Mogadishu (HAN) May 18, 2015 – Public Diplomacy and Regional Security News. According to Geeska Afrika online reporter, it is illegal to wear a face-covering veil in Southern Somali town of Dhuusamareeb.
The town of Dhusamareb have banned women from wearing face-covering veil in public places for security reasons. The militia forces of Ahlu-Sunna Wal-Jamea (Supported by Ethiopian forces) which is battling Islamist insurgents largely in central Somalia said, they are aiming to prevent militants disguising themselves as women. Nur Elmi, a security official in Galgadud regional capital of Dhusamareb told the media on Sunday that the order imposes strict ban on face coverings:
“The group for the annihilation of Somali people will not be allowed to wear theics’ full-face veil of women,” he said, saying they regard themselves as Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamea.
Referring to Al- Shabaab’s ideology, Elmi insisted that they will counter ‘propagation of Wahhabi teachings’ in the areas under the control of the group. Ahlu Sunna militias wrested control of nearby Guri’el in deadly battles with Somali government forces in late 2014. The paramilitary group adheres to Sufism, and emerged as powerful armed wing following against Al- Shabaab terror group in Somalia. The Ahlu-Sunna militia liberated Dhusamareeb town from Al-shabaab militants.
Photo: Photographer Sebastian Farmborough went to Saudi Arabia and saw this woman out at sea
HAN & Geeska Afrika Online (1985-2015), the oldest free independent Free Press in the region, brings together top journalists from across the Horn of Africa. Including Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, Djibouti, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Oromo, Amhara, Somali, Afar and Harari. Plus, we have daily translations from 150 major news organizations in the Middle East and East African regions. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
Geeska Afrika Online (1985 -2015) – The International Gateway news and views about the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Somaliland, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda), the best IGAD news and information Online Site for the last 30 Years.