New York, 27 Feb. (AKI) – The top United Nations envoy for Somalia has called on Muslim countries to redouble their efforts to promote stability in the war-ravaged state which has seen a sharp rise in fighting, especially in Mogadishu, since the transitional government ousted Islamist groups with Ethiopian help two months ago. At a meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Contact Group in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Francois Loseny Fall Monday urged states with contacts with the leaders of the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) to encourage the Islamist leaders to join in national reconciliation.
Since the ouster of the UIC, which had seized control of Mogadishu in June and progressively extended its control, UN officials from Secretary-General Ban and Fall on down have underscored the historic opportunity the various parties now have to restore peace and stability to a country that has had no functioning central government since the regime of Muhammad Siad Barre was toppled in 1991.
But just 10 days ago, the UN reported that a steady flow of displaced persons was leaving Mogadishu to escape insecurity and violence.
Seriously, wtf? Isn’t the UIC part of the problem…and UIC has the I for ISLAMIC in it..so the UN wants to invite more islamics to try to work on peace? By the laws of Islam the countries that contribute help can’t side against their fellow terrorists er Islamic brethren. So really what good is it going to do?