Mostly ignored for the most part by the mainstream media,
Shabab al-Mujahideen (Somalia's largest homegrown Islamic militant group),
has pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.
Entitled "Labaik ya Osama" (At your service, Osama),
the video was posted on Islamist Internet
forums over the weekend and is presented as a "gift to the lions of Tawheed
(belief in the oneness of Allah),
and the Muslims everywhere."
The 48-minute video opens with an annoying animation of whirling flower
tendrils. and text in English and Arabic paying tribute to the mujahideen (holy
warriors) in Palestine and the Arabian peninsula,
as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
"We answer your call, our sheik and our emir, the Mujahideen here are fine and the winds of victory are still blowing on them and the enemy's plans are collapsing, one after another," Abu Zubair states in the video, addressing bin Laden.
"We bring you glad tidings and tell you; rejoice, we are awaiting your guidance in this advanced stage in the life of Jihad in which the challenges of fighting the occupiers have overlapped with the requirements of establishing the Islamic State."
A crowd of purported Shabab militants are shown in the video waving their arms
and shouting: "Here we are O' Osama; We are your soldiers O' Osama."
In the name of God the Merciful
Youth Mujahideen Movement
((The army that went in Somalia))
:: Present ::
...::: Holiday gift to the people of Tawheed :::...
((Wonderful video version))
"Labaik ya Osama"
"Here I am at Your Service O' Osama"
° ~ ~ Osama, oh ~ ~ °
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