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Ethiopia unveils a statue for Sayid Muhamed Abdullah Hassan,in Jigjiga

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Oodweyne   

Che,

 

No, I am merely reporting the "modus-oparendi" of the regime and how even which road in the city gets to be cleaned twice a week by the local council in the capital had to do with a political calculation and clannish equation.

 

This is not news now, but, it's tragic (of historical kind) that you who never get tired to preach Somali union and the virtue of the old republic is blind to the very thing that has brought about the demise of that republic.

 

And what is also doubly surprising thing is that, you really want to discuss things of this kind with others while you in turn are even naked from the most elementary facts that could given you sufficient armour for you to hold your own end of this kind of discussion.

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Oodweyne   

Che,

 

As for Ina Cabdille Hassan, I think he was a man of his time, good or bad. Furthermore, he was of the opinion that his was the only way to go about in getting a free Somali peninsula. And, of course, he was a man in possession of extraordinary ability, if only he could of use it in the right way.

 

And, finally, leaving aside his usual way of clannish retail politics and score-settling with clans by all manner of insulting poems, he was every bit as any would-be dictator of that 20th century, which was a century teeming with honey-words tin-pot dictators across the continents. And of course, those "would-be-dictators" have in turn promised a deliverance of independence to a subjugated people, while in turn only a murder and collective subjugation of a kind that will replace the white colonials, is all they had in mind.

 

All in all; his is unique case of good intention (or at least historically good intention) deliberately and with malice, being badly executed. Hence, only a diligent scholarship of the kind we clannish Somalis are unlikely to ever amount to could only do justice to the man and his time as well as what he wrought for the ever squabbling Somalis in the fullness of time.

 

And, that in no small measure, is why I believe that what historical manupilation of scholarship, the then Gen. Barre regime have done with this man’s movement, has been nothing but a supreme disaster to any eventual "proper reappraisal" of this man in the place of the lexicon of the Somali history.

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Saalax   

Che -Guevara;987167 wrote:
haha you are back with your home erotic fantasies haye, go and hug Sayid and spare us your smelly self.

Says Back off

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Oodweyne. You have a measured understanding of the man, something many who despise or love him lack. Now we can move on to Barre, I would give you his regime did promote certain aspects of the Somali history and ignored others.

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galbeedi   

First the Darwiish Sayid was born in Buuhoodle Togdheer few miles from Buroa city , so he is a Somalilander by today's standard, second while his method of confronting the British colonial was radical , he waged his war of independence according to that era. In the history of Somali independence movement he is a national icon that can not be denied by history. on the issue of his statue been erected in Jigjiga that is pure Qabyaalad, and I agree with Xaaji that it is a sinister way for the Ethiopian regime, who colonized this region and still occupies today to shift the blame to the European colonials. The so called Onlf and mr. Mohamed Omar (iley) are here to loot the Somali region. The Onlf was just a tool to claim and rule by force a land shared by many Soomaalis. If they do not change their hungry character the will destroy that region just as the same way they destroyed the Somali republic.

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galbeedi;987187 wrote:
First the Darwiish Sayid was born in Buuhoodle Togdheer few miles from Buroa city , so he is a Somalilander by today's standard, .

Galbeedi, you're right Mohamed Abdille Hassan was born on the outskirts of Buuhoodle, but by "today's standard" the sayid would be classified as an "Illegal Alien", becuase according to the"constitution" of the tinpot Republic, citizenry is determined by paternal lineage. Ironically enough the Sayid would be a foreign but the folks of Gashaamo and Xarshin would natural citizens.

 

Coming back to statue, this is nothing more than a gimmick that denigrates the memory of the Sayid and heroic struggle for freedom against the chains of Colonial rule. I can imagine anything more vile and cowardly then to deprecate on a man's values and principles by honouring him in the name of that which he fought against. The reason why Ina Iley erected this statue is to bolster his on standing with the clan by positioning himself the gatekeeper and protector of the clans honour and history, whilst, undermining the appeal of the ONLF at the same time. This further trivialise the standing of a national icon. This is probably why the Ethiopians allowed this statue because it devalues the Somali struggle for independence, whilst bolstering the image their servant. in all, this is a crude propaganda stun and a clan relations pr that blacken the name of Somali hero.

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Spot the difference, if any.

Jigjig's statue

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Muqdisho's statue.

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they could've come up with some creative efforts rather than copy and paste and old version.

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Xaaji Xunjuf;987495 wrote:
Wiil iyo abtigiis ba labada taalo taagay Maxammad siyaad bare iyo Ileey, marka they are not that different.

Ileey miyuusan aheen wiil Reer Xarshin iyo Allaybaday ka soo jeda? :D

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