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  1. nuune;974420 wrote: Mohamed, I am not interested in finding you links, but I was watching the event LIVE and in Russian language, they have even talked about Russia-Somalia relations in the 70s, whhy all this when they know he is representing Sweden, because he is Somali, the sooner you get that, the better, sxb, everybody cares about Mo Farah as long he is getting medals for Britain, it is a temporary thing, it is called, selective interest! So you're basically a liar. Let me remind you what you said.... Some world media reacted to this, and were making fun of Somalia as a whole. and.... many media outlets made fun of him and Somalia(not Sweden)! Yet you can't find me one link in which many of the world media outlets made fun of him. Okay
  2. lol okay, lets see who these media outlets are who made fun of him. Please, provide us the links...
  3. Are you bit ****** or something? Firstly he was representing Sweden and nobody was taking the piss out of him. He was running in one of the hottest days during the World Championships. Many athletes felt ill by the heat and humidity.
  4. The posts made by Faafan and Miskiin-Macruuf-Aqiyaar demonstrate what an absolute lying, deceiving ***** Dr_Osman is. I guess he looks up to that dictator known as Faroole. Same characteristics
  5. Dr_Osman;973942 wrote: Theyre really cheap like 150 bucks for 5 sets. You just gotta source the poles which would be very cheap too. Shame on somalis for not picking this up Because you're not a Somali? You're a Puntlander, right? Dipshit, Having the cheek to talk about cost when that dictator in the North (faroole) is building presidential palaces for himself instead of providing jobs for the young unemployed.
  6. Odey;973948 wrote: Why should we give a flying F about some cadaan guy talking about our capital?. Because he's actually been there and is actually being honest about the situation. He isn't being stereotypical at all which is refreshing. How about you watch the video instead of moaning like an absolute *****?
  7. It's just an observation I made reading this forum. So many people would rather their region became a success than for Somalia as a whole to become a success. I'm not including Somaliland in this, but I am talking about pro Puntlanders and Jubbalanders. Take for example Jubbuland. Why would any sane Somali support the movement in its current state and support the former warlord claiming power? The Somali government says it's unconstitutional and they want to make sure the region is in the right hands. And yet you have people supporting the leaders who are willing to have support from Kenya and Ethiopia. How is that a good thing? For Ethiopia and Kenya, it's wonderful because Somalia becomes even more separate and less united and you have people on here blindly agreeing. Then you have those supporting Faroole? A man hell bent on making sure the Somali government fails with his actions and talks. Why would anyone back him? Surely it makes sense to back the government? Rather than trying to kick it down? What good could come away from a region separating itself? It can't ever be successful and what little success financially it will have, it will be limiting. Furthermore, rather than supporting the government. You have people making stuff up and mocking the government and essentially hoping that it fails. I won't name names, but it's obvious who I'm talking about. These Separatists really do annoy me and they have no plans in wanting Somalia to be united and strong again. One of the few people whose post I like and who I think comes across as someone who clearly is in favour of a united Somalia is Chimera.
  8. They look disgusting. Something you'd find in the 1950s era of soviet union. Plus it's a perfect element for ghettos to form and crime to spread and before you know it will look like a worn down area full of crackheads. Somalia does not need this. Let's go back to the beautiful buildings we had during the 50s/60s/70s.
  9. It scared the hell out of me. What I love about the forum is the amount of beautiful pictures of Mogadishu from the past, and I thought it was all gone! I'm gonna have to save it on my compute now
  10. A good read As you flick on your television to watch England take on Spain on Saturday, you may like to thank your lucky stars for being able to follow the game so easily. It's second nature - a ritual almost without thought - as is playing football for most of the world's enthusiasts. But would you risk your life to carry out either pastime? I only ask because they do in Somalia, which is why you might like to root for their embattled footballers on Saturday - especially if you have Britain's traditional fondness for the underdog. Because there can be few teams with the odds more stacked against them than the collection of individuals who face a daily fight just to play the game - often having to disguise their intentions to do so. Saturday marks the beginning of Somalia's 2014 World Cup adventure, although just making it to the start line for their preliminary qualifier against Ethiopia is creditworthy enough. The Somalis' 'home leg' will actually be played in Djibouti though because Somalia - widely described as a failed state and without an effective government in two decades - is considered too dangerous to host matches. Living in the middle of a war zone is the first hurdle for Somalia's footballers. It was one which Under-20 starlet Abdi Salaan Mohamed Ali was unable to overcome in February, after he became the tragic victim of a suicide bomber after leaving training one day. Then there's the mere challenge of just being able to play football at all. For notwithstanding the country's drought, famine and political instability, the game is outlawed in many parts of Somalia by the militant Islamist group al-Shabab, which has links to al-Qaeda. And despite the heavy involvement of many of the world's Muslim nations in national and international football, playing football in Somalia is fraught with danger. "It was four years ago that they described football as unIslamic or Satanic," says Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar, the Somali Football Federation (SFF) press officer. "According to the Islamists, football is totally banned in Somalia - as it is something that steers the young people away from the path of Islam." So much so that Somalia is a place where al-Shabab cannot even tolerate people watching the game on television. Those Somalis wishing to play football, especially the ones who have to travel in from al-Shabab controlled areas, go to extraordinary lengths to play. They regularly hide their football kits under Islamic dress as they cross checkpoints into the government-controlled areas, so that no militant will discover their real intention. "That's the culture - because the young players want to train and play," says the SFF's secretary general, Abdi Qani. "Normally, every place in Mogadishu or Somalia is a risk but the objective of the young generation is to play or watch or support football - that is the aim." Football in Somalia is exceptionally popular - some estimating that 85-90% of the population love the game. And those who run Somali football display unbridled passion as they work tirelessly to ensure the game can continue, often at sizeable personal cost both in terms of time and money. Qani has spent much of his recent time trying to raise cash from the Somali diaspora on sponsorship crusades in Europe. Because without governmental support and a wholesale absence of sponsorship, the SFF survives on the annual US$250,000 (£157,000) grant that every national association receives from Fifa - but which many dismiss as chicken feed (Brazil's sponsorship deal is worth over US$100m). Victory over Ethiopia would take Somalia into a financially-crippling qualifying group that would involve trips to South Africa, Botswana and Central African Republic. I asked Qani the faintly-absurd question of whether he actually wants to win the two-legged play-off. "We're 100% committed to winning and if we do win, we're preparing to ask Fifa and the Confederation of African Football for special financial support for Somalia," he replied. As athletes like former world 1500m champion Abdi Bile and Somali-born British athlete Mo Farah have proved, and footballers like Chelsea teenager Islam Feruz may do in future, there is real talent in Somalia. There is also a devotion to sport that almost beggars belief. Earlier this year, al-Shabab called the captain of the Somali women's basketball team to give her a choice - either stop playing basketball or be killed - with Islamists having issued an order back in 2006 which banned Somali women from playing sport. "I will only die when my life runs out - no one can kill me but Allah," responded a defiant Suweys Ali Jama, who is currently preparing for December's Arab Games in Qatar. "I will never stop my profession while I am still alive." Her words echoed those of fellow basketball players who received similar death threats when contesting a regional tournament in Kenya, with the team's male coach saying: "I am ready to die in Mogadishu for the reason that I have participated in this tournament." And after the death of under-20 player Abdi Salaan Mohamed Ali earlier this year, the president of the Somali Football Federation reacted by saying: "we are committed to continuing our duty in the war-torn country until we meet death." They are comments and attitudes which put England's clash with Spain into real perspective.
  11. Who wrote this ****** article? At first glance I notice this... Since its independence from Italy, Somalia is wounded by civil war, famine, terrorism and corrupt incompetent consecutive regimes, but Somalis are far from death and are strong enough to inflict an ever lasting damage to an aggressor. Somalia got independence from Britain and Italy. On top of that, it was the first african country to democratically hold two elections successfully. On top of that it was under relative peace between 1960 to 1990. Dumb article. Can't even get the facts straight.
  12. Che -Guevara;753551 wrote: looool..why 15th century? I don't know Just picked a random century. To be fair, I'm being harsh on the people of the 15th Century. Even they were more civilized and intelligent than the retards that are Al-Shabaab.
  13. General Duke;753548 wrote: A few explosions will not make much of a difference to Kenya as a nation. However it will have an effect on the high flying Somali's in Kenya. Al Shabaab and their idiotic supporters always end up hurting the interest of the Somalis who they claim they are defending. How did their Jihad of 2006 hurt Ethiopia? How did their wars inside Somalia, cutting the charcoal and uprooting farmers hurt the infidels? Now a fee bombs in Nairobi will hurt who? The Somali's thats who. That's Al-Shabaab for you. They're a bunch of medieval nutters who belong in the 15th Century.