, say Islamist militants are benefiting from the spoils of piracy and arms shipments facilitated by the sea gangs. Analysts also accuse government figures of collaboration with pirates.
The elder in Haradheere port told Reuters the Islamists arrived wanting to find out immediately about the Sirius Star, which was captured on Saturday about 450 nautical miles off Kenya in the pirates’ furthest strike to date.
“The Islamists arrived searching for the pirates and the whereabouts of the Saudi ship,” said the elder, who declined to be named. “I saw four cars full of Islamists driving in the town from corner to corner.”
The Islamists say they will attack the pirates for hijacking a Muslim ship,” he said.
In Mogadishu, al Shabaab gunmen drove to the home of the local Madina district chairman early in the morning, but found police officers lying in wait, witnesses and authorities said.
“We got information before they left their hideouts and so we were able to surround them,” said police spokesman Abdullahi Hassan Barise. “Thirteen of the dead bodies lie in the street near the chairman’s house.”
Residents said the al Shabaab fighters wore black scarves round their heads with Arabic script reading “God is great.” . . .

Religion of “peace”, right?

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7 Responses

I don’t know whether I should root for Somalia being leveled for being the source of jihadi piracy, or laugh at them for disrupting oil supplies, and thereby the free unearned cash that those Islamic countries get for that oil. Is oil paid for upfront, or after delivery? If the latter, it’s too funny to see Jihadis disrupting Jihadi funding 😉

Infidel Pride on November 21, 2008 at 2:01 pm

Debbie did you ever catch the headline “Saudis label pirates ‘terrorists’….”
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa/article5180546.ece
That was one of funniest headlines of the year.
Your link had one of the most outrageous line of reasoning I have ever heard.
” A pirate identifying himself as Jamii Adam told the Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper that negotiations were taking place with the ship’s owners, saying the ransom demanded was not excessive but declining to give a figure.
He said it had cost the pirates $500,000 to seize the vessel. “We bore many costs to hijack it,” he said.”
“We bore many costs to hijack it”. They are talking like some investors on a deal gone bad. LOL.

californiascreaming on November 21, 2008 at 2:14 pm

Somalia needs to be wiped out.

Ripper on November 21, 2008 at 2:16 pm

This piracy by Moslems is nothing new. They have been doing this since the Barbary pirates. See:
http://jihadwatch.org/archives/022954.php
and this (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Barbary_War):
“In 1786, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams went to negotiate with Tripoli’s envoy to London, Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman or (Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja). Upon inquiring “concerning the ground of the pretensions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury”, the ambassador replied:
‘It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy’s ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once.'”
If Obama wants to start things off right, he can act truly Jeffersonian and do something about them just like Jefferson did.
[IAM: I’VE WRITTEN ABOUT THIS–THE BARBARY PIRATES–MANY TIMES OVER THE PAST DECADE OR MORE. DS]

i_am_me on November 21, 2008 at 3:31 pm

I cannot understand why the US and/or Nato do not station a submarine in those waters. Have them sink any pirate ship that would venture into the open seas.
After sinking a few of these it would stop the piracy. Oh I forgot, the liberals states that we must coddle the terrorist not kill them.

FIVEOFNINE on November 21, 2008 at 6:01 pm

Only a bigger crime because it was a bigger ship. These people are sick and sickening.

Bob A. on November 23, 2008 at 5:37 pm

A large dose of “Black Flag” is in order for these cockroaches. I hope the parties involved don’t wait to long to fully address them.

Jackson Pearson on November 25, 2008 at 12:49 am

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