Somali Cause strongly condemns the twin blast in Kampala, Uganda and sends its condolences to the people of Uganda and the victims of such barbaric attack against innocent people
A Somali based militant group (Al-Shabab) claimed responsibility on Monday for the twin bombings in Uganda that killed 74 people watching the World Cup final on TV. Somali Cause strongly condemns and denounces such horrific and barbaric attack against innocent people.
This evil action by Al-shabab shall never bend the good historical relationship between the people of Somalia and Uganda but must be a reason to strengthen that relationship to fight a common enemy and an enemy of Islam. Somali Cause joins others in condemning in the strongest terms this barbaric attack against innocent people in Kampala, Uganda.
In situations like this the Somali population in Uganda should not become the target of this atrocity as they are also victims of Alshabab, and we urge;
-That the Ugandan government to protect the Somali community in Uganda.
-That the Ugandan government and its people not to mistreat the innocent Somali community in Uganda as a result of this criminal action perpetrated by the terrorist group Al-Shabab
- The international community to assist the Ugandan government in its investigation and bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice
- We urge the Somali people to reject and rise up against Al-Shabab’s radicalism and extremism
Somali Cause Chair
Somali Cause is an umbrella of seven Somali organizations in the USA and Canada that united to: (a) Educate the world about the plight of the Somali people, (b) Provide humanitarian assistance to the suffering people of Somalia, (c) Provide an alternative to the clan and regional based politics, and (e) Safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Somalia.
Member organizations include:
1. Alliance for Peace and Development (AFPD), Columbus, OH
2. Baltimore Somali Community, Baltimore, MD
3. Greater Boston Somali Community, Boston, MA
4. Somali Advocacy Council, Washington DC
5. Somali Canadian Diaspora Alliance (SCDA), Toronto, Canada
6. Somali Diaspora Network (SDN), Fairfax, VA
7. Somali Institute for Peace and Justice (SIPJ), Minneapolis, MN