Bombings in Somalia: The Ummah Remains Victim of Foreign Troops

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


At least 100 people have been killed and 300 wounded in two car bomb explosions in the capital Mogadishu, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said. Blaming the al-Shabab armed group for the attacks, Mohamud told reporters on Sunday that he expected the death toll from the twin blasts to rise further. Authorities said the attack at the busy Sobe intersection on Saturday targeted the Somali education ministry and a school.  (Aljazeera)


The attack has clearly shown the deterioration of security in Somalia a sufficient evidence of failure by the Somali’s security apparatus to protect its citizens. Often when these horrendous murders happen anywhere in the world, the next thing is either condemnation of state authorities along with Western leaders as in this case of Somalia. Sadly on the other hand, militant groups do claim responsibility for the bombings. Really, is there is any justification to commit such killings? Indeed, there is no justification for any government nor individuals to kill innocent lives anywhere as this act has been forbidden in Islam. Allah (swt) says:

[وَلَا تَقْتُلُوا النَّفْسَ الَّتِي حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ إِلَّا بِالْحَقِّ]

“Nor take life – which Allah has made sacred – except for just cause.” [Al-Isra: 33].

The killing is not the first and it will not be the last in the presence of foreign troops in Somalia. The United States redeployed its ground troops in small numbers to Somalia in May 2022, but its air war has been going on for much longer. Since January 2007, the United States has launched at least 234 airstrikes inside Somalia targeting both al Qaeda and the Islamic State, according to data compiled by FDD’s Long War Journal. For 15 years, the US denied any civilian casualties from air attacks, admitting just five deaths so far! This is the language of war and does not match the reality as lots of innocent lives continued to be lost from the US air strikes.

The Western powers who pretend to cry crocodile tears for the deaths of people in Somalia while their hands are dripping with the blood of millions of women, children and elderly all over the world. The US in particular is the one who patronizes and gives permission to their puppets in Muslim countries to use chemical weapons against the public as is in case of Bashar Al-Assad of Syria.

The conflict in Somalia has intensified and the rest of the Ummah has left it a victim of the foreign troops. The American escalation converts Somalia from an emergency zone and a humanitarian disaster into an “area of active hostilities” and people will not be spared from the accidental bombing incidents that leave elderly men, women and children victims.

Like any other Muslim land, Somalia will continue facing bloodshed among other crises which comes as a result of loyalty of Muslim leaders to their Western masters. Many of the conflicts in the entire Muslim land are directly resulting from foreign influence and intervention. Since the Muslim world is led by western backed rulers, the Ummah is in turmoil. And since there is no Khilafah (Caliphate) – an independent government then the crises in Somalia and the rest of the World will persist. It is the Khilafah implementing the divine laws, the affairs of the Ummah will be resolved once and for all.

Written for the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir by
Shabani Mwalimu
Media Representative of Hizb ut Tahrir in Kenya